Cinco de Mayo Humor

Today is Spanish Friday so this post is in Spanish. If you participated in Spanish Friday on your own blog, leave your link in comments. English translation at the bottom! Hola gringos! Listos para celebrar cinco de mayo este fin de semana? Bueno, por los que no son gringos, les explico por qué algunos de nosotros celebramos el aniversario de una batalla en Puebla, México. La mayoría de la gente celebra cinco de mayo en los Estados Unidos no más por tener excusa tomar cerveza, margaritas, y tequila, disfrutar de música mariachi, vestirse en sombreros y sarapes y comer comida “mexicana” (estilo estado unidense, todo cubierto en queso y salsa.) Eso es!  [ENGLISH TRANSLATION] Hola gringos! Ready to celebrate Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Well, for those of you who aren’t gingos, let me explain to you why some of us celebrate the anniversary of a battle in Puebla, Mexico. The majority of the people in the United States celebrate Cinco de Mayo just to have an excuse to drink beer, margaritas and tequila, enjoy mariachi music, get dressed up in sombreros and sarapes, and eat “Mexican” food (American-style, all covered in cheese and salsa.) That’s it!

10 thoughts on “Cinco de Mayo Humor

  1. Too funny! Reading this reminded me of “Will & Grace” and the hilarious exchanges between Karen and her maid Rosario, with Karen always completely failing to communicate in Spanish … and not giving a damn about it! :)

  2. What’s interesting is that now Cinco de Mayo has become a sort of Pan Latin American celebration…When I was in Miami (there are very few Mexicans there), lots of Cubans, Venezuelans, Colombians etc. were celebrating and I was very confused! I think everyone just likes an excuse to celebrate and have fun, no matter where the holiday is from. For example, all of my Latino friends LOVE Thanksgiving. But that makes sense because it’s a big meal that gets the whole family together.

    Back to Cinco de Mayo….once I had a Spanish teacher tell me the “real” story of Cinco de Mayo…I have never been able to verify this, so I’m not sure if it’s true or not. She told me that on the actual Cinco de Mayo, yes, the Mexicans did beat the French AT FIRST, but then they went to celebrate and got drunk and while they were drunk the French came back and killed them all. Has anyone else heard this before? Anyhow, true or not, it’s a good cautionary tale.

    • LOL – I had never heard that “Part II” to the Cinco de Mayo history. Really interesting. I don’t know if I believe it but like you said, it makes for a good lesson.

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