Cinco de Mayo?
No, it is NOT Mexican Independence Day! It actually marks the date of a not-so-famous battle fought in 1862. The battle was between Mexico and oddly enough, the French. The battle of Puebla was an unexpected win for Mexico, and is what Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May) is really all about. Mexico’s independence day is September 16. Independence for Mexico came in 1810, fifty years earlier. What it represents is resistance by Mexico, at that time a new nation, against foreign interference.
Here in the US, we celebrate with parties which feature Mexican food and consuming of adult beverages. However, if you are looking for something to fill the afternoon before the party, try the Cinco de Mayo fiesta package from the Coeur d’Alene resort.
How about a golf date?
Our own Coeur d’Alene Resort is offering a great way to celebrate the not Mexican new year with a very special golf package. Of course, you’d need to like golf, but if you do, this might just be for you. What they are offering is a golf package that includes golf, of course. In addition, you have the opportunity to sample tequila at selected holes around the course. There will also be delicious Mexican food and cervesa (beer) available. Sound like fun?
If golf isn’t your thing, most restaurants, especially Mexican restaurants will be serving up the party platters of tacos, enchiladas, nachos, and of course Mexican Beer, so you can join in the festivities somewhere! Who doesn’t love to eat Mexican food?
Cinco de Mayo has become an excellent excuse for a fun Mexican-themed party, and now you can amaze all of your friends with your knowledge of the real reason for the celebration.