Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Cinco de Mayo

Today, I'm celebrating another holiday... one that I've actually never really celebrated before.  Not only is today Cinco de Mayo, but it also falls on Taco Tuesday!!!  And let's face it, with everything going on, I'm looking for any reason to celebrate something.

In the US, Cinco de Mayo is mostly known as a day we all eat Mexican food and enjoy margaritas.  (Not going to lie... before today I was among those who didn't know the true reason why it's actually celebrated.)  However, there is a meaning behind it and I decided to do a little bit of learning this afternoon!

In Spanish, Cinco de Mayo literally means the 5th of May.  (I did know that!)  Cinco de Mayo is celebrated to commemorate the day the Mexican army had their victory over the French in 1862 at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.

Nowadays, the date has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture.  The holiday itself has become popular because of advertising from beer companies.  Plus, like I noted above, it's become a popular day for Americans to eat Mexican food.  Eliot and I both enjoy Mexican food (Gosh I really miss Chipotle!) and I've always been a fan of Taco Tuesday.  So when I found out that Cinco de Mayo and Taco Tuesday both collided this year, well... let's just say that was a done deal.

I really enjoyed making tacos for dinner.  It's not authentic Mexican food, but it's what my parents made us growing up and I love it.  I'm too lazy right now to make myself a margarita, but my Angry Orchard Rosé worked perfectly.

Plus, Eliot and I decided to make a special pair of ears for the occasion!  Tonight was the social media debut of our new margarita ears.  I'm obsessed with how adorable the little Mickey Mouse shaped lime is.  It's so cute!  They'll also be perfect for the Food and Wine Festival.  They'll be available in our Happily Ever Hatter shop in a few days!

It wasn't much, but I enjoyed my little Cinco de Mayo Taco Tuesday celebration!  Like I've said before, we all have to make our own magic when we can right now!!! °o°

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