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Calif. high school wins round in battle over ban on U.S. flag shirts

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- A federal appeals court said Thursday it would not "second guess" officials at a California high school who banned American-flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo celebration ends with broken windows, but no arrests

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6 (UPI) -- A California Cinco de Mayo celebration got out of hand and a public bus was pelted with rocks after police came to control the large crowd, authorities say.
Obama honors Mexican-Americans in Cinco de Mayo statement

Obama honors Mexican-Americans in Cinco de Mayo statement

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday honored Mexican-Americans and called for immigration reform in a statement on Cinco de Mayo.
Actress Julie Benz marries marketing rep

Actress Julie Benz marries marketing rep

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Julie Benz, a former star of "Dexter," married fiance Rich Orosco in a Cinco de Mayo-themed wedding in Los Angeles, her representative confirmed.

Obama's schedule for Thursday, May 3

WASHINGTON, May 3 (UPI) -- President Obama meets out of the public eye and speaks at a Cinco de Mayo reception Thursday, the White House said.
Bidens host Cinco de Mayo party

Bidens host Cinco de Mayo party

WASHINGTON, May 2 (UPI) -- U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden and his wife, Jill, hosted 40 people Wednesday at a Cinco de Mayo breakfast at their official residence in Washington.
Obama celebrates 'shared heritage'

Obama celebrates 'shared heritage'

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama celebrated Cinco de Mayo at the White House, telling Mexicans and Americans the occasion calls for "commemorating our shared heritage."
Obama cites Phoenix 'Los Suns' protest

Obama cites Phoenix 'Los Suns' protest

WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday referenced a move by the owner of the Phoenix Suns NBA team to protest a controversial Arizona immigration law.
Cinco de Mayo minor holiday in Mexico

Cinco de Mayo minor holiday in Mexico

HOUSTON, May 5 (UPI) -- The holiday Cinco de Mayo is a minor event in Mexico while its popularity in U.S. cities is due in large part to savvy marketers, authorities said.

Restaurant serves kosher tequila

NEW YORK, May 5 (UPI) -- A New York restaurant said the city's first kosher tequila arrived at the eatery just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

Cinco de Mayo event in New York canceled

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- The annual Cinco de Mayo event in New York that draws thousands of people has been canceled amid concerns about the swine flu epidemic, organizers say.
Flu concerns scrap Cinco de Mayo festival

Flu concerns scrap Cinco de Mayo festival

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- A day-long Cinco de Mayo festival in New York's Flushing Meadows-Corona Park was canceled because of swine flu concerns, officials said.

Mexicans quiet on Cinco de Mayo in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, May 5 (UPI) -- In recent years, Americans have embraced Mexico's Cinco de Mayo holiday, welcoming the excuse to clink Coronas and margaritas with only a vague understanding of
ELIZA BARCLAY, UPI Correspondent

Half of Van Halen still on the road

LOS ANGELES, May 4 (UPI) -- Van Halen may be moribund since its 2004 reunion tour, but half the band is still hard at work.

Kerry touts school plan in L.A. visit

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Sen. John Kerry used the Cinco de Mayo holiday to boost his education platform during a visit to Los Angeles Wednesday.
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US Americans, mixed nationality;

Celebration in the United States of Mexican-American culture and experiences. Only somewhat celebrated in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th.

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