Que es Cinco de Mayo?

Que es Cinco de Mayo?

For those planning on having a margarita (or a couple) this weekend for Cinco de Mayo, Lyft is offering a free sober ride home.

Partyers in the US brought in $658 million in booze revenue in 2013 alone.

The day celebrates the Mexican army defeating the French army, which invaded Mexico in the mid-1800s.

"On May 5, 1862, General Ignacio Zaragoza's Mexican forces withstood the French assault on the town of Puebla de Los Angeles, despite being outnumbered and underequipped".

"People come to expect because they like to, they like the Mexican culture, they like Hispanic culture", said Sergio Romero, chairman of the Idaho Falls Cinco de Mayo.

And if you're a Kentuckian who took to the Internet to find out when the Mexican commemorative holiday is, you're reportedly among the majority.

"Cinco de Mayo" ranks ahead of "Valentine's Days", "New Year's Eve" and "St. Patrick's Day" for restaurant revenue, according to CBS News.

In Mexico it's not a widely celebrated holiday except for in Pueblo.

In many cities in the United States, there are parades and festivities featuring mariachi music, dancing and Mexican food.

Zona Blanca Ceviche in downtown Spokane is serving up grilled prawns, and Serrano and pineapple margaritas for the occasion as part of its Cinco de Mayo and spring celebration.

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