Thursday, May 5, 2011

Did you know…?

…on the 5th of May, 1862, a rag-tag battalion of 2,000 Mexicans fought bravely and defeated 6,000 French troops sent to invade Puebla los Angles?

…the Cinco de Mayo celebration started in the US?

…by a bunch of college students at California State University in 1967? Why am I not surprised?

…they felt there were not enough Chicano celebrations, so started this one to celebrate the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla)?

…that Cinco de Mayo is one of 365 festivals celebrated by people of Mexican descent? And apparently 95% of people of U.S. descent.

the Battle of Puebla was the last time a country in the Americas was invaded by a European military force?

…in Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in Pueblo?

…for the rest of the people living in Mexico, it is just May 5th and not a federal holiday? Really? Even though the college kids say it should be?

…in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage?

…these are the two things I picture when I hear “Cinco de Mayo”?

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…that we are going to celebrate the Mexican culture and heritage tonight at a US-led Cinco de Mayo party?

…I’m making Spicy Grilled Shrimp?


Happy Cinco de Mayo?

Merry Cinco de Mayo?

Feliz Navidad de Cinco de Mayo?

Have a good one!


  1. only California college students would celebrate 6000 french being defeated by 2000 Mexican soldiers....are you kidding me? Their parents should be so proud...I can see their resumes now. 'I thought Up Cinco de Mayo' ..... and never thought to Trademark it......Yes I am an Idiot!

  2. What?! I forgot, today is Drinco de Mayo. Cool.

  3. I wish I was celebrating instead of working. Although, tequila and I don't really get along so well so maybe I would just be celebrating by eating queso and chips and salsa and my hips don't really need that. :)


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