Happy Cinco de Mayo! Today is one of those days that reminds me of St. Patrick's Day, you don't have to be Irish to celebrate St Pattys. You don't have to have any Mexican descent to celebrate today either! Party it up! Here is your friendly reminder to be safe and always plan for a sober ride home.

What Is Cinco de Mayo?

Why is May 5th celebrated every year? For obvious reasons, Mexico might have a little more reason to celebrate today because in America...we're more likely to call it Cinco de Drinko, which gives us an excuse to party. Cinco de Mayo is also known as the Battle of Puebla Day. According to USA Today, it's the day that marks Mexico's victory against invading French Troops in 1862, where they battled against massive odds.

There are many people who believe today is Mexico's Independence Day and it's not. Mexico's Independence Day actually takes place on September 16. Cinco De Mayo happened 50+ years later when French Emperor Napoleon III wanted Mexico all for himself.

Iowa's Margs

As Iowans around the state head out to celebrate, you can expect many bars and restaurants to have special deals on Mexican beers and margaritas. As I'm writing this... I'm making plans with some friends myself, so I hope to see you out!

What can you expect to spend on a margarita in Iowa and how do Iowa's marg prices compare to other states? Finance Buzz has put together the average price of margaritas for all 50 states. Great news for you and me, Iowans will have it pretty good tonight. To be fair, margarita prices are pretty dang good year-round here in Iowa.

According to Finance Buzz, the average price for a margarita in America is $8.48. Iowa has the 8th cheapest margarita prices in the country. You'll be able to get a marg and cover the tip with a $10 bill.

Finance Buzz
Finance Buzz

On average, you can expect to pay $7.58 for a margarita in the state of Iowa. If you really wanted to save $1.45, you'd have to visit Alabama, the state with the cheapest margs at $6.13.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Be safe!

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