Cinco de Mayo brought the crowds to Civic Center Park this past weekend, where they listened to music, looked at lowriders, and ate such American inventions as the Pueblo slopper -- an open-faced hamburger smothered in green chile. Authentic Mexican food? No -- but then, Cinco de Mayo is not an authentic Mexican holiday, as many readers pointed out in their comments on this unofficial holiday. See also: Slide show of Cinco de Mayo celebration at Civic Center Park
Why would Americans even care to celebrate the removal of Emperor Maximillian -- other than an excuse to drink heavily--especially when the real Mexican holiday is September16? Next: let's make Flag Day a thing!
Just call it what it is -- Gringo de Mayo.
And then there's this:
I stayed home and did not give a flying fuck about this fake ass "holiday". Btw I'm Mexican, so I would know.
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What do you think of the Cinco de Mayo celebrations? And when you want to taste some authentic Mexican cuisine, where do you go?