Many people don’t know what Cinco de Mayo is and why we celebrate it. Who cares? Just celebrate. Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of Mexico’s military victory over France in 1862. Millions of Mexicans celebrate the 5th of May with parades, parties and inebriation. In recent years there have been a lot of demonstrations in the States by illegal immigrants to commemorate the Mexicans running the French out of Mexico. These demonstrations take on a whole different texture than celebration of kicking the French out. The demonstrations seem to have more to do with the Mexicans determination to kick the Americans out of America as they did the French. The demonstrations seem to start on May Day and culminate with the intoxication of Cinco de Mayo.
Oh, those are two different events. I knew that! May Day is when they celebrate their hatred of Americans while demanding that Americans allow them to stay in America. May Day has become a time when they demonstrate all over America claiming that their voices are being silenced by Americans and that Americans have no right to live here because we took the land with bloodshed – as was the custom at the time. Cinco de Mayo is when they celebrate the Spanish shedding of French blood so that they could take land the French had claimed. No double standard there!
Americans (United States-ians just doesn’t sound right) celebrate with our neighbors without a clue as to what we are celebrating. We just know that Cinco de Mayo is a time to use salt and lemons to try to find the worm at the bottom of a bottle of Tequila. We’ll keep looking for that worm and keep looking for that worm cause we KNOW it has to be in one of those bottles somewhere!
Then, after forgetting what it was we were looking for in the bottom of all those bottles of Tequila we spend the rest of the day puking up burritos with nothing on but a sombrero tied around our waists.
How’d that happen?
Cinco de Mayo – Video