Is Cinco de Mayo an official national holiday in Mexico itself? Who popularized the celebration in the United States and why? Which battle is Cinco de Mayo meant to commemorate? Why is that battle such a big deal even today? Which country did Mexico defeat during that battle? Who is Ignacio Zaragoza? What special competition is held in some Southwestern states for Cinco de Mayo (hint: it involves tiny Mexican dogs)?
If you love history, especially Mexican history, then Cinco de Mayo is just the niche holiday and trivia category for you. Test your knowledge on this oft-misunderstood holiday that the Mexican community in the United States has largely adopted as its own with this great set of Cinco de Mayo trivia questions and answers. Even if you are the leading expert on history in your friend group, there’s no doubt some of these answers will surprise you.