Happy Cinco De Mayo!

5 May

Today is Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for May 5th) and while for most people that means nachos, margaritas and salsa — both the delicious condiment and the style of dancing — I’d thought I’d share some actual Cinco de Mayo facts. Both so we know what we should be toasting and also because you never know what can spark a story.

-Though many people think it’s Mexico’s Independence Day, it’s actually the celebration of the Battle of Puebla (May 5, 1862) and a part of France’s campaign to invade Mexico to collect war debts….which could be monetary, or a little more important like an alchemy guide that would ultimately give France control of the world.

-It’s a perfect example of the little guy beating the odds. A group of approximately 4,500 untrained Mexican soldiers took on 8,000 well armed, highly trained group of French Soldiers…and won. Perhaps they had a secret weapon? Maybe a secret shifter alliance that helped them beat the French?

-It was the last time that a foreign power acted on American soil. Who just got an alternate history bunny where the French won…and then spread their kingdom further and further into the states?

But before you walk away thinking this is just me pushing plot bunnies at you, I offer these. Margarita popsicles (click picture for recipe).

Adios!

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Sasha

Who hopes you have a safe and responsible Cinco de Mayo celebration. If you want to hear more of Sasha’s ramblings, visit her at http://www.sashadevlin.com or follow her on Twitter @SashaDevlin

One Response to “Happy Cinco De Mayo!”

  1. Nara Malone May 5, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    Oh wow, margurita popsicles and plot bunnies all in one post. You know the way to my heart 🙂

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