Celebrate Cinco De Mayo Jimmy Buffet Style

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May 2, 2019

The Reason For Celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Before you start mixing margarita’s (see recipes below) on May 5th, learn a little history as to why this holiday has become so popular in America.  Cinco de Mayo is a celebration in the United States, followed naturally by another tradition “Seis de Hangover.” But contradictory to common belief, Cinco de Mayo is a celebration not the Independence Day of Mexico, nor even a date when Mexicans party or celebrate as a nation.

On May 5, we recall the famous Battle of Puebla, when Mexico defeated the French army, which at the time was recognized the most powerful in the world.  It was 1861 and Mexico had just ended a long Civil War between the Conservatives, who were sponsored by European countries …

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