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Saturday’s scene: pull up a chair

2012/05/05by Donna Hull

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Cancun beach

Happy Cinco de Mayo. How will you be celebrating? Alan and I like the idea of pulling up a lounge chair close to the turquoise water on a Cancun Beach. This particular beach fronts the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. After a day of celebrating with margaritas and guacamole, we might just splurge with a dessert of Nutella quesadillas.

But will the residents of Cancun be celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Possibly not. According to a Wall Street Journal article, Cinco de Mayo is celebrated regionally in the state of Puebla, located in East-Central Mexico, to commemorate an 1862 victory over the French. It is NOT Mexican Independence Day, which is held on September 16. Instead, Cinco de Mayo is mostly an American celebration recognizing Mexican heritage and pride, dating back to Civil War Days. It was made official by a proclamation initiated by Congress and approved by the President on June 7, 2005.

Would you celebrate Cinco de Mayo on a Cancun Beach? Post a comment to let us know your boomer plans. This year, Alan and I will be sipping our margaritas in Montana.

Disclosure: My Cancun travel experience was provided by Marriott Resorts.

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A boomer travel and lifestyle authority who is exploring the world one activity at a time. Besides writing and publishing My Itchy Travel Feet, she also writes about boomer travel for My Well-Being Powered by Humana, Make It Missoula and is the author of New Mexico Backroads Weekend Adventure.

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