Thursday, May 5, 2022

Ole, Ole!! --- Day 11/86

Walk: Today it was mostly lifting and packing Ciwt's office

Distance: 1.5 miles

Coming from back East, it took Ciwt a few years to understand the meaning of Cinco de Mayo Day that gets San Francisco in a fiesta mood every year.  

In case you, too, don't know, here is Wikipedia to the rescue: Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko̞ ðe̞ ˈma̠ʝo̞] in Mexico, Spanish for "Fifth of May") is a yearly celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862, led by General Ignacio Zaragoza.

And in the United States, it has become a day to celebrate Mexican-American culture.  California was Spanish, then Mexican, territory until 1848.  

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