Holy Guacamole: Cinco de Mayo Infographic

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Have you ever wondered how many margaritias and avocados are consumed in honor of Cinco de Mayo? Well, here's everything you need to know, including important facts, about the Mexican holiday. So, grab a margarita and enjoy!

It's Independance Day....Right?

WRONG! Cinco de Mayo or May 5th (If your Spanish is a little rusty), is not Mexico's Independence Day. It actually celebrates the Mexican Army's defeat of French Forces at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

Holy Guacamole!

Americans consume up to 81 million avocados on Cinco de Mayo, according to the California Avocado Commission. The creamy food is used for guacamole, a popular Mexican dish.

One....Maybe Two Margaritas!

According to Smithsonian magazine, more than one person has claimed they invented the margarita, but definitely more than one person enjoys them. This is especially true on Cinco de Mayo, when margarita sales double.

Did You Know???

  • 33.7 million or 1/10 American residents are of Mexican origin.
  • 11.7 million or 1/3 Mexican Americans live in California.