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Cinco de Mayo celebrations are held on May 5 to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Throughout the United States, Cinco de Mayo celebrations and special events are held that celebrates people of Mexican heritage and also gives people a reason to party and drink tequila shots.

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