According to wikiHow…
On May 5, 1862, the Mexican Army, against all odds, defeated French forces in the Battle of Puebla. On Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May), many Mexicans around the world celebrate their Mexican ancestry and people of all backgrounds can take the time to appreciate Mexican culture.
Usually Cinco de Mayo is celebrated with parades, special dinners and Mexican themed parties (Hummus Brothers are doing a special Cinco de Mayo day here).
If you’re looking for an alternative way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, I have some other suggestions…
#5. Quickly fly to Mexico and immerse yourself in the culture. Or walk around the back yard in sandals and tacky tourist ware asking where the cabana is.
#4. Tell that joke about the sheep’s favourite Christmas song: Fleece Navidad.
#3. Have mayo on everything (BOOOO!).
#2. Gather ’round the TV and watch game two. No wait, that would be Cinco de Ducks-o.
#1. Hot fries, hot gravy, guacamole, salsa and cheese curd all baked in a taco shell crust (hangin’ from the ceiling…) and you have a Poutine Piñata!