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What each state Googles the most on Cinco de Mayo — MAP

What each state Googles the most on Cinco de Mayo — MAP

Hoxmeier and O'Donnell emphasized that Cinco de Mayo party-goers have the option of calling a cab, using public transit or hailing a private ride service like Lyft or Uber.

About 39 percent think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence Day, while another 26 percent think it's a celebration of Mexican-American culture. The event organizers say today is a celebration for Mexico, but also a way to bring different communities together. Though far outnumbered, Mexicans led by General Ignacio Zaragoza fortified the small town of Puebla de Los Angeles and forced the French to retreat after losing close to 500 soldiers, according to History.com.

In Mexico, people on the date recreate action of the Battle of Puebla and hold military parades.

Cinco de Mayo is used across the world to celebrate Mexican culture
Cinco de Mayo is used the world over to rejoice Mexican tradition Corbis – Getty

Despite the holiday's popularity in the United States, many don't know what they're actually celebrating. Banks, workplaces and stores do not close in observance.

Cinco de Mayo, the day bars and college campuses across America get packed with revelers eager to feast on guacamole and down tequila. It is much more popular in the Unites States and has been celebrated by American citizens since the 1860s.


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