The Truth About Cinco de Mayo That You Probably Don’t Know

Cinco de Mayo has been turned into the day of drinking for many Americans but you should know the real reason the holiday exists. No, it’s not because it’s the day tequila was invented and it’s not the day Mexico became Texas. The day of celebration began back in 1862.

In my hometown of Goliad, Texas, in 1829, a man named Ignacio Zaragoza was born in a home made of stone. You can still visit his birthplace when you stop in La Bahia. It’s surrounded by some of the oldest and most well-preserved Presidio in the country.

Later in life, Ignacio became a General for the Mexican Army and led his troops into battle against the much larger French Army in 1862. At 33 years old, General Ignacio Zaragoza defeated his rival at the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May. Thus, becoming the holiday we know as Cinco de Mayo.

Before you dive head first into a pool of maragritas and chili con queso you should take a chance to Remember Goliad and remember not to drink and drive.

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