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What holiday is celebrated on the 5th of May?
Cinco de Mayo
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What is Puebla?
A small town that beat France in a battle.
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People often confuse Cinco de Mayo with this holiday.
Independence Day
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What type of music is typically played?
Mariachi
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Where does the largest Cinco de Mayo party take place? Las Vegas, Los Angeles, or Chicago?
Los Angeles
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Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to honor Mexico's victory over France at the Battle of Puebla.
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What does batalla mean?
Batalla is a battle.
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Who was president at this time?
Benito Juarez
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What is a popular spectator sport common to Mexicans?
Bull Fights
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How many pounds of avocados are eaten on Cinco de Mayo? 7, 70 or 700 million pound?
70 million
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True or False...Did Mexico win the War?
False. The French won the war even though the Mexicans won the Battle at Puebla.
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How do you say 1862 in Spanish?
Mil ochocientos sesenta y dos
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Who fought the Mexicans on Cinco de Mayo?
The French
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Name two common foods associated with Mexico?
tacos, guacamole, burritos, salsa
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How many US residents come from Mexican heritage? 6 million 200.7 million 33.6 million
33.6 million
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Is Cinco de Mayo federal holiday in Mexico?
It is not. It is actually a pretty small celebration outside of Puebla.
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How do say war in Spanish?
la guerra
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What is the fabled reason why the Mexicans won?
It rained the previous day and the hill was too muddy for the French to get to the Mexicans.
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True or False. Parades are not allowed to occur on this day in Mexico.
False. They do occur and the Mexicans even dress up and reenact the battle.
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True or False. Wearing a western costume is part of the celebration in Puebla?
True
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Which US State celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a chihuahua race? Is it Arizona, Texas, or California?
It is Chandler, Arizonia.
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Name the 3 colors of the Mexican flag in Spanish?
rojo, blanco y verde
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When is Mexico's actual Independence Day?
September 16th
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What is the traditional dance style?
Folk dancing
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Approximately how many US manufacturing tortilla establishments are there?
367
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