by wjw on May 5, 2020


Happy Cinco de Mayo, everybody!  Welcome to my virtual matanza!

May 5 is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1862, in which an inferior Mexican force defeated a French expeditionary army.  In Mexico the day is celebrated only in Puebla and environs, but it’s widely celebrated among Mexican-Americans in the States.

Some folks think this is the Mexican independence day, but it’s not.  That’s in September.

One way to celebrate while still maintaining your social distancing is to knock back a few brews and see Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla, a pretty fine Mexican film about the battle, available on Amazon Prime.  The film is a little overlong, but that just gives you time to drink a couple more beers.

I’m skipping the beer, but I’ll be enjoying some El Padrino añejo tequila later, so probably the celebration will continue well into Seis de Mayo.  Which has to be the anniversary of something, right?

Ralf T. Dog. May 9, 2020 at 10:54 am

Seis de Mayo is the anniversary of a very large hangover. Don’t ask me how I know.

wjw May 9, 2020 at 2:53 pm

Sounds like you did Cinco de Mayo right.

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