Region Celebrates Cinco de Mayo

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0  Updated at 10:46 pm, May 5th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Hundreds of people from around the region celebrated Cinco de Mayo over the weekend.  A two-day celebration drew large crowds at Tautphaus Park in Idaho Falls, highlighted by plenty of food, drinks, dancing, and live music. Organizers say it’s considered a minor holiday south of the border, and in the U.S., it’s evolved to become a major celebration of Mexican culture. Often confused with Mexican Independence Day, which is actually September 16, Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.


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