Tomorrow is May 5, also known as el Cinco de Mayo. Although this is commonly thought of as Mexico’s Independence Day, it actually marks the victory of the Mexican army over the French army at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. (Independence Day in Mexico is celebrated on September 16.)
This holiday is more of a regional holiday in Mexico with large celebrations occurring in the state of Puebla. El Cinco de Mayo has gained popularity along the US-Mexico border and in parts of the US in recent years. Celebrations also occur in areas with high populations of people with a Mexican heritage.
Some may argue that the holiday has become more of a commercial interest than anything, with stores and restaurants promoting Mexican-themed food, beverages, and festivities. More and more individuals celebrate el Cinco de Mayo each year and may even be a bigger holiday north of the border than it is to the south. Would you agree with that statement? Do you celebrate el Cinco de Mayo?
If you do host a fiesta for this holiday, make sure your home is protected with a Wisconsin home insurance policy. You never know when one of your guests could have one too many margaritas or set off some fireworks to celebrate.
Enjoy the holiday, but remember to celebrate wisely and protect yourself with a Wisconsin home insurance policy. Feliz Cinco de Mayo!