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Are Americans Celebrating Cinco De Mayo For The Right Reasons?

Many Americans spend Cinco de Mayo filling up on traditional Mexican food and enjoying beer or margaritas as a way to mark this major holiday of Mexico.

But do Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the right reasons? How many of us even know why it’s a holiday?

To learn more, we talked with Rodrigo Cervantes of KJZZ’s Mexico City bureau.

Steve Goldstein was a host at KJZZ from 1997 to 2022.