MEOWZY -- That is what I have heard, that Mexicans aren't big on this day down south of our border. I am not entirely clear about why this has taken off up north of the border... Mexican restaurants (most FAR from authentic) are being packed this weekend.
Up until a few years ago I celebrated every Cinco de Mayo working events, but now I just note the day and take a walk and weigh-in!
I agree it seems it is mostly celebrated in the US but whatever, t'is a nice tradition.
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My husband and I have always celebrated it. When we first started dating, the local Mexican place was our favorite place to go. Cinco de Mayo is really an American holiday. ;) It was brought over by Mexican immigrants a very long time ago, and isn't celebrated nearly as much there as here. It's celebrating a very local, regional battle.
Unfortunately though, the primary focus is alcohol, and my husband is an alcoholic trying to make it to recovery, so heading out to a margarita-soaked celebration would be extremely bad. I'm disappointed that we have to break a 15 year tradition, but his health and sanity is more important.
So this year, we're making fajitas at home. :) Probably healthier (and a whole lot cheaper) anyway!
I won't be going out for it (Mexican restaurants are annoying madhouses this weekend), but I'll be making hamburger sliders seasoned with Mexican spices such as chili, and will eat them accompanied by sweet potatoes and greens. If I am ambitious enough I may even fire up the grill.
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