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Cinco De Mayo is the Mexican national holiday widely celebrated by Mexican Americans in United States on May 5th in remembrance of the 1862 Battle of Puebla.

The poster below, courtesy of the Royal Chicano Air Force Archives collection, part of Opening History aggregation, shows an announcement for celebration of Cinco De Mayo in California. The second item featured here, courtesy of Galeria de la Raza Archives – Catalog of Slides collection, is a photograph taken at 1977 Cinco de Mayo Parade.

Cinco De Mayo celebration

Cinco De Mayo celebration

Cinco de Mayo Parade, May 1977

Cinco de Mayo Parade, May 1977

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Car in St. Patrick's Day parade, Seattle, March 1936

Car in St. Patrick's Day parade, Seattle, March 1936


Photograph of a car in St. Patrick’s Day parade, Seattle, Washington, March 1936.
Courtesy of Museum of History & Industry’s Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, which is part of a larger King County Snapshots: A photographic heritage of Seattle and surrounding communities collection.
More information about collection from Opening History aggregation.
If you are interested in the history of St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Washington state, take a look at this Washington State Library’s blog post

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