Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Maine
Today is Cinco De Mayo. Spanish for Fifth of May. Okay we all get that.
Today is not Mexican Independence Day, that is September 16th.
As a matter of fact, Cinco De Mayo is only a minor holiday in Mexico, to celebrate the Mexican Army and their victory over France in the Battle of Puebla which was May 5th, 1862.
The celebration is much bigger in the U.S. than it is in Mexico.
Of course, it is. This is America. We love to celebrate. We know how to celebrate. And if we are celebrating something that doesn’t have anything to do with us, we are still all good. We are celebrating.
Naturally the celebration for Cinco de Mayo is much bigger in highly Hispanic populated areas like Southern California for example.
But even here in Maine thousands and thousands of miles away, if we choose to, we can celebrate the day.
Plenty of bars with margarita specials today for those inclined.
And numerous places to sample Mexican food in Bangor and surrounding areas. Actually, Mainers are very lucky with our options when it comes to Chimichangas, or Quesadillas, or Burritos or Tacos. And nachos and Salsa and Guacamole.
Bet we have better Mexican food in Maine than Southern California has lobster or blueberry pie there.
Be safe, enjoy the day and celebrate that we are right where we are.