U.S. v.s. Mexico

Cinco De Mayo

What is Spanish for May 5th?


He ruled France when it invaded Mexico commencing the Mexican-Franco war.

Who is Napolean III?


Authentic versions of this food include churning together white onion, jalapeno, chopped cilantro and salt before hand blending with avocados and topping with finely chopped tomatoes. 

What is guacamole?


Today, Cinco de Mayo is not that important in Mexico and mainly celebrated only in this city.

What is the City of Puebla?


This celebration is often confused with Cinco de Mayo but dates to September 16, 1810.

What is Mexican Independence Day?


The year the Mexican Army defeated France at the Battle of Puebla during Franco-Mexican War

What is 1862?


He was the Texan-born General who fortified the City of Peubla and led the Mexican army to victory

Who is General Ignacio Zaragoza?


When authentic, these rich sauces that come in colors like yellow, red, black and even green, and are always made of a combination of nuts, fruits, and chili.  

What is Mole?


Outside of Mexico, Cinco de Maya is a popular and festive holiday that has come represent a celebration of 

What is Mexican culture and/or heritage?


Dubbed the Queen of Tejano music, her contributions to music and fashion made her one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the late 20th century.

Who is Selena?  (Selena Quintanilla-Pérez)


Mexico defaulted on its financial debts resulting in this war

What is the Franco-Mexican War


At 4'6", born of the poor indigenous Zapotic tribe, he became a well-educated and politician lawyer by the time he was elected Mexican President in 1861. 

Who is Benito Juarez?


This town is usually considered the “birthplace” of the first mole but Oaxaca, from which many moles originate, claims to be the home of the seven moles, being the place from which all other moles came.

What is the Town of Puebla?



The number of official Cinco de Mayo celebrations held in the United States in 2019.

These weapons are most often associated with the original freedom fighters from Mexico.
What is machetes and rifles?

Although the Battle lasted lasted for a day and the Mexicans were outnumbered by 3000 French troops, the resulting French retreat from Peublo was considered less strategic for Mexico and more...

What is Symbolic?


Despite studying at the Military Academy in Saint-Cyr, this General is best known for his stunning defeat at Puebla.

Who is Charles de Lorencez?


This popular chili sauce used in Mexican cuisine was first developed in Pueblo. It is commonly a combination of a minimum of three dried chili peppers, ground nuts or seeds and Mexican chocolate among other signature ingredients.

What is Mole Poblano?


The activists who made Cinco De Mayo apparent in the United States.

What is the Chicano activists?

Celebrations usually involve waiving the Mexican flag or wearing these colors of the flag.

What are red, green, and white?


Despite being outnumbered by more than 3000 men, the rag tag Mexican army only lost this number of soldiers at the Battle of Peubla before the French retreated after suffering more than 500 casualties among their ranks.

What is approximately 100?

Though this Austrian Royal was installed by the French as Emperor of Mexico in 1864 at the end of the Mexican-Franco War, he ruled for only three years before being executed during a political coup.

Who is Maximllian I, also known as Maximillian Emperor of Mexico, Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph Maria, and Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian Joseph von Hapsburg-Lorraine?


This typical Mexican food is made with roasted and ground cacao, sugar, and cinnamon. Other spices such as nutmeg and allspice may be added a along with nuts, and chilies.

What is Mexican Chocolate?


This California town created Cinco de Mayo parties in the United States but doesn't celebrate it any more.

What is Columbia (in Tuolumne County, California)?


Cinco de Mayo is historically important for Americans because it marks the last time THIS happened in a war on North American soil.

What is a foreign power was the aggressor? (France)

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