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May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo: Like Preakness

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

For millions of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans, today is a celebration of Mexico's history stemming from a 1862 military victory over France.

For Americans, today is a reason to drink tequila, South American beer and frozen drinks.

I'll bet most Americans don't even know (or care about) the holiday's history.

It's like Preakness.

Walk around the infield and ask people to name the horses in the race.


After a few hours, most people don't even know there is a race.

But either way ... It's a celebration! 

(Photo by Chiaki Kawajiri/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:56 PM | | Comments (11)
Categories: Random stuff


I love cinco de mayo it rocks..

viva la mexico


whts this weird holerday i like the name!


im irish and i see mexicans celebrate st pattys day so why does it matter if its just a reason to drink ill drink tequila if i ... feel like it ayayayayaya happy cinco de mayo

Anyone else think it's a bit odd to go over the top to celebrate a military victory over France?

Bryan, apparently not. You know, we Americans do hate us some French.

We champion the Alamo when we lost to the Mexicans. Go figure.

What else are the Mexicans going to celebrate, otherwise? Ceding major territory to America? Zapata? Vincente Fox? Zorro? Man, I wish they celebrated Zorro.

We do not like you so much now Sam Sessa! Whoooooosh ...

im hungry...for some coco stick, anyone mail me some?

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