5 festive facts about Cinco de MayoLifestyle The List
Cinco de Mayo has become synonymous with tacos, tamales, margaritas and guacamole galore. That’s pretty much everything awesome in this world so Kristina Guerrero is talking with California Avocado Commission’s Jan DeLyser and Arizona State University’s Monica De La Torre to get some festive facts about this popular holiday.
1. Holy Guacomole
It is estimated that 105 million pounds of avocados will be consumed this Cinco de Mayo.
2. Margarita Mystery
Many legends are out there about its origin and include it being created south of the border by accident and named after the American drink "Daisy" made for the jazz singer Peggy Lee at the Studio Lounge in Galveston, and created by a Texan socialite for one of her rocking holiday parties. Either way, the Margarita spread and was everywhere by 1960s.
3. Cinco de Mayo the Battle
When you are raising that glass it isn't for Mexico's Independence Day. That is September 16th. Instead it's all about May 5, 1862, when a small Mexican army went after a much larger French contingent and was led by a Texan, General Ignacio Zargosa.
4. Party U.S.A.
The biggest celebrations about this proud day in Mexican history are right here in America. The largest festivities are held in Los Angeles, but you can attend some pretty epic parties in San Diego, Phoenix and Denver.
5. Sky High Celebration
In Vancouver, Canada they take it to new heights with an annual skydive!
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