Many folks confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, but these are two different holidays. Cinco de Mayo celebrates a small Mexican army defeating the French in Puebla against all odds. Folks in Puebla still celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but Cinco de Mayo celebrations are actually more widespread in the U.S. than they are in most of Mexico.
Most Cinco de Mayo menus I’ve run across are pretty heavy on the meat, cheese, and sour cream, but you can absolutely make your Cinco de Mayo meal cruelty free. If you’re throwing a Cinco de Mayo shindig of your own, here are some tasty, vegan recipes to help get your menu planning in order!
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