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Writer's Block: Cinqo de Mayo

Do you celebrate your country's independence? If so, how?


Given that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican independence day, I fail to see the relevance of this question.

P.S. Be nice if you spelled "cinco" correctly too.

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miafeliz
May. 5th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Funny. I was just talking about that and how it's really a non-event that's marketed to be a big old holiday. I just read on Wiki that it's been celebrated in the US and California regularly but rarely in Mexico. Interesting.
kishiriadgr
May. 5th, 2010 04:09 pm (UTC)
It's celebrated in Puebla of course, but I know it gets parades in Mexico City. I read recently that that ragtag Mexican army beat the snot out of the French Legionaires. Beat that.
miafeliz
May. 5th, 2010 04:25 pm (UTC)
Makes sense about the celebration in Pueblo and parades in Mexico City. I don't really recall ever much mention of it growing up here. Mexican Independence more so, but we were too busy being too oft forgotten New Mexico, that there wasn't much celebration then. Things have changed, though there are people in this country who think NM is still part of Mexico.

That's funny about the Mexican army and the Legionaries. Go Mexico!
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wombat_socho
May. 5th, 2010 05:46 pm (UTC)
Stupid Anglos.
firstashore
May. 6th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
I had never heard of Cinco de Mayo... only Veinticinco de Mayo which was the name of an Argentine aircraft carrier in the Falklands War which I (correctly) assumed to be Argentina's Independence Day.

But after reading up on Cinco de Mayo... I have to say, that is just SO American. :)
reginaterrae
May. 6th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
It's just an excuse to drink tequila....
letter_d
May. 12th, 2010 08:09 pm (UTC)
This year the world was spared my annual Día del Yanquis Borrachos rant due to graver local concerns, but yeah, what you said.
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