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Quick, what does the Cinco de Mayo holiday commemorate? If you said Mexican independence you are ... wrong! But, that answer would also makes you like a good number of people in the U.S. who think that the independence Mexico gained from Spain in September is celebrated in May. Actually, the holiday celebrates Mexico's victory over the French army in 1862. But, knowing that fact won't make you popular during happy hour, said one comedian, so in future just keep it to yourself. Another comedian says we shouldn't care about what the holiday means as long as it gives us an excuse to drink during the day. And yet another said that House minority leader Nancy Pelosi made a cinco de mockery out of it all yesterday.

How did you celebrate? Take a look at our favorite jokes about the holiday during last night's late-night lineup. Then vote for your favorite in the quick poll to the right. Watching from your smartphone or tablet? Then visit opinion.usatoday.com to cast your ballot!

The late-night comics educate on and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Take a look at our favorite jokes, then vote for yours at opinion.usatoday.com.

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