Cinco de Mayo - Not Mexican Independence Day!
Any day of the year is good for that.
It is also not Mexican Independence Day (which is September 16).
And it is certainly not a celebration of Mayonaise!
The day actually commemorates a battle in the state of Puebla (just east of Mexico City), where the Mexicanos kicked some imperialist French butt.
It really isn't a big deal in Mexico except for the fact that it pairs up nicely with May 1 (Dia del Trabajo) which is also a holiday. So this year people in Mexico only had a three day work week!
Now that's a reason to celebrate!
Lesson for today is over. Go ahead, have your margaritas (I like mine shaken with ice or on the rocks - and with GOOD tequila please!) and nachos - I know you are going to do it anyway!