Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Celebrating despite the Coronavirus

Cinco de Mayo was yesterday and it is my favorite foreign holiday. My second favorite foreign holiday is Bastille Day, but more on that in July. 

Mexican-themed Dinner
Elkridge, MD
May 5, 2020
Cinco de Mayo is a minor Mexican holiday and only really celebrated in the state of Puebla. The Battle of Puebla occurred on May 5, 1862, but there were implications for the U.S. which was at that time engaged in the Civil War. Had the French been victorious and gained at a solid foothold in Mexico it was likely that the they would support the South in the Civil War and had that come to fruition the U.S. could look very different today. So it is very reasonable to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the U.S. today, and it provides a nice bridge holiday between Easter and Memorial Day.

So, despite there coronavirus and COVID-19, Chris and I held our annual Cinco de Mayo celebration last evening. Although it was just the two of us, it was as festive as ever with themed adult beverages and food. 

Party-on, but respect personal distancing!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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