Cinco de Mayo

Never ones to miss celebrating a holiday, my husband and I (and sometimes our kids) usually go to a Mexican restaurant on Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo is the remebrance of the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin. I understand that this holiday is celebrated more widely in the United States and in other parts of the world than in Mexico, except maybe for the area of Puebla. Nevertheless, a holiday is a holiday and this is a fun one. We were hoping to catch a marichi band, but we arrived at the restaurant too early for the entertainment to have begun. We got there just early enough to get a table before the lines started to form, though. The food was good, the atmosphere was festive, and we had fun being together for yet another celebration.

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AJ Malik

Interestingly, Cinco de Mayo is not on the radar of most Mexicans and is actually perceived as an American holiday. Hey, any occasion for margaritas is definitely worth celebrating.

Kathy A. Albetski

I love fireworks. We’ve been down the the Mall in Washington DC to see the Fourth of July fireworks display a few times. Very dramatic.