Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo

[Spanish seeng-kaw the mah-yaw]
noun
a Mexican holiday marking the victory of Mexican troops over French forces in Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862.

Origin:
< Spanish: May 5

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cinco de mayo

noun
the fifth of May which is observed in Mexico and Mexican-American communities in the United States to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 
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