Cinco de Mayo Inspirations
Cinco de Mayo doesn’t celebrate Mexico’s independence. That’s actually September 16, which also happens to be my birthday. I only know this fact because my dear Mexican friend, Libett, has hammered that into my head since we met twenty years ago. In fact, my birthday cards from her always wish me a Happy Mexican Independence Day as well. While Cinco de Mayo does commemorate the unlikely Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, it has mostly become an excuse for gringos to drink margaritas at Chevy’s.
With that history lesson out of the way, this gringa certainly loves these Mexican-inspired (some a bit more authentic than others) vintage items: