Friday, May 05, 2006

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Althought the Mexican army was eventually defeated, the "Batalla de Puebla" came to represent a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism. With this victory, Mexico demonstrated to the world that Mexico and all of Latin America were willing to defend themselves of any foreign intervention. Especially those from imperialist states bent on world conquest.

It's strange that this celebration of national pride has escalated into a druken feast to be riviled with other drinking holidays such as St. Patrick's Day. Of course, Cincinnati does not stray too far from the tree of druken parties, referring to the Cinco de Mayo on Stratford St. back in 2003.

Eventhough I should be out partying until the early morning, not because of Cinco de Mayo, but becuase I have completed all of my final exams for the semester, I had already made plans to grill out at a friends house.

Click here if you have an itch to get out of the house tonight!

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