As far as holidays go this is a big one…..Mexico and Mexicans everywhere get all gushy over flags and tribal relations on their one big day a year.  I don’t always agree with displays of nationalism….it brings out the martial fanatics and xenophobe’s …..but as long as it’s politically benign it can be a positive event for the community. The Cinco de Mayo festivals spill over with unpretentious unplanned family and food and that’s a good thing.  Today I will attend a chili cook off and a pickled quail egg eating contest…..sounds yummy right? Viva Mexico….!!


  1. judith says:

    Did you know that in Mexico, they don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo? There’s only one small area that does. It’s a US holiday, started here! Read the article about that in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal…

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