Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) is not a federal holiday but a voluntary holiday that is observed in Mexico.
Cinco de Mayo commemorates the victory of the Mexican army over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.
Soldiers and civilians who gave their lives in the battle are remembered with Parades, and in Mexico City actors recreate the battle of Puebla.
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In the USA Cinco de Mayo is a day to drink tequila and Corona, but the true meaning falls by the wayside. Think of those who died fighting for freedom in Mexico and end your day with a hearty "Viva Mexico!"
You can find tons of festive recipes for salsa, nachos and Jalapeno Popper Dip at the recipe tips website. You can find healthy alternatives at the Huff Post site. Try something new to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.
Then, check out the Super Moon from a great vantage point tonight. Watching the Super Moon coming over the horizon, as I did last year on March 19, is awesome.
Moonrise is officially at 7:43 p.m., but make sure you are at your favorite moon gazing spot at least 10 minutes early so you don't miss it, since the moon appears much bigger as it is coming over the horizon or using other earthly objects as a back drop.
The Full Moon Phase is at 11:35 p.m. NASA has a Super Moon video up on YouTube.
I have a special interest in this year's Super Moon as it may be the best time to see if my Korean Sapsaree's hair takes on a blue hue under the moonlight so I can report back to the Orange school children that she and I meet with every month.