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Cinco de Mayo

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This was the reason given by the French as an excuse to invade Mexico both in 1838 & 1862.
The city of Mexico that officially celebrates Cinco de Mayo there because the event day's remembrance happened there!
A Mexican dish consisting of a fried tortilla, typically folded, filled with various mixtures, such as seasoned meat, beans, lettuce, and tomatoes....
The Spanish word for war...
It’s an American city that has a large, raucous party with parades, food, dancing, music and more. Hundreds of thousands there attend annually, and it’s bigger than any of the festivities in Mexico!
A young European nobleman who barely spoke Spanish became the Emperor of Mexico two years after the main event of cinco de mayo.
This is a type of traditional Mexican folk music performed by a small group of strolling musicians dressed in costume during Cinco de Mayo celebrations.
A young officer distinguished himself during the famous battle of May 5, 1863; he later became President & Dictator of Mexico for 35 years!
It is a type of bread, kind of like a mini-baguette, that French roll bread familiar to many Latin Americans.
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The Spanish word for battle
A Spanish or Latin-American pastry turnover filled with a variety of savory ingredients and baked or fried...
A kind of sandwich often served in Mexico, served on an oblong 15 cm firm, crusty white sandwich roll.
He fought on the fifth of May & was of full-blooded Zapotec descent – the only full-blooded Native American to ever serve as President of Mexico – who did not even speak Spanish until he was 13!
This is an English adjective which describes the type of holiday that Cinco de Mayo is.
The first time that France invaded Mexico was in 1838-1839 in "The Pastry War." During this event the French occupied this important Mexican seaport city.