Cinco de Who Cares?

Call me “el Grincha” but I couldn’t care less about celebrating Cinco de Mayo.

Don’t get me wrong – I enjoy the occasional margarita. But why exactly should I care about Mexicans defeating the French in the battle of Puebla?

Contrary to what many ignorant Corona drinkers may believe, Cinco de Mayo is not the Mexican Independence day. That’s celebrated on September 16. Not that I’ll be celebrating that either. In fact, Mexico was a sovereign state for 52 years before the battle of Puebla on May 5.

I’ve never even been to Mexico. And from what I understand, most people in Mexico don’t even celebrate Cinco de Mayo unless you’re from Puebla. But hey, who doesn’t like an excuse to sit on a patio and make fun of drunk people dancing the Macarena?

Whew. I feel so much better now that I’ve gotten that off my chest.

Now, where did I put my sombrero?


2 thoughts on “Cinco de Who Cares?

  1. It’s really just Mexican St. Patrick’s Day. Another faux holiday made into a senseless reason for amateurs to drink and Mexican restaurants to have killer drink specials and cheap burritos. I think within twenty years, every race will have their drinking holiday.

  2. As you indicate, the restaurants/bars are what probably popularized the day in the U.S.A more than anything… Nice comment.

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