Cinco De Mayo
It really is a festival celebrated more in the US than Mexico so don’t be fooled. Here are a couple of (amusing) definitions from urban dictionary:
Contrary to a surprising public belief, Cindo de Mayo is not a holiday of independance. It celebrates the battle of Puebla(1862), when 2000 Mexican soldiers beat back 6000 French attackers under the rule of Napolean III. This is also the day that Napolean died. So far as I understand it, the holiday is celebrated much more in the US than in Mexico. We can thank the Corona beer company and college students for this. “Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independance Day. That is September 16th.”
A beer-fest that occurs on May 5 of the year, with lots of tequila and margaritas. “Man, I got so wasted on Cinco de Mayo!”
I say it’s a great excuse to gather with friends for a night of homemade tacos en masse. Thanks DP and Joel!