is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico. In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.
What do we like about Cinco de Mayo? mostly tequila drinks, chips and salsa!
Most people don't know that Cinco de Mayo commemorates an important battle in Puebla, Mexico that helped the USA by blocking the French who were supporters of the confederacy (gracias Mexico).
But, wait--here comes the Kentucky Derby--the most important two minutes in sports!
and no tequila is allowed--Straight Kentucky Bourbon is the choice--the Mint Julep!
We had a few of Mint Juleps when we attended 132nd running of the roses--
a time we'll not forget! We had tickets right on the finish line and
of course, you must wear your finest Derby Hat!