This is the True Meaning of Cinco De Mayo

posted by Chuey Martinez -

In the U.S, Cinco De Mayo is a day of partying and drinking but do you know the reason behind the celebration?

Cinco De Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s win over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Mexico’s actual independence day is a national holiday celebrated on Sept. 16th.

In the 60’s a lot of Mexican-Americans celebrated May 5th as a source of pride in their civil rights fight and liquor companies tagged along for the ride making Cinco De Mayo one of the biggest holidays for alcohol sales. Now you can tell your friends some knowledge while you enjoy those margaritas and tacos!

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