Cinco de Mayo

It's Cinco de Mayo!! What are you doing to celebrate this day?

Literally Cinco de Mayo means ”the Fifth of May”. Here is a little history about Cindo de Mayo that I just discovered. I was wrong all long and thought Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. Actually, it's not. It is known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla,  national holiday in Mexico in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III.

The real Mexico celebrates its independence on September 16, because it was on that day in 1810 that Father Miguel Hidalgo took to his pulpit in the village church of the town of Dolores and invited his flock to take up arms and join him in overthrowing Spanish tyranny.

In the US, people generally celebrate with lots of guacamole and fajitas. Mexican flags and mariachi bands. Margaritas, beer -- and more beer!!

How about a piñata for fun? Your heart will melt when starting to hit this cute piñata, but that is the great fun. 

Here is a DIY Pinata by Punkpost.

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