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7-Pound Breakfast Taco Is the Hangover Cure for Cinco de Mayo

12 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: El Original) On May 5, 1862, a Mexican army under the command of Generals Ignacio Zaragoza and Porfirio Diaz defeated a French army at the Battle of Puebla, temporarily halting the French invasion of Mexico. Consequently, Americans drink tequila on May 5 every year. Show More Summary

Donald Trump ate his taco bowl on top of a picture of his bikini-clad ex-wife

Oh, The Donald. ICYMI, Donald Trump tweeted a photo Thursday afternoon enjoying a taco bowl, apparently in celebration of Mexico's victory in the Battle of Puebla.  " Happy # CincoDeMayo ! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. Show More Summary

9 people on social media who totally missed the point of Cinco De Mayo.

12 months agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Cinco de Mayo is almost more of a misconception than it is a holiday, at least for a lot of Americans. First of all, it's not the "Mexican Fourth of July"—it commemorates a single event: the Battle of Puebla, a decisive victory of the Mexican army over the French. Show More Summary

Taking Back Cinco de Mayo: Mitú Wants Latino Millennial Voices To Vote

12 months agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

Video Maybe you've heard by now that Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Fourth of July,but about the Battle of Puebla, where the commanding French armywas pushed back, against all odds, by Mexican forces. But if you know those two facts, you probablyknowlittleof that seems to matter in the United [...]

Muy Malo: Outrage Over "Insensitive" Language Used in Cinco De Mayo DUI Memo, Cops Apologize

Today is Cinco de Mayo, the day that marks the 1862 Battle of Puebla. It is not Mexican Independence Day. It's become a holiday celebrated heavily...

Let’s Stop the ‘Hispandering’ by Politicians This Cinco de Mayo

12 months agoNews / Independent News : AlterNet

They could at least learn what Cinco de Mayo is, for starters. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican army defeated the better-equipped French army in 1862. While it isn’t a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico, in the U.S. Show More Summary

Throwing a tax-deductible Cinco de Mayo office party

When most folks think holiday office party, they think Christmas. Here in Texas, though, Cinco de Mayo is a great day for an office party. Today's is the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla in 1862. On that day 154 years ago, the Mexican military defeated the numerically superior French forces that, the year before, invaded Mexico. Show More Summary

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Celebrar en Uptown

We love Cinco de Mayo, because any reason to eat Mexican food and drink tequila is aces with us. Don't forget to raise a glass to the Mexican soldiers who defeated France at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.Luckily, Uptown is chock full of places to do just that. Show More Summary

11 Places To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo With Food And Drink Specials

Celebrate the Battle of Puebla with tasty bites, frosty beverages and, in some cases, live mariachi bands. [ more › ]

Hottest Cinco de Mayo Specials, Deals and Freebies

By Laura Woods, Contributor Cinco de Mayo -- or May 5 -- is celebrated annually to honor the day in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated France at the Battle of Puebla, during the Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to popular belief, the occasion...Show More Summary

Beers, Buffett and Block Parties Mark Cinco de Mayo

On May 5, 1862, a valiant and comparably small Mexican army crushed French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico’s Independence Day is actually celebrated September 16. But hey, when the chips are down and the ice-cold margaritas and...Show More Summary

? 5 places to get your Mexican fix this Cinco de Mayo

12 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Tomorrow is Mexico's high holiday Cinco de Mayo, a day to commemorate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. If you're craving for a taco or a burrito, well, you're in luck. Check out our list of 5 places to be to get your Gringo de Mayo party started. [ more › ]

If Mexicans Toasted The 4th Of July The Way Americans Toast Cinco De Mayo

2 years agoNews : Huffington Post

Official beverage of America: Natural Light. Every year on the 5th of May, Americans consume tacos and tequila in honor of -- wait, what is it for?... oh, really? -- Mexico's military victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. If you're of Mexican descent, you've probably grown a little tired of U.S. Show More Summary

How Brands Took on Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla, but the average American Millennial likely doesn’t have that in mind when giving into the margarita and taco infused celebration that has become the essence of May 5th in the US. Show More Summary

Modern Mexico: 7 Contemporary Mexican Architecture Firms You Should Know

On this Cinco de Mayo, (which commemorates a Mexican victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862—not Mexican Independence Day, which is September 16) Curbed is taking a look at some standout architecture across the...

Why I Hate Cinco de Mayo

This post originally appeared on Persephone Magazine in 2012, but remains just as true today. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the battle of Puebla where the Mexican army defeated the French. It is barely celebrated in Mexico and I hate it; I hate it with a passion and I get irrationally angry when I see what a … Continue reading Why I Hate Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo: 5 spicy cocktails to try

By now, I think we all should know that Cinco de Drinko, er, Mayo, is not Mexican Independence Day. It's more appropriately called the Battle of Puebla when the Mexican army fought and beat the French on May 5, 1862. For celebratory purposes, we'll keep calling it Cinco de Mayo-it sounds more festive, and we'll take any reason to drink. Show More Summary

9 Tequila-Soaked Ways To Celebrate Cinco De Mayo On Tuesday

It's almost time to break out the tacos, tequila and margaritas (in case that's not a regular weekly activity) to celebrate the Mexican army's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862! As Ween once sang, Cinco de Mayo's on Tuesday, and there's a plethora of options out there to get your tequila-fueled celebrations started with a bang. [ more › ]

All the Recipes You Need for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico's victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. In other words, it's a day for celebrating Mexican heritage and independence. And here in the US, it's also a day for eating awesome Mexican-style food and drinking delicious Mexican-inspired cocktails. Show More Summary

Cinco De Mayo: What Gringos Should Know About Celebrating The 1862 Battle of Puebla

While many Americanos don’t know why Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, most agree that one of the recognized ways to honor the occasion is to drink heavily, similar to St. Patrick’s Day and Mardi Gras. While this can add immensely to often boisterous and joyful celebrations, it can also inherently lead to problems. In fact,

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