Cinco de Mayo

What White Americans Think Cinco de Mayo Is
35%: Anniversary of the Invention of the Margarita
18%: “Pretty much, Mexican St. Patrick’s Day.”
14%: “Something to do with the Mayan calendar?”
12%: Independence Day from the British
11%: The day after “Star Wars Day”
9%: A 150-year-old Corona marketing campaign.
1%: Remembrance of the 1862 battle of Puebla, when outnumbered Mexican forces defeated the invading French army.

I sure as hell hope you didn’t think I’d do some stupid mayonnaise joke!


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