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This Sunday, May 5th is Cinco De Mayo and many local restaurants in Palm Beach County are hosting special dining deals and drink specials in honor of the day.

Many confused Cinco De Mayo as Mexico’s Independence Day but, Cinco De Mayo is actually the day that Mexico defeated France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. Mexico’s Independence Day is actually September 16th.

Cinco de Mayo became popular in the United States in the late 1980’s when Mexican imported beers such as Modelo and Corona created an ad campaign that eventually took over the print and tv ads.

In Palm Beach County there are several authentic Mexican restaurants that will be hosting special dinner and drink specials, live music, special events and contests and much more

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Many Americans view Cinco de Mayo as a day for margaritas and Mexican food. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's independence day. Mexico’s independence is celebrated on September 16. Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla. The very first versions of those May 5 celebrations did not begin in Mexico. They began in the U.S. during the Gold Rush era and the Civil War. The early celebrations were and more about taking a side in a then-ongoing geopolitical conflict and less about food and margaritas.

Since today is Cinco de Mayo  and there are plenty of fiestas in town and most people enjoy a great gathering for any reason.  South

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