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Me on May 5th celebrating Cinco de Mayo

Mamas: Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla in 1863 when a peasant army of Mexicans defeated the French who had occupied the country since the US was involved in its own Civil War.

It is only a Mexican celebration and in many ways is more celebrated north of the border and is obviously embellished by the beer companies. Mexican resturants often have great parties and do a brisk business on this day.

This has nothing to do with anyone of Puerto Rican, Cuban, Venezuelan, or other Latin American countries.

For the most part, the holiday of Cinco de Mayo is more of a regional holiday in Mexico, celebrated most vigorously in the state of Puebla. There is some limited recognition of the holiday throughout the country with different levels of enthusiasm, but it's nothing like that found in Puebla.

There are lots of people from Mexico in Seattle and based on the celebrations of May 5th it might be fair to assume a lot of them are also from the Puebla region. That is my logic anyway based on this very brief research.

I had a fun time at Mama's but on this day avoided the Corona specials and continued on touring Seattle :-) My recommendation to you though if you have lots of time and not doing anything the next morning be sure to enjoy the fiesta!

Theme: Eating and Drinking

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  • Updated May 9, 2005
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