Today is Cinco de Mayo! It’s a day when folks in the United States celebrate Mexican heritage, almost as much as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But in the case of Cinco de Mayo, things go a step further, because the “holiday” doesn’t really have widespread support in Mexico, it’s described by Wikipedia as a “voluntary” holiday.
And although it is often believed that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day, it is not. That date would be September 16, which is a true national holiday in Mexico. No, Cinco de Mayo commemorates a single victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. And what does any of this have to do with Virginia Beach? Nothing at all, just some use less trivia.
So have a jumbo for me, or I should say, look for me while enjoying your jumbo.
See you at Guadalajaras!