|Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo celebrates solidarity among Mexican and Latino immigrants to the USA. It's date which usually means a parade on the first weekend in May for Latin communities throughout USA. The date itself refers to one of Mexico's four major invasions through the Carnaval City of Vera Cruz. The French attackers were defeated further inland at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
(Mexican Independence Day also known as El Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores) is Sept. 16, 1810
San Francisco's Cinco de Mayo parade begins at 10am on Sunday at Harrison and 24th to Mission and 16th with a Festival afterwards at Civic Center Plaza.
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