Celebrating 5 de Mayo

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Ok, I'm not from Mexico, but celebrating 5 de Mayo is fun. It's this holiday that I had no idea about what was until I started writting this post. Actually I always thought was the Mexican Independence, but I was wrong. So here is what Wikipedia taught me:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in U.S. cities with a significant Mexican population and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle 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 Puebla on 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 is actually celebrated on September 16.
Interesting, huh? Anyways, we went to our friends R. and B. to have a party since we won't have game night with them this month. Apparently only our family got the memo to dress up for the party, and there we go again, just us themed. But it was fun and I can already see in the future little S. complaining about us making here dress up into costumes to go somewhere.

C. bought everything online, I really have no idea which stores he looked into, but I do know that I got a very colorful blouse, little S. got a skirt that combined with a red onesie makes it look like a dress, and I made her matching headband, and C., well, you can see the mess for yourself. Tequila shot anyone?!

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