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20 Dos And Don'ts Of Cinco De Mayo

DO have fun! DON'T be part of a regrettable, racist photo.

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Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates an unlikely victory by Mexican soldiers from the town of Puebla over a powerful French army...not Mexico's independence.

Haha, but you don't care about that, you want to drink! That's totally cool, go for it. But this is how to pull it off without being insensitive/unintentionally/intentionally racist while still getting to enjoy some great Mexican food and drinks.


6. DO enjoy another culture's music while you're out.

7. DON'T Photoshop sombreros on yourself or call anything "El Bruncho."

9. DO seriously feel free to push it and have a great time.

13. DON'T throw it back and call it "Cinco de Drinko":

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Now that we mention it, just like with "El Bruncho": No, an English word does not suddenly become a Spanish word if you add an "o" at the end. Just a good rule of thumb.