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Cinco de Mayo
Pride for Mexico



Pride for Mexico

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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.84

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     challenging words:    celebration, mainly, fifth, elsewhere, army, holiday, country, event, means, culture, music, pride, part, guitar, money, matter
     content words:    On May, Mexico City, United States, Chinese New Year


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     Spanish: Orgullo por México


Pride for Mexico
By Jody Williams
  

1     Cinco de Mayo means "Fifth of May" in Spanish. On May 5, 1862, the French army invaded Mexico. The French were sent to collect money that Mexico owed to their country. The French attacked the city of Puebla. The Mexican army was ready. They defeated the French. A year later the French returned. They took over Mexico City. Even though this happened, the people of Puebla were proud that the French were defeated first in their city. Each year this pride is celebrated on May fifth.
 
2     Cinco de Mayo is not a holiday .....
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