Many of us who celebrate Cinco de Mayo here in the states may or may not be from Mexico. It has been one of my favorite Mexican holiday celebrations. Cinco De Mayo is celebrated worldwide but in the U.S. it has become the perfect excuse to drink Jalapeño Margaritas, down shots of tequila, a nice Mexican beer or Michelada, accompanied of course by some Guacamole or Tacos. Cinco de Mayo has often been confused with the countries Independence day but that is not accurate, the actual day for Mexico’s Independence day is celebrated on September 16th each year. What most people don’t know is that on May 5, 1862 some brave Mexicans took on the French army fighting for freedom and democracy. Led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín, the Mexican army defeated the French which was the strongest and most experienced army at the time; now that is a great reason to celebrate and be proud. Si Se Puede!!!
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