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Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Let’s Do The Mexican Hat Dance [Video]

Today is Cinco de Mayo and there will be hundreds of Americanized celebrations across the land even though most probably don't even know what is being celebrated. It is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride in the U.S.

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What Is Cinco De Mayo, Really?

Some believe that Cinco De Mayo is Mexican Independence day, which it is not. Some believe that even though Cinco de Mayo is not an American holiday, it should be. Mexico first declared it's independence from Spain on September 15, 1810 and it took until 1821 to get all of the Spanish soldiers out of Mexico once and for all.

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Feliz Cinco De Mayo! Let’s Do The Mexican Hat Dance [Video]

Today is Cinco de Mayo and there will be hundreds of Americanized celebrations across the land even though most probably don't even know what is being celebrated. It is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride in the U.S., but it is not and has nothing to do with Mexican Independence Day.

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My Top 10 Country Songs For Your Cinco De Mayo Party!

If you want a history lesson on how Cinco De Mayo came to be you can check out Jon Prell's blog here... Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

Here is my list of the Top 10 Country Songs for your Cinco De Mayo Party!

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The Wackiest Piñatas on Etsy

No celebration of Cinco de Mayo is complete without a piñata. After all, what's more entertaining than blindfolded partygoers attacking a sweets-filled papier-mâché figure with a bat? In the gallery above, check out some of the craziest piñatas from craft site Etsy.

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The Mexican Hat Dance – Sort Of

This video is hilarious! Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

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5 Famous Mexican-Americans

Cinco de Mayo is not widely celebrated in Mexico, but is huge in the United States, truly making it a Mexican-American holiday. There are more than 31 million Mexican-Americans living in the United States, a substantial and strong part of the fabric of the US. Here's a quick look at five famous Mexican-Americans:

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The Best Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Though many argue about who actually invented the margarita, the drink first appeared on Mexican bar menus in  the '30s and '40s. Prepare for your own Cinco de Mayo party by making a batch of the tasty libation: we've concocted a list of the best margarita recipes to help you out.

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Cinco de Mayo Party Ideas

You don't have to be of Mexican heritage to partake in Cinco de Mayo festivities, or even to throw your own bash.

Here are five tips for planning the best Cinco de Mayo party this side of the border:

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The History Behind Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching. Most folks pull out the guacamole and celebrate with friends over margarita specials at their local cantina, but beyond the revelry of the fiesta, here's a few things you might not know about the fifth of May holiday:

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