Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Life is a Fiesta

Happy Cinco de Mayo!  

Mayo?  
Are we having sandwiches today?  
I thought we were going to drink Margaritas and eat Tacos.   What did I miss?

I'm gonna grab my Mariachi band Get-tar and pop on over to see if Ruby is serving up drinks today.    Maybe I'll even serenade my girlfriend Daisy.  

Fun Facts:

  • “Cinco de Mayo” is Spanish for the fifth of May.
  • On May 5, 1982 Mexico fought France in the Battle of Pueblo.
  • The victory helped unify Mexico. The country was elated their poorly armed troops of 4,500 men were able to defeat France’s invasion of 6,500 to 8,000 well-equipped soldiers.
  • Even though Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico, it’s only widely celebrated in Pueblo. In the United States is recognized as a popular holiday to learn about Mexican culture.
  • The largest Cinco de Mayo festival is held in Los Angeles. Nearly 600,000 come out to celebrate.
  • In Chandler, Arizona a Chihuahua parade is held. At the end, a King and Queen Chihuahua of the festival is crowned.
  • Most Mexican Americans see Cinco de Mayo as a celebration of Mexican culture, similar to how Irish Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
  • Popular foods to eat in the US on Cinco de Mayo are guacamole, tacos, burritos and enchiladas.   Arrrrrrroooooo..... now were talkin!
  • The colors of Mexico’s flag are green, white and red: green for hope and independence, white for purity and religion and red for Spain and union.

Source of dis Cinco trivia: http://www.ibtimes.com/cinco-de-mayo-history-facts-kids-2013-10-trivia-facts-about-may-5-celebrations-1234721

             Have a fun facts day!
                                                Wags, 
                                                      Ranger

21 comments:

  1. I'm always up for some chips and guacamole. Let's celebrate!

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  2. Happy Cinco de Mayo Ranger! Boy I wish I could be a chihuahua king once :o)
    easy rider

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    1. Baaawwwaaaaahhhhaaaaa! You a chihauhua king. I think da crown would be way to small on you.

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  3. It happened in 1982? And we missed the whole thing.

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  4. Feliz Cinco de Mayo mi amigo!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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  5. OMD OMD Ranger...... HOLA Compadre ..... we dont REALLY speak Spanish.... butt we sorta TRIED it...

    We love this post.... and your Ideas of how you might like to spend it...

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  6. Thanks. We only heard of Cinco de Mayo through blogging., but didn't know what it really was. Have a great day We think you need some tacos.

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  7. I have my FIESTA hat on and I am ready to eat TACOS.
    Arriba, Noodles

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  8. Happy Cinco de Mayo Ranger, thanks for all the fun facts!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  9. Nice sombrero Ranger. I think I'll join you and Ruby for some drinks.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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  10. As long as we are not honoring the food (nasty stuff), Happy Cinco de Mayo

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  11. Muchas gracias, senor Ranger! You sure know how to win the way to my heart with your guitar playing and singing! I hope you got a taco and margarita!!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  12. Well now thank you for those interesting facts Ranger - not being American...nor Mexican we didn't really know what this holiday was all about.
    Bring on the margaritas!!!!
    Wally & Sammy

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  13. Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! Thanks for explaining!! We were wondering what was the go!
    Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

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  14. YOU are so knowledgeable. Now go have yourself a margarita!

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  15. You look great Ranger!! Sounds like you had fun

    Wags
    Oreo

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  16. You look great Ranger!! Sounds like you had fun

    Wags
    Oreo

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