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Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the border state of California in 1863. It grew popular throughout the United States in the early 1940s in recognition of the courageous Mexican victory against a massive French invasion in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. In 2005 Cinco de Mayo received a United States presidential proclamation as a national day of observation.
Every Cinco de Mayo, Americans embrace the richness of Mexican culture through parades, community events, picnics, parties, and other celebrations.
Many Americans love Mexican food, and there is no better time to enjoy it than on Cinco de Mayo. Today, a five-layer Mexican dip is a traditional addition to your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
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