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The largest in the US, this colourful Mexican festival celebrates the awakening of nature

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The Cinco de Mayo feast (Fifth of May) in the United States honours Mexican heritage and culture. The emphasis is on the cuisine of Mexico, its folk dances, bright costumes, and "mariachi" music. Los Angeles residents celebrate this vibrant festival with Mexican colours and entertainment, usually in late April. The central Broadway street and the streets of the City Hall host the largest Mexican holiday in the country in honour of the victory of Mexican troops in the Battle of Puebla.

The entertainment program includes performances by artists, live music, dances. Typically Mexican dishes—salsa, guacamole, empanadas, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, and fajitas highlight the menu on this holiday.

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