If you walk into just about any bar in the United States on May 5, chances are that someone in there will be celebrating “Mexican Independence Day.” Not only are these people likely drunk, they’re also wrong.

In the words of Alfonso Sumano, Regional Director of the Mexican Tourism Board in New York, “It is a big celebration of Mexican pride, and we’re OK with that, as long as everyone knows that it’s not related to Mexican independence.”

That said, let’s look at some other Cinco de Mayo facts we all need to get straight:

Cinco De Mayo Poster
Mexican Independence Day Anniversary
Battle Of Puebla
Puebla Carnival Heujotzingo
Everything You Know About Cinco De Mayo Is Dead Wrong
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Next, check out 15 of the most colorful photos from some of the best Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

Briana Jones
Briana Jones
Briana Jones is a freelance writer, screenwriter, and artist roaming the hot sands of the southwest. She enjoys the strange and unusual, and green tea.
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