Often mistaken for Mexican Independence Day (which actually falls on September 16), Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican Army’s astonishing victory in 1862 over the almost undefeated French military at the Battle of Puebla. It’s a day to toast Mexican bravery, history and pride.
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated around the world and in Puebla itself, parades and re-enactments take place alongside traditional Mariachi bands, fabulous Mexican food and…beer. And tequila. Maybe a couple of margaritas.
You get the picture.
Without further ado, here are our three awesome tips on how to have a fantastic, roof-raising Cinco de Mayo, without the morning after hurting too much.
- Hydration. Hydration.
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