Alternate Ways to Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Mexico-cinco-de-mayoMany people celebrate Cinco de Mayo with margaritas and Mexican cuisine, but do you know the history behind the popular holiday? It’s not Mexico’s Independence Day – Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Battle of Puebla when Mexico defeated the French military in 1862. Mexico’s Independence Day actually begins on the evening of September 15th when the President of Mexico rings the bell of the National Palace of Mexico City.

Cinco de Mayo is arguably more popular in the United States than it is in Mexico, so apart from indulging in a margarita today, consider these alternative ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo:

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