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Guilty Pleasures – Cinco de Mayo Edition

Tomorrow’s Cinco de Mayo!  For those of you uncouth gringos who think this is the day to go to Taco Bell and listen to Jimmy Buffett songs, let The Hedonist here enlighten you by giving you a little cultural lesson.  As the world’s foremost expert on burritos, I know quite a bit about Mexican culture.   Cinco de Mayo is a celebrated across Mexico as their Independence Day.  It’s marks the day that legendary Mexican general José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (aka Pancho Villa)proclaimed freedom for the oppressed people of Mexico from the tyrannical iron grip of Spain.   We celebrate here in the United States as a…

What?  Villa wasn’t alive then?  And it’s not their Independence Day? And it’s only celebrated in one place in Mexico?  Hold on, let me check Wikipedia.

As I was saying…

It’s a day of celebration mainly in the United States and in Puebla, a small state in the middle of Mexico.  Contrary to popular belief, it’s not their Independence Day.  It’s actually to commemorate the Battle at Puebla, when a small band of Mexican fighters defeated the much more powerful French Army, considered to be the strongest in the world at the time.   Not only did the French have superior training and were very well-armed, they greatly outnumbered the Mexicans two to one.  Yet, this brave group of fighters were able to hold their own against the mighty opposition, inspiring the rest of Mexico in their war against France.

Think of it as a Latino 300, but without the wicked awesome leather outfits.



Mexicans! What is your profession?!?


So in honor of those brave fighters, here’s a Mexican performer who has rocked his share of leather in his day.


What? He’s Puerto Rican?  Damn.  Well, that’s what I get from learning all about Mexico from this clip…



About thefoodandwinehedonist

I don't know everything about the world of food and wine, but I'm not going to let a small detail like that stop me from blogging about it.

11 comments on “Guilty Pleasures – Cinco de Mayo Edition

  1. Socialkenny
    May 4, 2012

    Dropping some history on us huh?

    I’ve always heard of “Cinco De Mayo”,but never read up on it.For all I know,it was a holiday around the entire Latin Americas.

    Thanks for shedding some light Hedonist.

  2. Socialkenny
    May 4, 2012

    No prob’,I always stop by(unless my other comments don’t show up on your other posts).

  3. Yinzerella
    May 4, 2012

    Cinco de Mayo was created by Corona and the tequila companies. Because we needed ANOTHER drinking holiday. I’m not doing Mexican this year–I’m making liver!!!
    I had a burrito earlier this week and thought of you. So not even worth reviewing. And I didn’t take a picture. 😦

  4. lolabees
    May 4, 2012

    Haha! Very informative, thanks. I thought here in the US we celebrate because it’s cinco de drinko 😉

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  6. thecaptainpower
    May 7, 2012

    haha, nice post!

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    July 3, 2014

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