Did you know that Cinco de Mayo celebrations are bigger in the U.S. than in Mexico? It's true.
May 5 is Cinco de Mayo in Spanish, commonly seen as a celebration of Mexican culture, heritage, and pride. But Latino Americans say it's a very misunderstood celebration here in the States. For starters, it's not Mexican Independence Day.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Mexican Independence Day is actually September 16.
Reportedly, the "celebration" of Cinco de Mayo is largely the result of promotions in the U.S. by liquor and beer companies, bars, and restaurants since the 1980's.
Well, it's long been said that we Americans do know how to party it up, and hey...whether we got it right or not, we never pass up an opportunity to have a good time!!
AND PARTY WAS THE NAME-O
BARELY MADE IT TO THE ...
And we'll do it all over again next year!!
......I'm Just Sayin..... :-P
Picture provided by Gringo's Mexican Holiday