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May 05, 2011

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Happy Cinco de Mayo.

This will forever be a holiday I celebrate. I grew up in southern California. Cinco de Mayo was a celebration full of colorful costumes, amazing food, camaraderie, music and dancing. I have more of an attachment to this holiday than many of the monthly holidays we celebrate in this country. Time to make make some homemade refried beans, enchiladas, and rice. Yum.
When the people in Mexico took a stand against French soldiers May 5 1861, it was a boost to the morale in Mexico. That one day showed them what they could do when they worked together. France ruled Mexico for five more years but the one day of showing strength that caused the French to retreat is forever a victory.
The holiday has become a commercial holiday in our country, and like I said, it was a yearly event when I grew up in southern California. May 5th is a sentimental holiday for me.
Whatever the day is for you, enjoy your day.
Celebrar el día con alegría.
(Celebrate the day with joy.)
Feliz Cinco de Mayo.

17 comments:

Ms. A said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

150 years!

savannah said...

l.a. was the best place to be on cinco de mayo, sugar! :) xoxoxo

Jeanie said...

There is a lot of Cinco de Mayo celebrating here....lots of food, fun and color.
Happy Cinco de Mayo to you.

Brian Miller said...

happy cinco de mayo! we will be having tacos and 7 layer dip tonight ourselves to celebrate!! have a great day too!

DJan said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo to you, too! It is also our anniversary. We were married in freefall on 5/5 at 5,500 feet above the ground! :-)

♥ Braja said...

same to you but hold the mayo....

:))

i'm back, and quite serious about it :))

Betty said...

I´ve only gotten to "know" cinco de Mayo through blog reading. Thanks for the explanation.
I hope you enjoy this day that is special to you!

Kristina P. said...

I love learning cool new things! And eating delicious Mexican food.

Maggie May said...

I hope you enjoyed the Cinco de Mayo.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eileen said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

My future daughter-in-law is part Mexican, so thanks for the reminder!

I'm off to read back on anything I've missed here now.
All the best,
Eileen

Mama Zen said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Stickup Artist said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo! My boyfriend's parents were born in Mexico (he was born in Ohio) but he doesn't really embrace his heritage anywhere near as much as I do. Plus, he has school tonight. Hopefully I can drag him out over the weekend for a Cinco de Mayo festival. I do know I can get him out for the food!!!! Enjoy!

lisleman said...

hard to imagine what Mexico would be like if it was still French.

Margie said...

Hope you are enjoying your day!
Happy Cinco de Mayo.

TALON said...

Hope you had a beautiful day, TechnoBabe!

Maggie said...

Happy 5 de Mayo! Although it was yesterday people will be celebrating al weekend long due to the long weekend ahead.