Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Quinto de Mayo

Today is Cinco de Mayo. Literally the Five of May and not the Fifth of May. The Fifth of May in Spanish is Quinto de Mayo. Strange. It is the day that some Mexicans in the 1860s overthrew the government of France in Mexico. Yes, France. The really strange thing is that no one in Mexico celebrates the day. The Mexican Independence day is actually in September. In France as well as Mexico and many Latin countries there was a revolution every third Tuesday so it got to the point where people began to ignore the holiday. If they paid attention to each of them there was be an Independence day just about every day of the year. Anyway, have a great quinto and don't celebrate too much.

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