Thanks to George Stephanopolous and ABC News, they have created a short movie explaining the history behind Cinco de Mayo and what a massive business this has turned into. In essence, it’s a celebration of the Mexican beating the French army … who wouldn’t celebrate such a victory over the frogleg eating, brie producing and wine drinking French republic who attempted to Second French Empire.
To me it’s a Mexican version of the Irish Paddy Day, with a single purpose – drink, eat and party. Many people suddenly develop Mexican heritage, the same group of people who only a few months ago claim to be Irish. I have no doubt this is an important day in the Mexican history, but many of these celebration are turning into tourist traps and drinking parties.
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