Only 10% of People Know Why Cinco de Mayo Is a Holiday

May 4, 2019

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Cinco de Mayo is Sunday and about three out of four people say they'll celebrate it in one way or another but only 10% of people know why. A survey gave people five choices for what Cinco de Mayo is about, and the correct answer came in LAST. 

  • 39% said it's Mexican Independence Day, but that's actually September 16th. 
  • 26% said it's a general celebration of Mexican-American culture.
  • 13% said it's a day for DRINKING. 
  • And 13% admitted they just had no idea.

The correct answer, which got 10% of the vote, is it's the anniversary of Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.