Posted on May 05 2016
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor! It seems like our perception of what Cinco de Mayo is about is a little bit fuzzy. The Yo Sox team blames it on the tequila we’ve consumed over the years. But in all fairness, do people really know what today is about? Or do they seriously believe May 5th is the one day you can eat your body weight in tacos and enchiladas that have been accompanied with endless margaritas.
Well, the answer is no — you can eat like that any day. But the truth is Cinco de Mayo is one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays. It often gets confused with Mexican Independence Day, which actually takes place in September. Allow us to give you a brief history lesson: Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.
Since 1863, the holiday has been celebrated in California, eventually spreading to the rest of the United States in the 1940s and penetrating American culture even further than in Mexico.
Today, Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than a Mexican one, and now it represents pride for the culture and heritage.
So how can you get into the festive spirit? Regardless of how you plan to spend your day, you should definitely throw on a pair of awesome socks in a print that honors Mexican culture and traditions. The Yo Sox team is obviously wearing our favourite taco socks to work today.