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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Cinco de Mayo

It's HUGE around here.

Parades.

Drinking.

Parties.

Drinking.

Dancing.

Drinking.

The nice weather is bound to account for its popularity throughout Mexico and the US Southwest. Although the origin is more misunderstood than the Easter Bunny or Santa, it is not the celebration of the Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16), as an amazingly large proportion of its participant revelers tend to believe.

The origin of Cinco de Mayo is actually. . . (heh.) It's... (hee hee!) Okay, lemme get a straight face, here.

I can do this. (haw!)

Okay. (snort)

It's a celebration of one of the few times in which the Mexicans were able to defeat the French, who were using a small garrison force. Way back in 1862.

Way to hang on to those propitious victories, guys!

Maybe they needed something to distract them from San Jacinto Day (which we revere, but don't make such a scene over, here in Texas.). The Battle of which they lost just over 26 years before.

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6 Comments:

At Saturday, May 05, 2007 8:47:00 AM, Blogger Ambulance Driver said...

Mostly Cajun had a great take on the origins of Cinco de Mayo. He said the Germans have a number of holidays like this:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday...

 
At Saturday, May 05, 2007 9:35:00 AM, Blogger HollyB said...

Hey, if every country had a holiday for every time they defeated they French...well, let's just say, Atlas Shrugged.

 
At Saturday, May 05, 2007 11:45:00 AM, Blogger BellaLinda said...

The local Cinco de Mayo party started yesterday & runs today & tomorrow as well. Because, you know, Fiesta just ended and we're all out of excuses to get drunk in public downtown. Or something.

 
At Saturday, May 05, 2007 2:41:00 PM, Blogger Diamond Mair said...

Just as a FWIW - in Mexico {Monterrey is the area I know best}, Stinko de Mayo is basically ..................... another day - I'm thinking it's such a big deal in the U.S. due to the efforts of the 'reconquistas' and their enablers .....................
Semper Fi'
DM

 
At Saturday, May 05, 2007 3:03:00 PM, Blogger BobG said...

"Hey, if every country had a holiday for every time they defeated they French..."

If the French had a holiday every time somebody kicked their asses, they'd probably only have a 3 day work week...

 
At Wednesday, May 09, 2007 2:56:00 PM, Blogger Memphis Steve said...

Those French can be pretty tough, you know. They don't fight fair. They scratch and pull hair.

 

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