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Mexican flag at the May 1, 2015 flag-raising ceremony at Philadelphia City Hall. Photo: Samantha Madera / AL DÍA News

Sponsored by the Consulmex Filadelfia and the Mexican Cultural Center of Philadelphia, Mexican Week will take place May 1-7, with a range of cultural events and offerings.

FOTOS: Philly celebra y homenajea la cultura mexicana

 05/04/2016 - 14:03
Fotos: Martín Martínez/AL DÍA News

La semana coincide con el Cinco de Mayo, la festividad más asociada con México en Estados Unidos. Generalmente confundida con la fecha de la Independencia de México, el Cinco de Mayo conmemora la victoria del ejército mexicano sobre las tropas francesas en la Batalla de Puebla, en 1862.

Plain Text Author: 
Lucia Tejo

PHOTOS: Philly celebrates Mexican culture during Mexican Week.

 05/04/2016 - 11:50
Photos: Martín Martínez/AL DÍA News

The week coincides with Cinco de Mayo, the holiday most American associate with the country of Mexico. Commonly mistaken with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo actually commemorates the Mexican Army’s defeat of French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Plain Text Author: 
Martin Martinez