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Cinco de Mayo

by Shannon Daly

This blog is supposed to be Stapleton specific, but I can’t help myself when it comes to Cinco de Mayo!  Even though there aren’t any Stapleton events scheduled to celebrate the holiday, the fact that Denver’s celebration, the weekend of May 3-4, is the biggest in the country, is enough to make me go ‘rogue’ and write this piece.

Cinco de Mayo has special significance for me for a couple different reasons.  First, my oldest was born on 5/5.  Her birthday was supposed to be 5/4, but that’s a WHOLE other blog.  Oddly enough, she doesn’t like Mexican food much, but I think that’s because she can’t tolerate any heat in her food.  We’re working on that, believe me.  Secondly, Mexican food is a staple in my life.  Wait…THERE you go!  ‘Staple.’ I just made this blog relevant to the neighborhood. Yay me.

If I could, I would eat Mexican food for every meal of every day.  I am probably the most pale, freckly faced wanna be latino you’ve ever met, and I am not a very good cook so I don’t make it as much as I’d like to have it, which is probably a good thing.  So anytime I have a pass to eat Mexican food, I’m psyched!

I mentioned previously that Denver has the biggest Cinco De Mayo celebration in the country, so it would be a shame to miss it.  If you have some time on Saturday May 3, and Sunday May 4, head down to the Civic Center.  All the events are free, and they have tons of things to do and see, especially the chihuahua races…I mean…who wants to miss that?  Bring your money purse if you want to partake in the amazing food offered from many of the city’s finest Mexican food restaurants, or if you’re interested in buying a souvenir from the day. You can find out everything you want to know about the event, and more, including the history of the holiday at  Hope to see you there!

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