What You're Really Celebrating On Cinco De Mayo...


Happy Cinco de Mayo friends!

I know that the fifth of May has turned into many American's favorite day of the year. The holiday where it's acceptable in the United States to consume large amounts of Mexican food and drink Margaritas without feeling one ounce of guilt. Now, I'm a big supporter of any reason to celebrate, but as a Mexican-American I feel the need to correct a common misconception among many people.

Cinco de Mayo IS NOT Mexico's Independence Day. Are you shocked? Independence day in Mexico is actually the 16th of September. What you're really celebrating on Cinco de Mayo is the Battle of Puebla, when Mexican armies defeated French forces (in Puebla, a State in Mexico), on May 5th of 1862.
So friends, I hope you're consuming large amounts of guacamole and enjoying a margarita or two this evening (I know I will be) and enjoy celebrating the real reason we have a holiday known as "Cinco de Mayo".

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5 comments :

V. Nino said...

It's fun and all, but the totality of Cinco de Mayo drives me batty. Sombreros, fake staches, token Chihuahua and all. Haha :)

Emma Newell said...

I found this out last night!! One of my coworkers told me about the battle of Puebla - I thought it was so interesting! Thanks for sharing this Bri! xo,

Amelia Be said...

We don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but if only for the margaritas, I wish we did. haha! Perhaps next year ;)



Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com xxx

Lauren {at} Life.Love.Lauren said...

In elementary and middle school I took part in a traditional Mexican dance group that danced especially on Cinco De Mayo and we were able to better spread information and facts to many people. So much fun to look back on that and great post!!

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