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Stinko de Mayo


I have reasons to mock Cinco de Mayo. Personal reasons. Nothing against Mexico, or whoever needs to be offended by me not worshipping Mexicans today.

But since President Klink showed his intellect and cultural sensitivity once again, I was inspired to become more informed than the President of the United States. That my info comes from Wikipedia will not deter me. Wikipedia is at least as accurate as anything coming out of the White House.

We’re all idiots. Me, Barry, and pretty much all y’all:

Cinco de Mayo is not "an obligatory federal holiday" in Mexico, but rather a holiday that can be observed voluntarily.

While Cinco de Mayo has limited significance nationwide in Mexico, the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day which actually is September 16th, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

I am certain I’ve read that before. But I’m not Pueblan, or even Mexican, so it didn’t stick. How quaint that the POTUS took a few moments to honor the official holiday of Corona and Jose Cuervo.

Celebrate whatever makes you happy. Keep your ignorance and false cultural piousness to yourself. On September 16th, I can celebrate with you.