Cinco de Mayo…one of my spring favorites…
It gives me an excuse to eat even more Mexican food than I normally do. (Which is a lot.)
It is a holiday made up in California during the United States Civil War. The French had invaded Mexico and the Union feared that it would use Mexico as a base to supply the Confederate army. However, on May 5th the small, 4,000 strong, Mexican army crushed the French (who were twice it’s size). This victory helped stave off the French until the Civil War ended at which point the Untied States helped Mexico take back their country from the French.
History lesson over. (I promised it would be brief.)
And I won’t make you scroll through any more details.
But you have to admit it’s interesting…
Oh, and as for these pictures. I’m in love with them. Elizabeth took them one afternoon in an unlikely location. And as for the dress. I picked it up in an unlikely location as well—and for only $2.
Viva painted brick buildings! Viva $2 dresses! Viva Cinco de Mayo!
…and Viva the delicious batch of salsa waiting for me in the fridge!