Happy Cinco De Mayo

May 5, 2010

I learned today that Cinco De Mayo is celebrated mostly in the Mexican province of Puebla AND the United States, but has little significance to most Mexicans.

Wikipedia says it’s “a voluntarily-observed holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862,” and “…the date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.” Now take that little history lesson to the bars and impress your friends!

In light of the spirit of the holiday, I’d like to recognize our crop of excellent photographers from south of the border. Here’s a sampling of their work:

Gregory Allen:

Yuri Benitez:

Jorge Betancourt:

Edgardo Contreras:

-Neil Binkley

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