If you live in the U.S., chances are you’ve lifted a glass or two of tequila and toasted Mexican Independence Day on May 5th. Which is all fine and great — I mean hey, who doesn’t love a margarita? But, unfortunately, your toast to our bordering country’s freedom should be saved for its real Independence Day, September 16th.
Of course since we Americans love our guacamole and margaritas alike, it’s perfectly fine to continue celebrating Cinco de Mayo (aka, the fifth of May) — but this year, why not surprise your friends with a shout out to the Mexican army’s dubious triumph over the better equipped French military at the Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862 — VIVA LA BATALLA DE PUEBLA!!! Or for those non-Spanish speakers, “Long live the Battle of Puebla.”
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