Like posing as Irishmen on St. Patrick’s Day, Cinco de Mayo brings out the Mexican-American in all of us. On May 5th, 1862 the Mexican army kicked some major French butt at the Battle of Puebla (they’ll get their props on Bastille Day, don’t worry) and a hundred and fifty years later we are still celebrating!
Cinco de Mayo is also the official start of the summer BBQ Season. Expect to see a lot more picnics, family reunions, and pool parties on the horizon (don’t forget the sunscreen and liquid smoke!)
Today is a day to celebrate overcoming obstacles with family and friends, perhaps with a certain salt-rimmed lime-flavored concoction. Why not use Cinco de Mayo as the perfect excuse to get things started as the weather warms up.
Editor’s Note: Keep in mind that any invitation to DC-area fiestas will be taken very seriously by the celebratory CustomInk blog team.