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The history of the Battle of Puebla known as Cinco de Mayo.

The Cinco de Mayo refers to the Battle of Puebla, a decisive battle fought on May 5, 1862 in Mexico by the Mexican Army against the French invaders and led by the Texas born General Ignacio Zaragoza.  Though it was not the end of the war, it was the first battle the Mexicans had won.  It became known as the turning point giving hope to the Mexican people.  The victory ignited many celebrations. Texans and Americans are still celebrating the Cinco de Mayo - a true American tradition.

The Dallas tradition.

Today the Cinco de Mayo Dallas is the biggest and longest running "Cinco" celebration. The Cinco de Mayo Dallas is produced by the Oak Cliff Coalition for the Arts, a non-profit 501(C)3 organization whose purpose is to promote the arts and education.

Let's celebrate the Cinco de Mayo Dallas - May 1-8, 2022.

There are several activities planned as part of the celebration. Participate and enjoy the Cinco de Mayo Dallas via video, photos, and live. The celebration includes, the Big Parade on Jefferson Blvd.,  Fiestas (citywide), and the Cultural Expressions Showcase.