Why Cinco de Mayo
Saying for the Day. Whatever happened to VE and VJ days?
It was Cinco de Mayo day last Saturday. I got to wondering why Americans would celebrate a regional Mexican holiday. Don’t we have enough American holidays to celebrate? If not we could bring some back like VE or VJ day.
Then I thought its not the holiday as such but the chance to have fun and touch one’s roots. A chance to be a people in the midst of many people.
Then it came to me that they are not alone.
The American Irish have St. Pat’s day. A chance to celebrate a bit of Irish history , hold parades, and drink green beer. It is a chance for one day to be Irish.
Finns in America felt left out so they made up a Saint of their own. St Urho. Now St. Urho was not a Finnish figure . He was made up by some guy in Minnesota and his day was placed just before St. Pat’s. It gives the Finns two days of drinking. One day of purple beer for St. Urho and one of green Beer for St. Pat’s. Wise people the Finns.
Then there is Guy Fawkes day. That’s a British holiday. It celebrates the fact that Guy Fawkes failed to burn down parliament. It is a great day with street dancing, beer drinking, bonfires, and fireworks. It is celebrated every year in North Carolina.
I am sure there are other ethnic days being celebrated as well. A way to give people a moment to remember and be thankful for the culture that spawned them. Then of course there is the beer drinking, the dancing, the bon fires, and the fireworks. Nothing like a good ethnic celebration.
9750 spins without a prize. Old Hapless lost again. He entered 14 sets of numbers, yesterday, and only got two right in any set. He does not choose numbers well. But then his numbers have to come up sometime , don't they?
Well Uncle Wiggly lovers if it rains again tomorrow thus keeping Pigeon Falls in limbo we will be back tomorrow with another startling adventure of " As the World Spins"
Lois over at Upper Peninsula and Beyond has a new post with lots of good pictures incluing a better picture of my house. Its the one with ugly red SUV in front. I have added a new link to Fridays Child which is a good blog to read.Betty and I got the Pigeon Falls main street coated and out to the layout and we started on the building support structure when it started to rain. At this rate Pigeon Falls may never return. Started planning the next G scale fantasy train which will have cups, saucers, and teapots. Well I need a breathing treatment.