Plenty of people probably downed one or two, or several, margaritas yesterday celebrating Cinco De Mayo, but the truth is most people probably didn’t know what exactly they were celebrating.
A recent poll finds that only 22% of Americans actually know the holiday honors the Mexican army’s victory over the French empire. Of course that didn’t stop folks from celebrating, with half of those polled saying they usually celebrate the holiday, and one in eight respondents hosting a party this year.
For the record, this isn't Mexico's "Independence Day." The holiday celebrates 1862's Battle Of Puebla. Over time, Cinco De Mayo has become an opportunity in the U.S. for everyone to enjoy many Mexican customs, traditions...and of course, plenty of festivities.