- Raul Reyes: It's worth knowing more about Cinco de Mayo, our homegrown holiday
- Reyes: Many in US have gone straight to commercialization of the holiday with little thought to its original significance
Raul A. Reyes is an attorney and member of the USA Today board of contributors. Follow him on Twitter @RaulAReyes. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author. A version of this article appeared in 2015.
(CNN)Time to pass the margarita pitcher? For most Americans, Cinco de Mayo calls to mind tequila shots, mariachi music, and special promotions at Mexican restaurants. The Fifth of May usually means that it's time for a mid-week fiesta.