Monday, May 5, 2008

Pop Quiz, Mis Amigos!

Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Everyone knows that on Cinco de Mayo, you're supposed to drink Corona (or margaritas) and eat guacamole in celebration. But in celebration of what? What happened on the fifth of May that makes it a day for celebration?

And I want to hear what you really think, not what you find when you look it up on Google*. If all you do is Google it, I'll know you're a big fat cheater. Oh yes, I'll know. Because I can hear you breathing, AND I CAN SEE YOU CHEATING.

So let's see what all the gringos think Cinco de Mayo is all about! Answers in the comments section please.

* Apparently, if you Google "electrified salami Kristin," I am the first result. Yes! I'm number one! I'm so proud. I've always wanted to be associated with electrified processed meat. Thank you, mi hermana, for sharing this fun fact with me. It totally made my day.


SaraPMcC said...

I thought it had something to do with five jars of mayonnaise. And booze, of course. Lots o' booze.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear. I should know. I'm guessing that it has to do with the founding of the republic and the end of Maximillian and Spanish rule. Somewhere in the 1830's, I think. I can't tell you how I LONG to look it up!

Anonymous said...

Tips: mil is mostly wrong. She had to look it up and confess to being totally muddled. Interestingly, in Mexico, the day is celebrated mainly in Puebla. Who knew?

The Barber Bunch said...

That is so funny about the salami!!