Cinco de Mayo?

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The Cinco de Mayo festival is observed in portions of Mexico and the United States in commemoration of a military victory against Napoleon III's French army in 1862.

On May 5, 1862, 6,000 French forces met 2,000 Mexican soldiers at dawn at Puebla de Los Angeles, a tiny village in east-central Mexico. Mexico had declared victory by dusk.

Cinco de Mayo, which is more popular in the United States than in Mexico, has become synonymous with the celebration of Mexican-American culture.

Since 1863, Californians have rejoiced. The day gained non-Mexican popularity in the 1980s because to beer, wine, and tequila marketing initiatives.

Although Cinco de Mayo is not a government holiday in Mexico, youngsters benefit from the day's closure of schools!

According to the California Avocado Commission, the United States alone consumes upwards of 80 million pounds of avocados on Cinco de Mayo!

The Margarita Grill's owner, Javier Jerez, said he's glad we have Cinco de Mayo, regardless of how it became an American celebration. "The main goal is to have fun and relax."

Have a Wonderful May Five!