Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Happy Cinco de Mayo! It is NOT Mexican Independence Day!


Thursday, May 5, 2016 – Happy Cinco de Mayo! It is NOT Mexican Independence Day!

Photo by me. January 15, 1991. Inauguration of Governor Ann Richards.

Photo by me. January 15, 1991. Inauguration of Governor Ann Richards.

Good morning boys and girls,

Our vocabulary word for today is Margaritaceous. It is an adjective describing how you will feel with that first sip of the celebratory margarita you have today. Whenever you are celebrating Cinco de Mayo, I am thinking the following information could prove useful to you.

Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). It is relatively minor holiday in Mexico. In the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations. Today the United States has the largest population in the world that celebrates Cinco de Mayo. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

Actually, the definition of margaritaceous is “resembling mother-of-pearl; pearly.” But doesn’t that describe a margarita? Resembling mother-of-pearl?

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