Felicidades! Hoy celebramos Cinco de Mayo! A celebrar esta noche cocinare este….
My degree is in Spanish, so for a decoding of that tricky bit above it says ” Congratulations! Today we celebrate the Fifth of May! To celebrate tonight I will cook this….”
Ok, so the secret is out now. I don’t do much to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Did you know though that the Mexicans don’t actually either?! I found the following snippit on Wikipedia this morning because I wanted to remember the more specific history behind the celebration.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a holiday held on May 5. It is celebrated nationwide in the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state 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.