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Things You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

Things You May Not Know About Cinco de Mayo

Today, in "Why Are Men Like This" and also "White Men Are Pretty Bad" and also "Republican Politicians Are Racist Motherfuckers" I bring you the holiday Cinco De Mayo. Refreshments were also provided. Cinco de Mayo isn't a federal holiday so the day is just like any other day for most people in Mexico.

"Well, we combined Cinco de Mayo with my wife's graduation party".

A few highlights of the event can be seen in the video below. Drink in moderation! But there's nothing wrong with celebrating by enjoying a culture's traditional foods and supporting its people.

It's the Mexican St. Patrick's Day - that no one in Mexico really celebrates - but hey, who's above using whatever reason possible to throw back some ice cold cervezas and shots of tequila? For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about.

Cinco de Mayo is Friday and Chef Alexis Samayoa of Espita Mezcalaria is in the studio with Eun Yang to make tostadas, the ideal Cinco de Mayo party food. The clash, which took place during the French-Mexican war, featured a vastly outnumbered Mexican army and their unlikely victory over Napoleon III's troops.

Latino activists raised awareness for the holiday in the 1960s. Mexico had long before, on September 16, 1810, declared its independence, but there were constant struggles to maintain Mexico's freedom for a long time after the country became independent from Spanish rule, Villegas said.

Some of the largest celebrations in the US are held in Los Angeles and in towns throughout the west.

Trump's relationship with Mexico has been turbulent over his campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S. -Mexico border and force Mexico to pay for it. In 2016, Trump celebrated by tweeting a picture of himself eating a taco bowl with the caption "I love hispanics!"


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