Posted By drsao on May 5, 2012
Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Having lived in California (where there is a large Mexican population) prior to moving to Virginia, this Mexican-American holiday was always fun! We always celebrated by eating Mexico food or going to formal celebrations in Los Angeles! SO….even though we are in VA now we are going to a Mexican restaurant this afternoon. My DD, Max, is in search of the PERFECT FLAN! Any ideas from my friends in Midlothian, VA?
In case you aren’t familiar with Cinco de Mayo – here is a little exerpt from History.com. Most people think it is the Mexican Independence Day – but that doesn’t appear to be the case……
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army‘s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.
Even if you don’t celebrate Cinco de Mayo – it is always fun to celebrate SOMETHING…..so today is just as good as day as any. I think that I might also NEED TO CELEBRATE Judy Laquidara’s new free pattern SWEET TREAT - Judy is hosting a SWEET TREAT QUILT-A-LONG. She is using the colors of the new May 2012 Color Challenge….doesn’t this look yummy?
If you aren’t familiar with the color challenge and want to join in the fun, go visit Judy Laquidara’s or Vicki Welsh’s blogs. It is a unique experience to make something – however small – using the colors of the month!
Back to the Quilt-a-long! If you want to make this quilt, you can choose your own colors! “WANNA JOIN IN THE FUN?” If you do, go the link below……the first step is easy! And the second step will be coming on Monday!
AND TA DA…that’s not all…..GO TO CAT PATCHES for a CINCO DE MAYO Celebration and GIVEAWAY! Oh my – what a time for a birthday!