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7 Things You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

Get the story behind the Cinco de Mayo holiday as the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla approaches.
A crowd of spectators gathers in a city's Plaza de Armas for an artillery salute for Cinco de Mayo. The holiday celebrates Mexico's victory over the French. Mexico.   (Photo by Detroit Photo Company/Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

A crowd of spectators gathers in a city’s Plaza de Armas for an artillery salute for Cinco de Mayo. The holiday celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French. Mexico. (Photo by Detroit Photo Company/Library of Congress/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images)

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