Coming up on May 4th through May 6th will be the Cinco de Mayo festival in Chicago. For those of you who aren’t “in the know,” Cinco de Mayo is the traditional Mexican celebration honoring the 5 Nights of Mayonnaise, in which the jar of creamy Miracle Whip that was almost empty lasted 5 nights, when it should only have lasted one. It was a Mayo-racle!
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Sorry about the misinformation for that last bit folks, obviously our editor didn’t do his homework. As you most likely learned back in grade school, Cinco de Mayo is the traditional Mexican celebration honoring the fifth mayor that checked in to Mexico on Foursquare.
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Let’s try this again. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates the victory of an oppressed people against a foreign power. On May 5, 1862 the State of Puebla, Mexico defeated French forces, invigorating a people to finally drive an oppressing power completely from their country. I wonder why we don’t have more festivals celebrating French victories? Oh… wait… I guess that’s a stupid question.
As Chicago has one of the largest Hispanic populations in the country, we know how to do the celebration right. 3 days of celebration including music, food, arts & crafts, carnival and general festiveness culminate in the largest parade celebrating the Battle of Puebla in Chicago. This is not to be missed!
Check out our الصفحه الرءيسيه post for more information.