Today is Cinco de Mayo. Every year people seem to get confused to what this holiday is actually celebrating. A lot people think it’s Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s not. Others think it’s just an excuse to drink a ton of tequila and eat a million tacos. Also not the reason.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th 1862. The victory was a major win for Mexico.
There you go, now you know your Cinco de History as you enjoy that guac tonight.