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So, it was Cinco de Mayo....


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So, we played all the songs we knew at the acoustic jam that had a connection to Mexico.  We only knew a few.  But we played them.  And we had fun.  All the while, they were filming scenes for the Robert DeNiro/Zac Efron movie 'Bad Grandpa' next door to where we were attempting to play.  It was my second bike ride to the south end of the island, and the return rides were against the wind, so I had to stop and have a few PBRs to make it the rest of the way home.  Man. I hate to not have to get up to go to work tomorrow.  :P    

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I wonder if they celebrate our Independence Day - you know  04 de julio?  I wonder it they raise a Budweiser to the red white and blue.  I think not!  So why do we make up a celebration with a bunch of Mexican crap to drink their beer? 

 

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I wonder if they celebrate our Independence Day - you know  04 de julio?  I wonder it they raise a Budweiser to the red white and blue.  I think not!  So why do we make up a celebration with a bunch of Mexican crap to drink their beer? 

 

​Good question Kzoo.  If you would start celebrating Canada Day, you could really stretch out the July 4 holiday.

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Wife's employer had a Cinco De Mayo day and everyone brought hispanic dishes to pass. My wife brought her world famous Spanish rice and avocado/tomato salsa and they were a hit. Next time she needs to make more of both though because they went fast. Mmmm, my wife's Spanish rice. Add some chicken, steak or pork in, and its a meal in itself. :wub:

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Cinco de Mayo isn't what most people think it is. If you ask the average American (before they have too many margaritas) what it is, most will say Mexican independence day... wrong!

From USA Today:

 

For many Americans, Cinco de Mayo means enjoying Mexican food and probably a few margaritas. But Cinco de Mayo, which means May 5 in Spanish, is probably one of the most misunderstood Mexican holidays.

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican independence day. Mexican independence is celebrated Sept.16.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over the French forces of Napoleon III on May 5, 1862, at the Battle of Puebla.

Mexico had trouble paying back war debts to European countries, and France had come to Mexico to collect that debt.

Today, Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than a Mexican one. But most non-Mexican Americans have "no idea" about the day's history, said Carlos Tortolero, president of the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

"If you went to any bar tonight and said 'What's this day about?', they would be clueless, and you can't blame the alcohol consumption either," Tortolero told USA TODAY Network.

For Tortolero, Cinco de Mayo is a reminder of how many times Mexico has been invaded by other countries.

"This one day, Mexico won the battle," he said.

 

It's really just an excuse for us to party... and I have no issue with that! B)

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I wonder if they celebrate our Independence Day - you know  04 de julio?  I wonder it they raise a Budweiser to the red white and blue.  I think not!  So why do we make up a celebration with a bunch of Mexican crap to drink their beer? 

 

​Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla.  Independence Day in Mexico is September 16th.

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