Happy Cinco De Drinko, I mean Mayo, I mean Mustache?
If I ever got stuck on an island and could only bring 3 things, you know one of ‘em would be a taco. And given that San Diego is so close to Mexico, you can bet that I was raised on tacos. So when Cinco De Mayo rolls around, it is not to be taken lightly….(Insert that song that goes: Celll-aaaa-brate! Good times! Come On!)
Before we margarita our faces off and go for a surf, lets recap with a short little wiki- history lesson on what Cinco De Mayo is really about:
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Pueblaon May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico, which occurs on September 16th.
In the past, I have been known to celebrate Cinco De Mayo by attending the annual Cinco De Mustache party! (Always a good time)
Heading to Mexico is also fun! Im talking like 18 hours down to Scorpion Bay with Dad fun! (Tecate included)
This year, we are having a Cinco De Mayo sunset celebration! (Complete with a Pinata and Flan!)
But, lets be honest…I am still mostly excited about the tacos! (Maybe I’ll sport a fake mustache just to bring it all together?)
“”I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”—someone said marthin luther king said it…then someone said he didnt say it… either way, im glad someone said it, i like it.