Michael Render (michaelrender) wrote,
Michael Render

Cinco de Mayo

We celebrated Cinco de Mayo in style at the new mexican restaurant they just put in a few blocks from my home. El Mariachi! Cheap food and plenty of it. The boys pounded down Margaritas and Beers! Ok, virgin margaritas and Root beer, but still it was fun.

I did some looking up to see the significance of Cinco de Mayo. It's a pretty minor holiday. More Americans celebrate it than Mexicans! Sort of like St. Patrick's Day and the Irish. Basically it celebrates a victory of a Rag Tag bunch of Mexicans over the professional army of Napoleon III. The Mexican's defaulted on their debt and the French wanted their money! Anyway, the French came back a year later and kicked Mexican butt, taking over the country. Some holiday.
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