Happy Cinco De Mayo – What Are We Really Celebrating On The Fifth Of May?

May 5, 2021 16:49 pm · 15 comments

Today is Cinco De Mayo, and despite popular belief, this isn’t Mexican Independence Day.

Watch the brief video from the History Channel to learn about why we celebrate on the fifth of May.

Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Bob May 5, 2021 at 5:58 PM

The Battle of Santa Poco, in which three brave Americans defeated El Guapo and his gang.

Hanne Jeppesen May 5, 2021 at 6:07 PM

I remember celebrating that day at the Cadillac Bar and Grill in San Francisco. It was(still there l believe)a great Mexican bar on 9th street, use to go there a lot mid eighties to early nineties. Always lots of fun had friends that would hang out there Friday nights. They served slammers, a little too strong for me, l prefer a margarita.

Anonymous May 5, 2021 at 6:08 PM

I would guess to most Americans, Cinco de Mayo is more about margaritas and Negra Modelos than anything that happened in Mexico.

My lovely bride just brought home a twelve-pack of Negra Modelo, so I’m getting into the spirit as I type this.

Shoot, she forgot the Reposado… Darn. 🙁

Cowellian May 5, 2021 at 6:14 PM

We celebrate because any excuse for a party is a good one.

Ricardoh May 5, 2021 at 6:32 PM

So it is celebrating getting out of a legal debt. Huh !

Mg May 6, 2021 at 7:31 AM

Si?

Superstitious Aloysius May 5, 2021 at 7:07 PM

Most non-Spanish speakers cannot easily say “Dieciseis de Septiembre,” at least not without choking on their own tongue. However, they can say “Cinco de Mayo” in their sleep. Also, you can say “Cinco de Mayo” 20 times in the time it takes to say “Dieciseis de Septiembre” once — very important for 30-second TV commercials. Smart advertising people realized this and decided to make May 5th a fiesta day.

Silva May 5, 2021 at 7:43 PM

The cheap swill known as Budweiser beer.

remember May 6, 2021 at 5:16 AM

bleeding hearts?
cultural appropriation?
discomfort caused by those wish to speak Spanish?

Dr. Jellyfinger May 6, 2021 at 7:08 AM

And the reward for all this is a hangover and gas.

Bean Burner May 6, 2021 at 7:15 AM

if you think its anything other than the invention of the taco, you’re un-American.

chuckie the troll May 6, 2021 at 7:38 AM

We did nothing in honor of this Cuervo Holiday.

Lovelace May 6, 2021 at 11:39 AM

The anniversary of my father’s death.

Silva May 7, 2021 at 5:30 PM

Aw. I’m sorry, Lovelace.

redrazor May 6, 2021 at 2:19 PM

It was “Cinco de Drinko” in my day.

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