#TRENDING 5/05/21: Cinco de Mayo...10% of People Know What It's Celebrating

Today Is Cinco de Mayo . . . Only 10% of People Know What It's Celebrating

A survey just asked people what Cinco de Mayo is actually about. And only 10% of people knew the correct answer: Celebrating a major Mexican battle win. The victory was over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

39% of people thought Cinco de Mayo was Mexico's Independence Day . . . 26% thought it was just a general celebration of Mexican-American culture . . . 13% admitted they had no idea . . . and 13% said it's, quote, "an excuse to drink."

The survey also found almost three-quarters of Americans said they planned to do something to celebrate.

59% will eat Mexican food . . . 32% will drink margaritas . . . 17% will drink Mexican beer . . . 14% will go to a party . . . and 8% will go to a bar.

And finally, 8% of people say they're going to use today to read up on Mexican history. 

(National Today)

Originally posted on May 5th, 2021

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