Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Viva Cinco de Mayo!

I showed up at work today with a never-before-worn Cinco de Mayo tee shirt that has languished in my cupboard for more than three years.

So yeah, I am alone celebrating here south of the south. Well no-one knows what the hell it means, can't blame 'em really. ;)

Wikepedia says:
"Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a voluntarily observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín."
I wonder how the celebrations will go down in Arizona.

I read that the Phoenix Suns will take a stand by wearing the words "Los Suns" on their team jerseys at a game tonight.

A baseball union is also speaking up and calling SB 1070 racist.

I also read that the "Phoenix-based National Socialist Movement, a neo-nazi white supremacist group is sponsoring “Report An Illegal” Day on the same day Cinco de Mayo is celebrated."

Eish my head hurts.

AnyHowze, Viva Cinco de Mayo.

Onward!

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2 comments:

Dade said...

Viva!

By wearing that tee-shirt, you're spreading awareness, eh?

Happy Cinco de Mayo, my friend!

Ridwan said...

You are right Dade! I hope you had a great celebration yourself.

Peace brother.

Ridwan