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
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
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...
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
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
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 › ]
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
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,
Cinco de Mayo is just a holiday invented by Hallmark to celebrate the Mexican army's victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla.
It's Cinco de Mayo! Let's celebrate and wear outfits inspired by this holiday and the Mexican Victory at the battle of Puebla. More » Fashion Inspired By: Cinco De Mayo Fiestas is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Get sex, dating advice, culture news and hot trends for women..
Summary: Happy Cinco de Mayo! Many will celebrate today just because. The real reason behind Cinco de Mayo is to commemorate the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Another reason Mexico is on our minds lately is because of a smash show hitting LA and traveling worldwide called Lucha Vavoom.
Washington, D.C — DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement today in recognition of Cinco de Mayo: “Cinco de Mayo celebrates a Mexican victory over the French Army at the Battle of Puebla. On May 5, 1862, Mexican fighters and workers stood together in opposition to a foe against whom they were out-manned and out-armed. Show More Summary
Happy Cinco de Mayo! The holiday that celebrates freedom and democracy commemorates the Mexican army's defeat over the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. It's also a day to dominate your local bar's Mexican karaoke competition (yep, that's a real thing) or patronize the best Mexican restaurant in town. Show More Summary
About Cinco de Mayo David R. Kotok Cumberland Advisors, May 3, 2014 The Cinco de Mayo (May 5) holiday is called “El Día de la Batalla de Puebla” or, in English, “The Day of the Battle of Puebla,” according to Wikipedia. In 22 seconds, you can track down the rest of the story...Read More
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said House Republicans on Cinco de Mayo should be as courageous as the Mexican militia that defeated the French army in the Battle of Puebla to pass amnesty legislation. Pelosi, who has saidShow More Summary
Cinco de Mayo, Atlanta's favorite excuse to eat guacamole, is Monday - so you know that means a party all weekend long! Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in remembrance of the Battle of Puebla, but in the United States it's mostly just about drinking enough margaritas that you can't remember a thing!... Read Full Post
You probably spent your holiday weekend sucking down Coronas and margaritas, and not thinking about the Battle of Puebla. You were celebrating the wrong holiday, and you didn't even make a phone call to your dad because you are awful. Show More Summary
Over the years, US Presidents have been celebrating Cinco de Mayo at the White House with music, dancing, food, and other cultural festivities that recognize the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in which the Mexican army beat the odds and defeated the French. Show More Summary
Happy Cinco de Mayo! The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It's a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, but north of the border Americans use the day to celebrate Mexican culture and heritage. Show More Summary
Here are some Cinco de Mayo festivities happening around town. These celebrations have only the most tangential relationship to the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862 and during which the Mexican army vanquished French forces. No, they are actually excuses to drink margaritas and eat chips and cheese dip in defiance of your diet. Show More Summary