We all know Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow. Or do you? Do you think it’s just a random day the US chooses to translate to spanish (Fifth of May,) and amplify your tequila drinking and partying similar to St. Patty’s Day?
Negative, it’s a celebration of Mexican triumph over the French!
“Cinco de Mayo is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Dia de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). The date is observed in the US as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.” – wikipedia
Do you think that’s why Pepe le Pew and Speedy Gonzales were never friends on Looney Tunes/never met? Bad Blood? LOL
Since most don’t care about actual US holidays and why they’re celebrated… I’ll skip to the fun part… how we’ve all learned to call it “Cinco de Drinko” and what your plans are for the day.
Throwing a party? Check out the ESSENTIALS for your bash compiled via @dailycandy on “Party Time, Cerveza with a Smile.”
(ps: Have I ever mentioned how much I love @dailycandy? I aspire to be a blog like them! Can you say (awesome) content curators! I can!!)
And when your friends/co-workers ask you to start the drinko part of the holiday early today…
do as the Carmen Diaz and @WSWCM do,
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Need a pub crawl ticket? click to buy your tickets: