Cinco de Mayo celebrations begin with West Side parade

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chicago's Cinco de Mayo celebrations got an early start with a parade along Cermak Road on the city's West Side Sunday.

The colorful celebration capped off a three-day festival in nearby Douglas Park attended by an estimate 100,000 people.

Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of a victory for Mexican forces over the French Army in the 1800's.
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