The Brief: Memes about Cinco de Mayo, which falls on May 5th each year, depict the various ways people celebrate this holiday.

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Cinco de Mayo memes reveal the different ways that different people 0bserve the holiday, including celebrations of Mexican heritage and people getting wasted on “Taco Tuesday.”

May 5, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday that commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence day, which falls on September 16, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in mostly in the U.S. and in parts of Mexico as well. In the U.S., in addition to being celebrated by Mexican Americans, the holiday has been co-opted by beer companies and non-Mexican Americans, many of whom are white, as a drinking holiday.

As COVID-19 lockdown orders require millions of people to stay at home on May 5, 2020, memes note how a damper will be put on festivities.

Since May the 4th, also known as Star Wars Day comes right before Cinco de Mayo, mashup memes combine references to both holidays.

A Baby Yoda meme:

Those who celebrate “Taco Tuesday” are bummed out that they won’t be able to go out for tacos this year.

#TBT to this extremely cringey tweet:

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Several Cinco de Mayo 2020 memes reference how the Coronavirus and Corona, a Mexican beer, share similar names.

A world where Cinco De Mayo falls on Taco Tuesday ruined by a disease named after a Mexican beer
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Happy Cinco de Cuatro!
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@aqpittmanWhen the quarantine ruins Cinco de Mayo but not your sense of humor! 🇲🇽 ##cincodemayo ##mexicanrestaurant ##theshowwillgoon ##fyp ##dallasstrong♬ Olvidé cancelar – daviidpalomino

@el.fresano me ataquen🤡😘😘😘😘 JAJA ##mexico ##cincodemayo ##mexicano ##parati ##fup ##fresa ##mexican♬ Bien Servida – Diego Herrera

Karens on Cinco de Mayo:

@yazzmineangelinai love alL culturEs 🥰💕🌮🇮🇹 ##karen ##cincodemayo ##fyp ##foryoupage ##viral ##hispanic ##mexico ##mexicanmeme♬ Original Sound – Unknown