Cinco de Mayo

Are you like me, wondering where the heck Cinco de Mayo came from? It has been somewhat of a media created "holiday" for the past 15 years or so- before that, I had never heard of it.

According to Wiki:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a Mexican civic holiday held on May 5 that commemorates 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 SeguĂ­n.

That explains everything now! 

An obscure Mexican Holiday has now become marketing fodder for breweries and Mexican food chains to entice revelers (as if they needed enticing). It's kind of become a Mexican St. Patrick's Day; and we all know everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day.

I guess tonight, I'll be Mexican. What better reason to go out and have a beer?


Except I'll probably go for one of these:


Old habits die hard, after all.

Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!

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