Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo History, Tradition and Celebration.
Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a voluntarily observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.


This post is all about Mexican culture. 






Enchantment and Memory


More pictures via Red Star Image



Frida Kahlo, one of the most influential Mexican painters of the middle twentieth century.




Frida Kahlo






Artist Chepo Pena has combined Loteria (the traditional Mexican Bingo game with the illustrated cards) and the Star Wars movie. Amazing !










Starwars Loteria cards by Chepo Pena




To end my post, Cinco de Mayo, now with 25% less to -kill-ya......tequilla sunrise !




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1 comment:

  1. my favorite is Enchantment and Memory from Red Star Image

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