Many Americans falsely presume that Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s Independence. However, it’s actually the celebration of Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The Mexicans showed they would not be bullied for debts and their bravado impressed the world, which is why the holiday holds some significance south of the border. Yet, marketers have pitched Cinco de Mayo to Americans as yet another a “drinking holiday.”
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