Food & Drink

Cinco De Mayo: More American Than Apple Pie?

As you get ready to raise a margarita to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, don't forget all the north-of-the-border folks who made this Mexican celebration something of an American holiday, too.

First a little history: Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's underdog victory over French forces on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. But today, this day of revelry might be a bigger deal in the United States than in Mexico, with the exception of the state of Puebla.