Monday, May 4, 2009

Cinco De Mayo

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Why is Cinco de mayo celebrated?
This day marks the victory of a small, poorly armed force of around 4,500 soldiers over the French invasion of a well-armed, professional army led by Napoleon III that had about 8,000 soldiers. This battle is popularly known as the legendary Battle of Puebla. The battle lasted for 4 hours and ended in the victory of the small Mexican army under Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza. So Cinco de mayo is hugely celebrated with pomp , gaiety and fiestas in the traditional Mexican style.

We are not Mexican, but love any excuse for a celebration. We used to have shirts with the Mexican flag that we wore to celebrate this special occasion, but have finally gotten rid of them. We are not drinkers, but LOVE some good Mexican food, so we'll eat and celebrate with everyone else who has no idea why they're celebrating. At least we know why this day even exists!

Taco Anyone?

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