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Cinco de Mayo

Mexico

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.

4 comments

1 Shirt { 05.06.18 at 9:45 am }

Mexican food has made me twice the man I am today.

2 Bryan { 05.06.18 at 7:56 pm }

Bean and beef burritos will do that to you 😉

3 Badtux { 05.09.18 at 8:15 pm }

Ah yes, Sinko de Mayo, where we get to celebrate plumbing fixtures and egg-based condiments by drinking lots of tequila and wearing sombreros. The only Mexican holiday more popular in the United States than in Mexico. Olé!

4 Bryan { 05.09.18 at 8:52 pm }

I did the sinko bit with one of my guests and it was met with the proper groan 🙂

Living in SoCal it becomes apparent that the 5th of May is a non-holiday if you aren’t in a tourist area in Mexico. OTOH it is a deal in Cinco Bayou …

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