As the CoVid19 days persist, we find we’re looking for anything to celebrate. And this week gives us Cinco de Mayo. Yay!
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, which falls on Tuesday, May 5 in 2020, 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.
So now – Americans and Canadians celebrate May 5th, and celebrate Mexican culture. And while I have no Mexican heritage, I’ll certainly drink margaritas, and eat tacos – somewhat like everyone drinks Guinness and eats Irish stew on March 17th, regardless of their Irish lineage.. But hey- we’ll take it. A reason to celebrate. And, of course, we’ll celebrate Mexican heritage and culture too.
If you’re free this Tuesday, May 5th tat 5 pm est, I invite you to join me in a zoom meeting to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
At a time when new travel stories cannot be made, let’s take a moment to reflect on our most special, inspiring travel memories and share them with the world – or at least make ourselves a Margarita!
Even though we can’t leave home right now, as a community we can fill social media with stories, images, videos, and more to keep the spirit of travel well and truly alive. Let’s celebrate Mexico!
Please come share with us with a photo or two of a trip to Mexico, or maybe just a Mexican bevvie or taco!
Participants will need to download zoom prior to meeting start. Please ensure your phone/ ipad/ laptop has a web camera. Sheila will share the zoom link and password via email.
Let me know you’d like to attend by rsvp’ing here YES to Cinco de Mayo