Pence at Cinco de Mayo party: Trump has made Latinos 'a priority'

Women dressed as a revolutionary Zacapoaztla Indian soldiers dancine during a re-enactment of the battle of Puebla

So before pulling out the piñatas, sombreros and other Mexican accouterments, here are five things you may not know about Cinco de Mayo.

This nation-wide holiday celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain and it's recognition as a sovereign state.

According to Newsweek, 2017 marks the first time since 2001 that the President has not personally hosted a Cinco de Mayo celebration at the White House.

TGI Fridays: The restaurant is offering deals on its signature Casamigos Strawberry 'Ritas and Suaza 'Ritas on Cinco De Mayo. For those out of the loop, here's a refresher on what Cinco de Mayo is all about.

Police officials said they were busy throughout the day.

The U.S drinks twice as much tequila on Cinco de Mayo than Mexico does.

The festival was "invented" in America by a group of students back in 1967.

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The holiday celebrates the Battle of Puebla, where the Mexicans made a stand against an invading French army in 1862.

When does Mexico celebrate its independence?

"Economically, culturally, in our churches, our towns and cities across this country, the truth is that Mexican Americans and Hispanic Americans as a whole make a difference in America every single day".

The world's largest Cinco de Mayo party is held in...:Los Angeles, California!

"So this holiday is an opportunity to remember how deeply Mexican-American culture is woven into the fabric of this country", Obama stated during the 2015 celebration.

Today is Cinco de Mayo.

Of course, Trump is better known for calling Mexican immigrants "rapists", cracking down on all those "bad hombres" and pushing for a wildly unnecessary wall on the United States' southern border.

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