Diverse Celebrations of Cinco de Mayo-PICTURES

May 3, 2012, 8:21 a.m.

From parades to eat­ing con­tests to dances, Cinco de Mayo has be­come an ad­op­ted hol­i­day for many Amer­ic­ans. In Mex­ico City, re-en­act­ments of the Battle of Puebla, which the hol­i­day is in cel­eb­ra­tion of, take place. Mex­ic­an-Amer­ic­ans may also use the day to show off their cul­ture, while oth­ers may cel­eb­rate it for more light-hearted reas­ons — such as a burrito con­test com­plete with som­brer­os.