Cinco de Mayo
Every Fifth of May (Cinco de Mayo) in the state of Puebla, the famous Battle of Puebla is commemorated with traditional music and dancing and general festivities. The Battle saw a smaller Mexican army defeat a larger and more equipped French army on 5 May 1862. Ironically the day is probably more celebrated in the United States than it is in the rest of Mexico, in a similar fashion to the celebrations of St. Patrick's Day.
Venue: Puebla, east of Mexico City
Date: 5 May 2013