The real meaning behind celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo. For most people in America, They will be getting wasted and shitfaced because they just believe that is what the day is all about. In case you didn’t know, it’s not about drinking. Today, I’m going to break it down it down for you because you should at least know what you are getting wasted for. 

Now, don’t worry. I’m not going to get all history class on you. This is just a brief rundown. I’m also researching this but I’m still sorry if I get anything wrong with the facts. So let’s just get this out-of-the-way now: Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexican Independence Day. That day is actually on September 16 and kicks off Hispanic Heritage Month, which is September 15 through October 15.

Cinco de Mayo is actually the celebration of the Battle of Puebla. This occurred when the French invaded Mexico in hopes of taking it over. Outnumbered by the French, the citizens of Puebla defeated the French and prevented them from heading towards Mexico City until a year later.

The day isn’t really celebrated in Mexico. The most that will happen is that they don’t have work or school that day. It’s not like a super big holiday. It’s actually more celebrate here in the US. Here, it’s more about the celebration of Mexican culture. There is a countless number of events in major cities that have allowed people to experience all the wonderful things in Mexican culture they normally wouldn’t be able to.

I hope that this helps you understand more about why you care to get drunk today. If you are getting drunk, please do it responsibly.

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