What people search for on Cinco de Mayo is mostly what you’d expect: “Tequila,” “Triple Sec,” “How to Make a Margarita” and “What is Cinco de Mayo?” But an awkward amount of states search for “When is Cinco De Mayo?” Look, I’m not going to judge you for not knowing Spanish. But the name of the holiday is literally the name of the day it is on. And you only need one month of 7th grade Spanish class to know that.
What is Cinco De Mayo And Why Do We Celebrate It?
Many people think Cinco is Mexican Independence Day or related to Day of the Dead. Both are incorrect.
Here’s the answer from cableTV:
Some Mexicans—primarily those who live in Puebla—observe it as a commemoration of Mexico defeating France in the Battle of Puebla, but north of the border the holiday has evolved into a widespread celebration of Mexican-American culture.
Feel free to drop some history while you are sucking down $3 Patron shots and Buy One, Get One Free Tecate.