Day 126
Cinco De Mayo Day


According to the National Day Calendar, the celebration of Cinco De Mayo began in the 1860′s with Mexican-American communities in the American West, Southwest, and Northwest.  The American Cinco de Mayo was a way to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. Today, in the United States, Cinco de Mayo is observed annually on May 5 as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “fifth of May.”

Although my example photo was not taken on May 5, it represents my love of the Mexican avocado! Avocados originate from south-central Mexico and I would certainly be sad if I didn't have them in my life!

How will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?