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Cinco de Mayo

Grant N., Reporter

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Cinco de Mayo is a Mexican holiday that began to celebrate a Mexican victory over the French in 1862.

A common belief of people who are not very familiar with Cinco de Mayo think that this holiday is a celebration of Mexican Independence. In the U.S. Cinco de Mayo has seemed to take on the role of a celebration for Mexican’s and American’s mixed culture.

In California, Cinco de Mayo is very popular and this is due to the amount of Mexican influence we have on our culture. Los Angeles has some of the biggest celebrations for this holiday.

One very popular food that is consumed on Cinco de Mayo is avocados which are used in many different dishes and dips like guacamole. The food, the party decorations, and even the Mexican flag help make the holiday feel traditional and add fun to the celebration of Cinco de Mayo in the United States. Cinco de Mayo may not be the most popular holiday in America, but it is still celebrated country-wide

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