Be In The Know: What is Cinco De May & Why is it Important?

Cinco de Mayo is more than margaritas and cerveza (beer).  I did a little research and wanted to share some of the sites and interesting facts that I came across.

Below is a comment I found on the Independent:

People often mistake Cinco de Mayo for a celebration of Mexican independence. But they’re wrong.

The holiday celebrates a failed French invasion after a fledgling Mexican state defaulted on debt payments to European governments.

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Mexican independence day is actually on September 16th.

According to an article published by NBC News:

Cinco de Mayo is a bigger celebration in the US than in Mexico.

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Another article I read from Time Magazine says:

Cinco de Mayo is part of the Latino experience of the American Civil War.  It’s not about the Mexican experience.

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Here is a short clip from the History Channel

Now that you are “in the know” about Cinco de Mayo, get out there, enjoy your margarita, and have a good time!



Author: Cynthia Brandel

Published author and founder of, Cynthia has captivated the world with her works of fiction including The Sanctorian Series and her latest work, The Revenant City Series. Lover of young adult reads and fantasy reads, Cynthia has transformed her passions into a full-time career.

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