05 May, 2022

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo, (Spanish: “Fifth of May”) also called the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, is a holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States, in honour of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. 

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is widely interpreted as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with substantial Mexican-American populations.

Chicano activists raised awareness of the holiday in the 1960s, in part because they identified with the victory of Indigenous Mexicans (such as Juárez) over European invaders during the Battle of Puebla.

Today, revelers mark the occasion with parades, parties, mariachi music, Mexican folk dancing, and traditional foods such as tacos and mole poblano. Some of the largest festivals are held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.

Sweetie
Manny
Chili Bruce
Thankful for my sis, for the loan of the mini-sombreros, used in honor of the holiday.

Also thank you to The Hubby, who, in smiley silence, assisted with cat wrangling, car key jangles, and plenty of pats and pets to all kitty models for today's pics.

Although a peaceable sort, and do NOT condone war now or ever, I just needed a reason to put hats/sombreros on the cats.

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17 comments:

Mickey's Musings said...

You all look do good in your sombreros!
I don't blame you for not being too keen to wear them as I would be the same! I would like the celebration of food though ;)
MOL!!
Purrs, Julie

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Sandee said...

Looking good. Enjoy the holiday.

Have a purrfect Thankful Thursday. My best to your mom. ♥

Catscue said...

Squeeeee! You three look ADORABLE! Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone.

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVE seeing them in their sombreros! They are just perfection in those. And if you got a smile out of me on this day, that is a testament to how adorable they are!!

Katie Isabella said...

I have to say it again! YOU three look so fabulous!

The Island Cats said...

I'm glad that my sombrero is virtual! Happy Cinco de Mayo! ~Ernie

da tabbies o trout towne said...

you guyz R rockin yur sombrero'z !!!! ☺☺♥♥

pilch92 said...

They did a great job modeling the sombreros. Happy Cinco de Mayo! XO

Brian's Home Blog said...

Everyone is totally adorable, really adorable! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

catladymac said...

We hope your kitties got some extra treats for how patiently they withstood the sombreros !

Ruby Rose and the Big Little Angels 3 said...

Thanks for the lesson and I love the sombreo

John Bellen said...

Manny knows how to look with a sombrero; Bruce looks a bit frightened by it...

Loulou said...

LOVE those sombreros. And Texas used to be Tejas...until the States took it into their possession. LOVE that hubby who did so much delicate work. GRACIAS, hombre!

Three Chatty Cats said...

Everyone looks so festive in the hats!

Darla M Sands said...

Awww...

Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs said...

Wow, you actually got them all wearing hats...um...sombreros!