Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco De Mayo!

Cinco De Mayo (5th of May), commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at The Battle Of Puebla in 1862. It is a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican Capital City of Puebla. While there is limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, it is primarily celebrated in US Cities, and it is NOT, I repeat IS NOT, Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually on September 16th.

What should be a celebration of Mexican Culture including food, music, and customs has sadly become a full day Drinking Fest here in the states! It's a mis-conception I'd like to see de-bunked once and for all. (Although I have a feeling I may have to repeat this next year!)

How are you celebrating Cinco De Mayo?

Today I celebrated by co-hosting a super fun Twitter Party (#curiousgeorgemoms) for PBS Kid's Curious George, which highlighted  the upcoming television show celebrating Dia de Las Madres (Mother's Day), and Curious George's new friend, Marco! See yesterday's post for more details HERE.

I want to thank all my Ascending Butterflies who joined in on the party to win great prizes and show their support!

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  1. Thank you for sharing the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo. I really think that most people don't know and think it is Independence Day!

  2. I've never understood how this became so popular in the States, considering most of Mexico doesn't celebrate it. I guess it's any excuse for a party! *smh*

  3. @Zombie You too!

    @Hungrigyrl I agree!

    @~dab My point EXACTLY! :)

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