Cinco de Mayo
I guess that’s not too far off. From the AP:
Here’s what Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer.
And here’s what Cinco de Mayo is not, despite all the signs in bar windows inviting revelers to drink: It’s not Mexico’s Independence Day, and it’s barely marked in Mexico, except in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is rooted in a complicated and short-lived 1862 military victory over the French.
But don’t let that spoil the party.
I also thought Hallmark invented the holiday in order to sell some cards. Like “Secretary Day,” you know?
My recommendation? Party like you’re Chad Ocho Cinco de Mayo and take home a twelve-pack of Booty Sweat today.