Cinco de Mayo isSpanish for "May 5th", or literally, "Five of May". The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's astonishing triumph over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The Mexican Army was greatly outnumbered by the French, who had also not lost a battle in over 50 years.
children participating in Kiddies Carnival (image courtesy http://www.newstube.tv/)
I'm not a Carnival person. I've never played mas, I seem to be immune to Carnival tabanca and the only fetes I’ve been to are the ones I had to cover for work. That’s not at all a judgment of Carnival but rather one of me. I’m lame that way.
Just look at that. CHRISTMAS. [Image: trinichow.com]
As sacrilegious as it is for a Trini to say, the Christmas season has always been my favourite time of year (so sue me, I was raised abroad). Not for any religious reasons, but because of the spirit of the season.