Cinco de Mayo do’s and don’ts.

  1. “Happy Cinco de Mayo!”  Today isn’t Mexico’s independence day, that day is September 16th.
  2. Resist the urge to wear a sombrero or a fake mustache.  Why? Because they’re stereotypes.
  3. Enjoy traditional Mexican libations, but do so responsibly.
  4. Avoid using your high school level Spanish with native Spanish speakers.
  5. Don’t plan a trip to Mexico to celebrate “real” Cinco de Mayo. It’s not really celebrated in Mexico.  Better idea is to head to San Diego, San Antonio or Mexico City on September 16th for a more authentic Mexican experience.                           (source: CNN)