MORE PHOTOS OF MEXICO ON CINCO DE MAYO

More Photos Of Mexico On Cinco De Mayo
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MORE PHOTOS OF MEXICO ON CINCO DE MAYO



Written by Jack Blocker
05 Tuesday 05th May 2015

In Mexico, Cinco de Mayo (that's the fifth of May) celebrates the Mexican army's unexpected victory over the French at the battle of Puebla in 1862. Outside of the Mexican state of Puebla, it's not actually that significant a date.

In the United States, the day has transformed into a de facto symbol of all things Mexican-American. People don sombreros and drink tequila, with many more mistaking it for Mexico's Independence Day - which is in fact on September 16. It's universally enjoyed, which is strange when you think how many Americans want their hispanic neighbours to 'go back to their own country.'

'Cinco de Drinko' is arguably a co-opted cultural phenomenon, snatched by Americans for the sole purpose of boozing and burritos. As it's been a long weekend and my head hurts, I'm going to snatch it myself, for the sole purpose of dumping some more photos I took on my recent trip to Mexico.

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