Cinco de Mayo (the Fifth of May) is the celebration of Mexico's military victory over the French in 1862. This program highlights the history, preparations and festivities surrounding the holiday, and features the spirited sounds of a traditional Mexican mariachi band performing Mexican folk songs. Children also learn about the Mayan story of creation, and they are shown how to make their own maracas from everyday objects to re-create the sounds of Cinco de Mayo throughout the year. Part of the multivolume Holidays for Children DVD Series. Includes public performance rights. 23 minutes. Closed-captioned.