The holiday of Cinco de Mayo (The 5th of May) is a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state of Puebla, although it’s recognized to a lesser degree in other parts of the country as well. In the United States, cities with large Mexican-American populations (such as Los Angeles) celebrate the day as well—mostly by enjoying Mexican cuisine and tequila drinks. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at the Battle of Puebla. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day which is actually September 16th.
This photograph was taken in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico back in 2003. I’m pretty sure I had a margarita (on the rocks, with salt) by my side too.
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