"Cinco de mayo" literally translates as May 5th and commemorates the Battle of Puebla -- not to be confused with the Mexican Independence Day. On May 5, 1862 the Mexican army under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín was victorious over the French troops led into battle by Emperor Napoleon III making Cinco de Mayo one of the preeminent events in Mexican history and a symbol for the cause of freedom and democracy. Moreover "the Puebla victory came to symbolize unity and pride for what seemed like a Mexican David defeating a French Goliath" (Time magazine).
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated throughout the entire United States and regionally in Mexico. Naturally, the hometown of this holiday is the state of Puebla where the battle took place. Although it is not an official holiday in Mexico, starting with the 1940s Cinco de Mayo has become an increasingly popular event for political, social but also economical reasons, as it has been dubbed by Time magazine one of the Top 10 "drunkest holidays".
So, naturally, the essence of Cinco de Mayo is made up of, well, Margaritas. Commonly, you make sure you gather all your friends and invite them for a wild night of Margaritas and tequila. Two ingredients are essential to organizing the greatest Cinco de Mayo ever: Cinco de Mayo ecards, to make sure all your friends are in on your plan to celebrate this fun holiday and sombreros -- the dress code for any self respecting Mexican holiday.
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