Are You in the Know About Cinco de Mayo?

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First, some interesting history compliments of Wikipedia…

“Cinco de Mayo (Siŋko ðe Maʝo “Fifth of May”) is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862” Wikipedia

“A 2007 UCLA Newsroom article notes that, “the holiday, which has been celebrated in California continuously since 1863, is virtually ignored in Mexico.” TIME magazine reports that “Cinco de Mayo started to come into vogue in 1940s America during the rise of the Chicano Movement.” The holiday crossed over from California into the rest of the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but did not gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it. It grew in popularity and evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, first in areas with large Mexican-American populations, like Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston and San Jose.” Wikipedia

At Thrift Town, We love celebrating Mexican culture and heritage. The history and heritage, the colors, the chips, the spice, the margaritas!  Cheers to this popular Mexican cultural holiday we Americans love to celebrate. We have loads of items that can spice up your celebration.

Look for authentic fiesta dresses, Mexican heritage books, colorful clothing, table linens, margarita glasses, fun guacamole bowls, cookbooks, sombreros and hola… You have yourself a spicy fiesta that will make you feel like you’re south of the border. See photos below for some Cinco de Mayo inspiration.

Best Guacamole bowl ever! To make the best guacamole keep it simple. RECIPE:  Mash up with a fork perfectly ripe avocado(s), (finely dice a shallot and jalapeno) gently mix all ingredients along with freshly squeezed lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Sprinkle a little chipotle powder on top. Serve immediately with crisp tortilla chips. Yum!




Taco bout cute!

This beautiful sombrero was spotted in San Leandro last week. It’s truly a work of art.



I am the art director and marketing manager for Thrift Town. I have worked for Thrift Town for just about twenty years and I'm passionate about thrift, decorating, entertaining, crafting and, of course Thrift Town.

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