Hola! Como estas?! Happy Cinco de Mayo. If you’re home-schooling or just curious by nature, Cinco de Mayo means the 5th of May… and soup du jour means soup of the day. I did some research about the holiday because I don’t like to write about things I don’t know about. That’s why I hardly ever write about nuclear fission. Most Americans think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day. But no, their Independence Day is on September 16th. Cinco de Mayo actually celebrates an outnumbered Mexican army that defeated the French army in 1862… and who doesn’t like celebrating that? I don’t know what the French were doing in Mexico. I think they may have been there for spring break. If I remember correctly, the French tried to get the Mexicans to wear Speedos and the next thing you know, a war broke out. I think that little troublemaker Napoleon had something to do with it. I think the reason he always had his hand in his coat was he was hiding a taco and he didn’t want to share. And who can blame him? They are simply delicious. Sure, sometimes the taco shells can be sharp and you can tear up the roof of your mouth, but that’s okay because the tequila will sterilize the cut. Once again, if you are home-schooling, don’t tell your parents where you learned this history. It’s just between you and me. Okay kids?

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