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What did you do this Cinco de Mayo? Maybe you went to a Mexican restaurant and ate tortillas and chips? Or maybe you had friends over and had margaritas and Coronas (of course I’m talking about your parents). The funny thing is, I lived in Mexico for 3 years and not one of those years did Mexico celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  So I asked myself, “What is Cinco de Mayo? And why is it so popular in the United States and not even celebrated in Mexico?” So like any of you would do, I googled it to find the answer.

Humorously, some people seem to think that it has something to do with mayonnaise (that’s my favorite). Another common search was “What day is Cinco de Mayo celebrated?” Come on, people, basic Spanish! It seems that Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over the French in 1862. However, this makes no sense to me because Mexico celebrates their independence day on September 14. I don’t know much more about Mexico or its history other than that but it seems to me that Cinco de Mayo has nothing more to do than Americans getting together and pretending that they know something about their neighbor. So… happy Cinco de Mayo and remember the mayonnaise.

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