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Surprising facts about Cinco de Mayo

Category: Entertainment · Posted on Saturday, 18th April 2015
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At bars all across America we party like there’s no tomorrow on Cinco De Mayo. Free flowing Tequila, seemingly endless taco bars and bowls and bowls of chips with torrents of salsa. But, why do we do it? That question is hardly ever posed let alone considered as we ramp up a week in advance to hit our favorite bar or Taqueria. We just know instinctively that we have to drink green beer on St Patty’s Day and Tequila and Cerveza on Cinco De Mayo. Ok, so really, why?

#1 What does “Cinco de Mayo” Mean?

Okay. This may be difficult for many to believe but Cinco de Mayo simply means “fifth of May” in Spanish. Just like Americans have the fourth of July this Mexican holiday is simply the day and the month.

#2 Not Mexican Independence Day!

Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s independence day. Mexican independence is celebrated on September 16 and it’s considered the most important national holiday in Mexico. The Mexican War of Independence was an armed conflict, and the culmination of a political and social process which ended the rule of Spain in the territory of New Spain. The war had its antecedent in the French invasion of Spain in 1808 and extended from the Grito de Dolores on September 16 of 1810, to the entrance of the Army of the Three Guarantees to Mexico City on September 27 of 1821. #cincodemayo #mexico #holiday

To read more surprising facts about Cinco de Mayo visit http://www.12secrets.com/12-secrets-cinco-de-mayo/
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