Cinco de Mayo has become quite the controversy. Seeing non-Latinos walking around plastered and wearing sombreros every May 5 is annoying. Having to educate folks about it marking Mexico's short-lived victory over the French back in 1862 is exhausting. Which is why we invite you to sit back, relax and let the Internet gods do the talking for you.
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What would we do without somecards? They’re the perfect pick-me-ups on Monday mornings and never fail to read our minds. We couldn’t have said this one better. I mean, seriously. Does the town of Puebla even celebrate Cinco de Mayo anymore?
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Cinco de Mayo Facebook statuses can go two ways: “I hate the fact that I’m craving a margarita right now, but don’t want to insult my MECha friends who’d disown me for partaking in this fake holiday” or “If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. I’m getting wasted.” We just hope they don’t go like this: “Happy Cinco de Mayo!” That's so un-original.
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Leave it to Willy Wonka to take a stab at the millions of people who are clueless about Mexican culture.
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They need to just rename it that already.
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Which begs the question: Do Mexicans even care about Cinco de Mayo?
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Because let’s keep it real. Latinos don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
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Sad, but true. Only .5% of Americans know what Cinco de Mayo really means.
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Right?! We’d love to more easily know when Mother’s Day and Easter fall.
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Like Chipotle, Cinco de Mayo isn’t authentically Mexican. It was blown out of proportion to make alcohol companies rich.
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Unfortunately, this might really be in the cards for many people on Cinco de Mayo.
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Any excuse to drink, right? Wrong.
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Things that make you go hmmm.