20 Dos And Don’ts Of Cinco De Mayo

DO have fun! DON’T be part of a regrettable, racist photo.

Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates an unlikely victory by Mexican soldiers from the town of Puebla over a powerful French army…not Mexico’s independence.

Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates an unlikely victory by Mexican soldiers from the town of Puebla over a powerful French army...not Mexico's independence.

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Haha, but you don’t care about that, you want to drink! That’s totally cool, go for it. But this is how to pull it off without being insensitive/unintentionally/intentionally racist while still getting to enjoy some great Mexican food and drinks.

1. DO get yourself a bomb-ass margarita…or seven.

DO get yourself a bomb-ass margarita...or seven.

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2. DON’T wear a sombrero at any point during the consumption of the margaritas.

DON'T wear a sombrero at any point during the consumption of the margaritas.

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3. DO take the opportunity to inhale a possibly unsafe amount of delicious Mexican food.

DO take the opportunity to inhale a possibly unsafe amount of delicious Mexican food.

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4. DON’T wear a serape.

DON'T wear a serape.

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5. No.

No.

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6. DO enjoy another culture’s music while you’re out.

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7. DON’T Photoshop sombreros on yourself or call anything “El Bruncho.”

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8. While we’re at it, DON’T bring/purchase/or shake maracas. Trust us on this one.

While we're at it, DON'T bring/purchase/or shake maracas. Trust us on this one.

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9. DO seriously feel free to push it and have a great time.

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10. Damnit, DON’T push it to the point where a fake mustache anywhere near your face/body sounds like a good idea. Like Trey Songz here.

Damnit, DON'T push it to the point where a fake mustache anywhere near your face/body sounds like a good idea. Like Trey Songz here.

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11. Absolutely not.

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12. DO get a bucket of beers, with your bad self.

DO get a bucket of beers, with your bad self.

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13. DON’T throw it back and call it “Cinco de Drinko”:

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Now that we mention it, just like with “El Bruncho”: No, an English word does not suddenly become a Spanish word if you add an “o” at the end. Just a good rule of thumb.

14. DO partake in a Cinco de Mayo bar crawl, because obviously.

 

15. DON’T shop at Party City for any additional “accessories.” You can totally dress like a normal person.

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16. Whatever you do, DON’T scream “iArriba! iArriba!” or “iAYAYAYAYAY!” like Speedy Gonzales. JUST DON’T.

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17. DO let tequila work its magic on you. Note: This special elixir affects different people in different ways.

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18. But DON’T call us “sensitive” for calling you out on your racism.

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The Fiestas Racistas Tumblr does a good job of pulling a bunch of regrettable photos together.

19. So DO have a fun, nonracist time. Just remember what no one tells you about Cinco de Mayo:

So DO have a fun, nonracist time. Just remember what no one tells you about Cinco de Mayo:

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20. …OK fine, this is acceptable on any day of the year, not just Cinco de Mayo.

...OK fine, this is acceptable on any day of the year , not just Cinco de Mayo.

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LINK

How To Talk About Cinco De Mayo Without Sounding Like A Gringo

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