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Cinco de Mayo: a Mexican celebration that has spread in the U.S.

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On May 5, 1862, the Mexicans decisively defeated the French army. The victory represented a significant morale boost to the Mexican army and the Mexican people at large and helped to establish a sense of national unity and patriotism.

As for Cinco de Mayo, the celebration is simply to honor a single battle in which the underdog achieved an unlikely defeat against French troops, who saw Mexico’s unpaid debt as an opportunity to invade and expand Napoleon’s colonial empire.

The victory of the Battle of Puebla is primarily celebrated in the city of Puebla, which largely recognizes the victory through military reenactments. For the rest of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is not considered a national holiday, so businesses are still open and most people still go to work like any other day.

What kind of food do you eat for Cinco de Mayo?

There’s something for everyone: Green Pozole with Chicken, Horchata, Guacamole, Cemita Poblana, Huevos Rancheros, Mexican Barbacoa, Enchiladas Verdes, Tostadas, Chile Verde Tamales, Fish Tacos, Flautas and more fantastic dishes.

What to drink on Cinco de Mayo?

So, let’s get the party started and explore some of the best cocktail and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo!

  • Classic Margarita. …
  • Margarita Pitcher. …
  • Paloma. …
  • Pineapple Margarita. …
  • Strawberry Margarita. …
  • Cantarito. …
  • Cadillac Margarita. …
  • Tequila Sunrise.

When did the US start celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

The first recorded Cinco de Mayo celebration in the United States took place in Southern California in 1863, and the holiday gradually gained popularity throughout the Southwest in the following decades.

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