Quiz: How Much Do You Know About "Cinco de Mayo"?


Cinco de Mayo

"Cinco de Mayo" is celebrated on May 5th in Mexico. It means "fifth of May", and it is known as a festival of Mexican heritage and pride that celebrates the triumphant victory of the Mexicans over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla.

Celebrating "Cinco de Mayo" has become increasingly popular where there are a high population of people with a Mexican heritage. In these areas the holiday is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, music, beverage and customs.

Take this quiz to find out how much you know -- and learn along the way! 
1

Where is the biggest "Cinco de Mayo" celebration held?

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Puebla, Mexico
Los Angeles, California
2

True or False? Cinco de Mayo is also known as "Mexican Independence Day"

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False
True

False!

Cinco de Mayo is NOT the celebration of Mexico’s Independence which is a national holiday that is celebrated on September 16th.  
3

According to the California Avocado Commission, how many pounds of avocados are consumed by Americans at Cinco de Mayo every year?

Cinco de Mayo
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220,000 Lbs.
81,000,000 Lbs.
4

Chandler, Arizona does what "extra" fun event for Cinco de Mayo?

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Tossing of the sombrero
Chihuahua races

Yes!

Chandler, Arizona engages in Chiuhuahua races which is just like horse races, only much more entertaining. 😉
5

What is one of the most consumed foods on "Cinco de Mayo" during celebrations?

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Enchiladas
Lentil soup

Mmmm enchiladas!

Enchiladas are among the most consumed foods during Cinco de Mayo celebrations. They are a corn tortilla rolled and filled with meat and cheese. 


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