Cinco de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate with some Mexican food like a plate of tortilla chips with a side of salsa, guacamole and salsa verde.

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Tortilla chips with a side of guacamole and salsa verde

Maybe some soft tacos filled with chicken and a side of optional fillings like cilantro, pineapple, onions and lime juice?

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Soft tacos

Or perhaps a plate of various Mexican appetizers, such as quesadillas, empanadas and tostadas?

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Mexican appetizers

And just for a little humour:

tacoboutit

Joke of the day

So what exactly is Cinco de Mayo about? If you ask the average person, they probably associate “the fifth of May” with Mexican food and tequila. However, it is more than just that. Cinco de Mayo is a day to commemorate an unlikely victory between Mexico and France. Mexico was in major financial troubles at the time with the European government and France decided to take action and pursue repayment of those debts. Despite the chances of Mexico winning being slim, they were surprisingly victorious against France. Today, it is mainly the Mexicans in Puebla (the city where the victory took place) that commemorate the day with festivities. On the other hand, the United States celebrate Cinco de Mayo as a day of Mexican culture and heritage. For me, I’m ok with any celebration that involves delicious food!

Source | History

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