October 23, 2017

Cinco De Mayo Explained In Just 10 Seconds (Hint: It’s Not About Margaritas)

Happy Cinco De Mayo! We know you’re itching to celebrate, folks, but before you go busting out the margaritas, might we suggest kicking back with the briefest of history lessons first? Because, you know, knowledge is power and today isn’t just about lime and liquor.

MTV has a lightening fast 10-second lesson for all you revelers out there detailing why we party on the 5th of May — and why today is such an important date in Mexican history.

Take a look before you take another sip.

Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.

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