Cinco de Mayo History

Today is the 5th of May, Cinco de Mayo. Now we all know it’s a day to party, but not everybody knows the history. Cinco de Mayo is to commemorate the “Battle of Puebla” in 1862 when the Mexican Army defeated the French. Now listen, I know doesn’t sound very impressive now, but back then, I guess the French actually had an army.

Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in the Mexican state of Puebla and in the United States. Now, contrary to popular belief, it isn’t to celebrate Mexican Independence Day, but rather to celebrate Mexican heritage and culture. Good news though everybody, that means hitting happy hour at Azteca is a legit celebration.

Cinco de Mayo celebrations are happening all over the country. Except, I heard that in Arizona, they’re having a little bit of trouble after passing that immigration law, convincing the Mexican people… No, you guys; relax! It’s actually cool to be Mexican, today!