Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, as is commonly believed.
It is, however, a special event for those in our southern neighboring nation.
It's also an excuse to sample all of your favorite margarita recipes! Woo!
In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In the U.S., it originated with Mexican-American communities in the West as a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the Civil War.
Today, the day is most commonly observed in the United States as a broad, all-encompassing celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, which is cool too.
Falling on a Sunday, this year, no less? Best. Cinco de Mayo. Ever.
Seriously ... it's 5 o'clock somewhere and you've got a blender.