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Do you find yourself dreaming of fresh guacamole? Or maybe just the thought of mixing up a homemade margarita makes you giddy. Whatever your favorite dish, Cinco de Mayo is a day of celebrating and great food!


Holiday History courtesy of

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Whether you’re having a fiesta with family or a dinner party with friends, these recipes are sure to give the right touch to your Cinco de Mayo.


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