Hooray for Cinco de Mayo, the day America celebrates Mexico’s victory over France! The battle in 1862 was especially important because it did not change the tide of war in Mexico’s favor one damn bit.
Even though El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla is only celebrated regionally in Mexico, it’s a big party in the United States. Sure, we import a lot of holidays here to the U.S., but why do Americans celebrate a holiday that most of Mexico ignores? And the answer — just like it is to marital problems — is heavy drinking.