Cinco de Mayo means Fifth of May in English. It is a celebration of Mexican culture and history. It is a holiday to celebrate the defeat of French forces who were occupying the Mexican city of Puebla in 1862. The leader of the Mexican Army was General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin. (3-page lesson)
Facts About Mexico
The population of Mexico is 126 million. (2021)
Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independance Day. That day is celebrated on September 16.
The currency of Mexico is the peso.
Flag of Mexico
The flag of Mexico is green, white, and red.
The Mexican Coat of Arms is in the middle of the flag.
It shows a golden eagle standing on a cactus and eating a snake.