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Thousands celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 10:30 am | Updated: 10:43 am, Thu May 16, 2013.

Thousands gathered in Flushing Meadows Corona Park on Sunday to celebrate Mexican heritage, freedom and historic victories for the country.

In Puebla, Mexico, residents commemorate May 5, 1892 as the day the Mexican army pulled out an unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.

In Flushing Meadows Corona Park, visitors were enjoying the sunny, but cool, day by eating churros and corn on the cob, playing soccer and listening to music on the main stage near the Unisphere.

Those putting in the extra effort decked themselves out in red, white and green outfits, sombreros and Mexican soccer jerseys, all the while waiving the country’s flag.

Stars from the Univision telenovela “QuÈ Bonito Amor” put on a show followed by a mariachi performance by some of the genre’s biggest names, including Jorge Salinas and Danna Garcia.

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