Yes or No: Cinco de Mayo

 

It's time for "Yes or No."  We give you a statement, and you decide YES, it's true . . . or NO, it's false.  Today's theme is Cinco de Mayo trivia.

 

 

1.  Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's independence from Spain.

 

No:  Mexican Independence Day is September 16th.  Cinco de Mayo is about Mexico defeating the French at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862.

 

 

2.  More people celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. than in Mexico.

 

Yes:  It's actually a relatively minor holiday in Mexico.

 

 

3.  The Mexican flag has a cactus on it.

 

Yes:  The middle of the flag shows a golden eagle standing on a cactus, eating a snake.

 

 

4.  The largest Cinco de Mayo celebration takes place in San Antonio each year.

 

No:  It's called the Festival de Fiesta Broadway, and it happens in Los Angeles.  This year, they're expecting 300,000 people.

 

 

5.  Americans eat about 7 MILLION pounds of avocados around Cinco de Mayo.

 

No:  It's actually much HIGHER than that.  The real number is 81 million pounds.