Everyone loves to celebrate. We love to celebrate birthdays, births, weddings, engagements, showers of all kinds…baby showers, engagement showers, wedding showers. We celebrate July 4th, St Patrick’s Day, Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, my list could go on and on.
Today is no exception. Today we observe and celebrate Mexican heritage and pride. Even though most people don’t know this day actually is the date of the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. This was the first celebration of Cinco De Mayo.
Tradition is important for a lot of reasons. One of the most important it brings people together, like Thanksgiving…everyone coming together to break bread and be thankful.
The other– it gives us a sense of belonging. Perhaps there is nothing worse than not belonging to someone, something and someplace.
It gives us a feeling of comfort. We have been there before. It has that warm and fuzzy feeling.
So as the day dawns we will begin our celebration of Cinco De Mayo. So grab your sombrero and margarita and let’s go dance, listen to Mexican fold tales, eat and enjoy celebrating this tradition. The festivities may go on late into the night.