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April 30, 2024 | Weekly Commentary

Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day; rather, it honors the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

Let’s start up your Cinco de Mayo celebrations with some bite-sized fun facts:

  1. Cinco de Mayo is known to symbolize resilience because the Mexican army won over the French at Puebla despite being outnumbered.
  2. Celebrated globally, Cinco de Mayo is a significant event in Mexico and the U.S. Cinco de Mayo is also celebrated globally, from Canada to Australia and even Japan!
  3. Margaritas, mariachis, tacos, and salsa are indispensable elements for a Cinco de Mayo celebration.
  4. Philadelphia once held the record for the largest piñata ever made, measuring an impressive 61 feet in length.

So, whether you’re enjoying tacos with friends or celebrating at home, let’s celebrate the lively essence of Cinco de Mayo with a toast!