5 Things you never knew about Cinco de Mayo

cincodemayofitCinco de Mayo is upon us once again. It’s a time of celebration, complete with vibrant costumes, parades, and margaritas. However, as you sit there after work, sipping your intoxicating (pun intended) alcoholic drink, one must ask: What exactly are you celebrating? Are you familiar with the holiday in question? There has to be a reason everyone is celebrating, right?

Many know little about this Mexican holiday, which is why we’re bringing you the five most important factoids concerning Cinco de Mayo. You might be surprised at what you see; there are plenty of false assumptions floating around out there.

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