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Two posts in one day huh – I wanted to write a quick post and wish everyone a happy Cinco De Mayo, may it be a wonderful day of celebration. Be safe. Here is a little history about Cinco De Mayo, thanks to Wikipedia.
“Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “Fifth of May” is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Led by General Ignacio Zaragoza, the victory of a smaller, poorly equipped Mexican force against the larger and better-armed French army was a morale boost for the Mexicans. More popular in the United States than in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. Celebrations began in California, where they have been observed annually since 1863. The day gained nationwide popularity in the 1980s due to advertising campaigns for beer, wine, and tequila. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades or battle reenactments. The city of Puebla marks the event with various festivals and reenactments of the battle” (Wikipedia).
“Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores in 1810, which initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain” (Wikipedia).
Now, of course, we all know that this holiday is just another day where people get the opportunity to drink and eat. Of course last year Cinco De mayo pretty much did not happen. Now with some states open and bars or restaurants have seating indoors the parties can be heard, with laughter, clicking of glasses, and the smell of that delicious Carne Asada on the grill, yah it is nice to be able to mingle, safely of course, and try and get back a little of normality or of what it used to be like before this pandemic.
I am for one, enjoying a glass of whiskey on the rocks, raising my glass to you and hoping only but the best. Thanks for taking the time to read and have a wonderful Wednesday – Cinco De Mayo. “Ariba”.