(Fri, May 02, 2014)
So this Saturday is not technically the 5th of May but since the earth is about 4.5 billion years old we are only off by about .0000000001%, if my math is correct. And it’s never really too early to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
For those of you that “got to Texas as quickly as you could”, Cinco de Mayo is observed as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day, Cinco de Mayo marks the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
In 2005 the U.S. Congress issued a Concurrent Resolution calling on the President to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate ceremonies and activities**. So do your duty, people, and come out this Saturday from noon to three to celebrate appropriately. We will have The Venetian Sailors on stage and Big Tony serving up his awesome bites.
*Bongos and Percussion> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBPkPy7JGvM
**Some light reading> http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/R?r109%3AFLD001%3AH04151