Cinco De Mayo began as a celebration of Mexico's defeat over the French in 1862. Since then, most people mistake it for Mexico's independence day which is actually in September. Whatever reason you're celebrating, all people love Cinco De Mayo festivities and memes. Like one meme says, "Spanish music, pinatas, Mexican food and sinning everywhere. Yep, it's Cinco De Mayo."
One meme all student can relate to features a cat drinking hard liquor with a sombrero on and says, "That awkward moment when you realize Cinco De Mayo is on finals week." Many Americans agree with this meme, "Cinco De Mayo is the Mexican St. Patrick's Day. White people will celebrate anything if it means getting drunk." Maybe they're right, maybe it's the sombreros and salsa music.