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If you think Cinco de Mayo is all about munching nachos and pounding back margaritas, think again. There’s a bit more to it than that, even though that’s the fun part for most of us north of the border. Many people don’t really know what’s so special about the 5th of May. Here’s a little Q&A quiz to debunk some myths and misconceptions about this holiday-of-sorts, plus a few fun facts that are bound to make you the hit of the fiesta!

1. The 5th of May is Mexico’s Version of the 4th of July: True or False?

That’s would be false. Lots of people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexican Independence Day, which is actually celebrated on September 16.