Your friends at Boye Creative Group would like to wish you and yours a safe and joyous Cinco de Mayo. ¡Viva México! And while we have your attention, we’d also like to set the record straight concerning this holiday.
Here’s a couple of things we bet you didn’t know about Cinco de Mayo:
1). Cinco de Mayo is Not Mexico’s Independence Day.
Many Americans mistakenly assume that Cinco de Mayo refers to Mexico’s Independence Day. In reality, Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Mexico’s actual independence day is celebrated on September 16.
2). Cinco de Mayo is more Popular in America than in Mexico.
You may find this a little hard to believe, but Cinco de Mayo is not a national holiday in Mexico and it’s only widely celebrated in the State of Puebla. The largest Cinco de Mayo festival in the world is held in Los Angeles where nearly 600,000 people come out to celebrate.
Now that you’ve got all the facts (well … some of them), you’re ready to use this trivia to impress the heck of your friends and family tonight over tacos and Corona.