Kevin Aherne (@KAherne17)
Monday is May 5th--or Cinco de Mayo to those of us who understand how to tell time in Spanish.
To most Rhode Islanders, Cinco is simply another drinking holiday-- the third of the calendar year behind Super Bowl Sunday, and St. Patrick's Day, and ahead of Independence Day, Thanksgiving Eve, and New Year's Eve.
Vote for your favorite drinking holiday in the poll below
In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate theMexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16.