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Cinco de Mayo


Wikipedia usually has to “lock” its Cinco de Mayo page. I suspect it may be related to the sudden appearance of sites opposing the celebration of this semi-holiday and others who have a hissy fit about any Mexican holiday being celebrated in the US.

In Mexico Cinco de Mayo or Batalla de Puebla, is only a really big celebration in the state of Puebla, where the battle took place.

The Mexican army won the Batalla de Puebla on May the 5th, 1862, but the French went on to Mexico City in 1863 after receiving reinforcements and installed Emperor Maximilian.

It has the status of St. Patrick’s Day in the US, an excuse to eat different food, and drink different booze, and be obnoxious show an interest in other cultures.

Margaritas, tacos, and the destruction of piñatas, that’s what it is really about.


1 jams o donnell { 05.05.12 at 11:46 am }

At least the beer isn’t green!

2 Bryan { 05.05.12 at 12:22 pm }

… but the margarita’s are 😉

Real Mexicans are just amazed at what takes place in the US for Cinco de Mayo. Most of them have never heard of the ‘holiday’, unless they live along the US border, or in the state of Puebla.

3 Steve Bates { 05.05.12 at 4:34 pm }

It seems a shame to have a Cinco de Mayo without CultureGhost’s classic photo. I checked his site yesterday and it seemed to be gone. I have an hypothesis why that is so, but first let’s see if it returns…

4 Bryan { 05.05.12 at 7:59 pm }

Yes, that’s why I moved him to ‘vacation’, but a number of other Blogspot sites, like LabKat are also gone, so it may be the result of the latest upgrade.

5 Steve Bates { 05.07.12 at 7:59 pm }

BTW, BadTux had a copy of the “Sink-o de Mayo” photo on his WordPress site. I nabbed a copy; if you need one next year, and one or both of us are still alive, you know where you can get one.

6 Bryan { 05.07.12 at 8:09 pm }

He created a new one, as CG used a generic mayo for his shot, and a side order of snark to go with it.

I would create it, and probably will for next year. I don’t grab anything I can link to because I want people to get credit for their ideas.