Meaning of Cinco de Mayo

Cin•co de Ma•yo

Pronunciation: (Sp. sēng'kô e mä'yô), [key]
  1. a Mexican holiday marking the victory of Mexican troops over French forces in Puebla, Mexico, on May 5, 1862.
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