Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration that is definitely celebrated here in AZ to the max.

Initially I thought it was Mexican Independence day but that is actually celebrated on September 16th.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the date in 1862 when the Mexican army defeated the French army. A year later however, the French did occupy Mexico and ruled for a few years. The French were defeated and "kicked out" in 1867.

The celebration includes parades, food, drink, and fun.

So in the true spirit of the southwest, have a fabulous Cinco de Mayo.

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