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Friday, May 05, 2006

Cinco de Mayo

It's international week here at the Windfall Woman blog. (I'm beginning to sound like my friend, Call Me Snake, http://cambridgeguy.blog.com/. He is always saying, "We're featuring a new ..... here day."

See how long it's been since I've posted? I'm rusty on my skills as to how to insert a link in a chain of words.

Anyhow, do you know the significant of Cinco de Mayo? I'm ashamed I did not other than eating Mexican food and drinking margaritas.

So if you don't know, here you go:

The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th Of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some recognition in other parts of the Mexico, and especially in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population. It is not, as many people think, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually September 16.


Myself? I'm celebrating with my monthly group of girlfriends at........an Inn. Forgot it was Cinco de Mayo today! Oh well.....

At any rate, we're all about education here at WFW.....that and.......LOL.....spending money. Have a great day and TGIF and Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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Blogger David said...

One of my pet peeve holidays - why do we celebrate Mexican history in the US???? This day calls into play our differences, not our commonality. The recent demonstrations allude to the fact that we are not bound by a common goal. And the result is a proposed boycott of all things Mexican today by those who are not Hispanic.

But I hope you enjoy the day anyway.

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Snake (a Cambridge kind of guy) said...

Congratulations, WFW, for introducing a new feature here at WFW. I expect you'll find that introducing new features is a fun, and profitable, thing to do. Happy May 5th (sorry, I don't speak Spanish).

9:47 AM  
Blogger Hale McKay said...

Feliz Cinco de Mayo,WWW. I too, knew little about the "holiday" myself.
...I did find one interesting fact, it is actually celebrated by more Americans than Mexicans.

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heck David, I celebrate Cinco de Mayo as an excuse for drinking marquitas and cooking up some real tasty Mexican food - which the wifey and I did last night. She has a great marquita recipe. She cooked the refried beans and rice and I made a torilla pie (very tasty - secret Old Baldy recipe but I'll share it if'n the recipient agrees to keep it a secret). Eating Mexican food and watching on DVD the movie RENT. What an evening - I missed part of the movie - having fallen asleep for about 20 minutes or so.
Old Cheney is getting internationalized too! Now he has the Russians upset with us. Man, that guy needs to be muzzled and given lessons on shooting etiquitte, if he is allowed to roam free. Old Baldy

4:15 PM  
Blogger David said...

buy someone a ticket BACK home on cinco de mayo, thats my suggestion

10:59 PM  
Anonymous Sophmom said...

Just checking in to say HI! Hope all is going well. :)

10:52 AM  
Blogger David said...

its Ten-o- de-Mayo - do you know where your writer is. If work gets in the way of posting to your blog, maybe its time to rethink your priorities! haha

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZARDOZ SAYS :

HEY DAVID ,,

HAVE ANY IDEA , HOW TEXAS
WAS RIPPED OFF FROM
THE MEXICAN GOVERMENT...?

PROBABLY DONT ,,?

TELL YA WHAT ILL BUY YOU
A TICKET ,, FOR EUROPE
TO CATCH UP ON HISTORY
AND SEE YOUR ROOTS,,,?

WHAT DO YA THINK????

= ZARDOZ =

9:10 AM  

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