*Editor's note* This is my Cinco de Mayo post from May 2006. My friends and I then dubbed the holiday Cinco de Makeout after seeing shananigans at the bar that evening, as well as Cinco de Markup when we got our bill from said bar.
What a great day to celebrate drinking margaritas and eating guacamole! While I thought that it meant it was the Taco Bell dog's birthday, there is a historical story behind this holiday. So when you are slammin' your Tequila shots and doing the macarana on the dance floor, hopefully I'll have given you some sort of intellectual arousal.
While many people believe that today is Mexico's Independence day, it is not. Will Smith did not save Mexico from the evil aliens and did not get to make out with Vivica A Fox. The 5th of May is the day the Mexican militia defeated the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. While usually its a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout other parts of Mexico, it also started catching up to major US cities with a significant Mexican population. And then more and more American degenerates realized that they could market another day of hardcore boozing, in which we now have the Cinco de Mayo holiday that you and I love to celebrate!Have a great day and night! And don't eat the worm in the Mezcal bottle.
You might not feel too hot in the morning.