What are your Cinco de Mayo plans?
Cinco de Mayo – May 5th – is a holiday to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. It is not a federal holiday and for most of Mexico it is just like any other day. However, in the United States this day has evolved into a celebration of the Mexican culture in areas of the country that have a sustainable Mexican-American population.
This day is not to be confused with Mexican Independence day on September 16th.
But you see, I live in Bavaria, Germany. There is no ‘substantial Mexican-American population’ – there isn’t even a good place to get tacos around here – so there will be no celebration of Cinco de Mayo. There will be no margaritas, no sombreros, no tacos, no burritos and no mariachi music.
Most certainly, there will be no posts on my behalf like that of Donald J. Trump in 2016:
There will however be naptime, house chores and a German festival involving beer and bratwursts!
If you find yourself in a location celebrating Cinco de Mayo today, please enjoy an extra taco and margarita on my behalf and be sure to send me photo – preferably with a more appropriate caption than: “I love hispanics!”