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In the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.

Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican Army's underdog victory against the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Colbert opened the show talking about how odd it is that Trump stopped celebrating Cinco de Mayo once he became president. Mexico's most important national holiday is celebrated September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores (Grito de Dolores) that initiated the 1810 war for Mexican independence from Spain. "The Battle of Puebla remains an important symbol of Mexican bravery and tenacity".

"The reason it became more popular (in the USA during that time) was in part because of the Good Neighbor policy", Jose Alamillo, a professor of ethnic studies at Washington State University in Pullman, told National Geographic, referring to the US government's effort to reach out to neighboring countries.

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Traditionally, folks will cruise up and down the surrounding neighborhoods to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

Riverside County sheriff's deputies, Murrieta police officers and other law enforcement officials Saturday will step up patrols to catch Cinco de Mayo celebrants who risk drinking and driving. In the US the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Applebee's, with locations throughout Spokane, extended its Dollarita $1 margarita special for the day.

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