Bicentennial celebrations in Mexico City

Commonly mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo in Mexico is far less extravagant. Pictured above are female soldiers dressed in traditional clothing during a military parade in culmination with the bicentennial Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City September 16, 2010. Tens of thousands of Mexicans thronged the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexico's fight for independence from Spain. (Eliana Aponte/Reuters)

Commonly mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo in Mexico is far less extravagant. Pictured above are female soldiers dressed in traditional clothing during a military parade in culmination with the bicentennial Independence Day celebrations in Mexico City September 16, 2010. Tens of thousands of Mexicans thronged the streets on Wednesday to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mexico’s fight for independence from Spain. (Eliana Aponte/Reuters)