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.
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.
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.
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!