Mandatory Laughs: The 15 Funniest Cinco de Mayo Memes

Photo: Tumblr

Cinco De Mayo is only days away. For many Americans, this day means margaritas, tequila shots, burritos, tacos, and all the Mexican beer they can handle. It’s a giant party on par with St. Patrick’s Day and the Fourth of July. The problem is, most of the people guzzling alcohol and filling their bellies with crispy, delicious, cheesy tacos, don’t really know anything about the history of Cinco de Mayo.

Here’s a quick refresher so you don’t sound stupid while you’re slurring your words on May 5th. Cinco de Mayo literally translates to May the 5th. Even though your co-workers who definitely don’t have a degree in history say so, it’s not Mexico’s independence day. That’s actually celebrated on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. Look it up.

Now that you know a little more about its history, feel free to enjoy the day. Just please do patronize authentic Mexican restaurants, don’t wear culturally insensitive, cartoonish sombreros, and do enjoy these 15 humorous memes.