Category Archives: Cinco de Mayo

Day of the Dead Is the New Cinco de Mayo –and I Can’t Even

Come November, there’s one thing that really, really, gets on my nerves (besides pumpkin-spice stuff, of course) and that is America’s obsession with the Mexican tradition known as Día de Muertos (basically Day of the Dead) or as some gringos … Continue reading

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Did you Lose a Loved One? Worry Not; America Has you Covered

Lost your abuelita to old age? Did your tío just get deported? Worry not. There’s a greeting card for that! *Everything is cool, but would it hurt them to put that accent over the “o”

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At Last, the Complete Set of Mexican Emojis in One Image

I’m almost certain that the readers of this blog will be able to identify all of these (otherwise, shame on you!). Needless to say, this blogger’s favorites are El subcomandante, the torta and the trompo al pastor. Still, hit me with questions (i.e. … Continue reading

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Hold on to your Sombreros: Cinco de Mayo 2019 Has Begun!

No matter how many bizarre holidays Americans come up with, Cinco de Mayo will forever be my favorite. And not only because it’s an excuse to drink all day and yell ¡Viva México! while thinking it’s our celebration of Independence (it’s not) but … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day: The Other Binge Drinking Mexican Holiday

Go ahead; wear green and go out get drunk or whatever it is you do this weekend. But don’t forget Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the Batallón de San Patricio, which according to Wikipedia my extensive readings of … Continue reading

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Celebrate Mexican Independence Like the Locals

I hope by now you are aware that Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day. Sixteen of September is, and the bash actually kicks off on the night of the 15, so by the time the 16 actually arrives, … Continue reading

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Quick! Grab your Maracas and Go Get Yourself a pair of Cinco de Mayo Air Jordans!

Sneaker retailer Sneaker Bar Detroit can’t wait for Cinco de Mayo, so it’s now peddling a bunch of very colorful Air Jordans… so colorful, they will perfectly match your maracas. Because nothing says Mexicou better than Air Jordans and … … Continue reading

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