Things You Didn’t Know About Cinco de Mayo
- Officially, Cinco de Mayo commemorates Mexico’s May 5, 1862, victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867).
- Cinco de Mayo isn’t a national holiday in Mexico, although it is celebrated in certain Mexican municipalities, most notably Puebla and Veracruz.
- This holiday is so beloved in the United States (the celebrations are bigger here than it is in Mexico)
- Cinco de Mayo became an official U.S. holiday in 2005 when the U.S. Congress declared it as such
- Corona helped transform Cinco de Mayo into an all-day happy hour celebration by purchasing Mexican beer,”
- Cinco de Mayo wouldn’t be complete without guacamole. In fact, Americans consume up to 81 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo every year