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"Cinco de Mayo" is a date observed for Mexico's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, according to USA Today.

Campus Reform obtained the email from VP of Student Development Judi Biggs Garbuio to students ahead of the Mexican holiday that is celebrated on the fifth of May.

While it's not a major holiday in Mexico, in the U.S.it's evolved into a festive celebration of Mexican culture.

"If you choose to drink this Cinco de Mayo, make sure you have a designated sober driver or have arranged another safe way home", O'Donnell said. The battle wasn't a decisive turning point, and the French ended up taking Mexico City a year later and ruling for about three more years.

"I hope everybody has big plans for the weekend because tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo", Colbert said.

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Zona Blanca Ceviche in downtown Spokane is serving up grilled prawns, and Serrano and pineapple margaritas for the occasion as part of its Cinco de Mayo and spring celebration.

As if the nice weather wasn't enough of a reason to celebrate, Cinco de Mayo AND the Kentucky Derby land on the same Saturday this year.

Some of the largest celebrations in the US are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west where there are large Mexican-American populations.

The day became one to celebrate Hispanic heritage.

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