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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Merry May: Cinco de Mayo

Margaritas, tacos, alcohol, tequila, Mexicans, and some kind of interdependence are celebrated on CInco de Mayo. It is the fifth of May, a holiday which roots in Mexico that has become a quite celebration here in the US. 

Before this day ends, let's browse the worldwide web and check out the history of the day.

According to the :
                “Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor  holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo  traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns  across Mexico and the United States.”

While the Urban Dictionary version states that:

1. It is a well-known fact that Mexicans loves mayonnaise. But In the late 18th century a large steam tanker of this condiment was crossing the gulf of mexico from Florida when a large storm occurred, sinking the tanker. The horrified mexicans witnessed this and named the day of the sinking, May 5, a national holiday of drowning their worries with corona.

  Gosh, must be mexican blood running through my veins. Anyway, gotta head out now for my margarita. ;)