Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2008

Did you know that most Mexicans do not celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Unless you're from the Mexican state of Puebla, the 5th of May is just like any other ordinary day. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day (which is actually September 16), but is in fact the day General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n and his army surprisingly defeated the French in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. So here's to the Poblanos for their ancestors' bravery and their generosity in giving us Americans a reason to drink tequila!

Try these great fiesta-inspiring recipes!

Tequila Lime Shrimp from Humble Recipes

Pork Carnitas Tacos

Mango Salsa

Zucchini Quesadillas

Chiles Rellenos

Michelada - a refreshing beverage of beer, lime and salt!

Photo by: mccun934



El's picture

I had no idea. Thanks for sharing these recipes. I wanted to make something Mexican for dinner and wasn't sure what to make. You solved the problem!

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