Holy guacamole! Cinco de Mayo is just a week away! And, it’s on a Friday this year!
What better way to celebrate than with a deliscious margarita! I’ve rounded up some fresh margarita recipes on the blog today for your upcoming fiesta celebrations! This weekend is the perfect time to mix some up at home and see which ones you think are muy bien! And, don’t forget the chips and guacamole!
But first, here are some Cinco de Mayo factos:
- In case your Spanish is *muy rusty*. Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for the fifth of May.
- The holiday celebrates an unexpected victory. The holiday actually celebrates the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican army won the battle despite being smaller and ill-equipped.
- Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That occurred 50 years prior to the Battle of Puebla. It is celebrated on September 16.
- Cinco de Mayo is a bigger deal in the United States. In Mexico, the day is observed with political speeches and battle reenactments. Many of the actual celebration and battle re-enactment take place in Puebla.
- In fact, the world’s largest Cinco celebration takes place in Los Angeles. This year’s Festival de Fiesta Broadway is expected to draw 300,000 people. Cities like New York City, Denver and Houston also throw large parties in honor of the day.
- Chandler, Arizona, even celebrates the day. There are Chihuahua races and even crowning two of the dogs king and queen.
- Americans consume up to 81 million avocados on Cinco de Mayo, according to the California Avocado Commission. The creamy food is used for guacamole, a popular Mexican dish.
Now for some delicioso margarita recipes!
So, which margarita is calling your name? Do you have a different kind of favorite margarita? Please do share in the comments section.
Hasta la proxima vez!