Originally just a local holiday, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s underdog victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Now, beyond the state of Puebla, much of the world celebrates Mexican culture on the fifth day of the fifth month, with special attention paid to food and music. Most often, the upbeat style of mariachi scores the day, with its unique mix of acoustic and five-string guitar, trumpets, violin, and guitarrón (acoustic bass).

Cinco de Mayo Fun: Mariachi!


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