Happy Cinco de Mayo🎉

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. The day is also known as Battle of Puebla Day. While it is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. The battle of Puebla lasted from daybreak to early evening, and when the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers. Fewer than 100 Mexicans had been killed in the clash.

Today I celebrate strong people and all my Mexican-American friends. I toast them with my heart and sombrero. Olé!

Here are two pics from celebrations gone by:

Last year’s celebration from the quarantine of our apt. 5 de Mayo 2020
Me and Kathleen celebrating 5 de Mayo 2017 in St. Louis

 

Stay well. Stay curious. Have FUN every day!!

Aloha🌺,

Denise

By AlohaDenise

I adore my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free please), and belly-laughing. My mantra is "HAVE FUN EVERY DAY." I've lived in five US states and two foreign countries. I am grateful, blessed, and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I enjoy sharing my creative and crazy Empty Nester life and inspiring others to have FUN thus staying young.