Poetry & Words

A Brief History of Cinco de Mayo

Does anyone find it mildly amusing that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of  the Mexican militia’s victory over the French?

Apparently the French were peeved that Mexico had stopped repaying a loan they owed France  and took it upon themselves to invade Mexico. (You know, they say Abraham Lincoln took Mexico’s side, but he didn’t exactly do anything about it — he was kind of preoccupied fighting a war of his own).

Oaxaca, Mexico, gringo toddler with spanish man playing guitar

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