Cinco de Mayo

The celebration of Cinco de Mayo, which is the Spanish term for the “fifth of May,” is commemorated in the United States and throughout Mexico. In Mexico, the holiday commemorates the victory over French invaders during the Battle of Puebla, which occurred on May 5, 1862. The U.S. observes the occasion to honor Mexican culture and heritage.

The traditional cuisine for Cinco de Mayo consists of smoked lamb, slow roasted pork, pickled onions, and green salsa on a burrito with a corn tortilla, however many Americans indulge in tacos, nachos, and margaritas to celebrate.

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