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How did you celebrate Cinco De Mayo?

Published: May. 5, 2021 at 9:21 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Tacos, tequila, and tamales, three things celebrated Wednesday as locals gathered for Cinco De Mayo.

The holiday is more widely celebrated in the U.S. than it is in Mexico.

Celebrations began in California in 1863.

Around the area, several restaurants joined in on the festivities and held their own specials and parties to commemorate the day including Los Antojitos in St. Andrews.

Lines wrapped around the building as people came out to have a good time.

”All my people, we taking tequila shots, we’re having a great time. Ya feel me,” said Clay Moss, visiting from New Orleans.

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day.

That day falls on September 16th.

Instead, Cinco De Mayo commemorates a historical event known as the Battle of Puebla fought between Mexico and France on May 5, 1862.

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