Sunday, May 05, 2013

lazy Sunday # 271: Cinco de Mayo

In Canada, Summer officially arrives in three weeks on what’s known as the Victoria Day Weekend. But I’ve always been partial to kicking things off earlier by celebrating the Mexican-American holiday of “Cinco de Mayo”.

Now, Cinco de Mayo is not an official holiday in either the USA or Mexico, where the date marks El Día de la Batalla de Puebla in which an outnumbered Mexican army defeated the French who had invaded to collect some money they were owed.

It was a short-lived victory, since the Napoleon II of France soon installed Emperor Maximillian to run the place. But since Max was overthrown and executed a few years later, Cinco de Mayo is a reminder to enjoy your victories and that freedom and independence beats politics every time.

There are three things required for a Cinco de Mayo celebration. Food, Tequila and Music. So, we here at The Legion have put together a primer to making the day special.

Food – Nothing simpler to make nor tastier than a Salsa cruda.

Tequila – In its finest incarnation – The Margarita Cocktail.

And when it comes to music, you can always go for the traditional and a great Mariachi band…

…although my taste tends to Tex-Mex artists like Raul Malo and Flaco Jimenez…

So there you have it. Now get out there and…

Enjoy Your Sunday.

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