Cinco de Mayo
Contributed by CW Burke
The fifth day in the month of May, also known as Cinco de Mayo to some, is not Mexico's Independence Day. Mexico's Independence Day is on the sixteenth day in the month of September, also known as dieciséis de septiembre. Cinco de Mayo is, however, the day in 1862 when the Mexican militia surprisingly defeated the French Army in the Battle of Puebla. It is now a holiday celebrated primarily in and around the city of Puebla, but also in other parts of Mexico and into certain areas here, in the United States.
Increasingly, Cinco de Mayo has been embraced as a day to honor and celebrate Mexican culture and revel. In Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, there is an annual sky-diving event on the fifth of May. In the Cayman Island, there is an annual air-guitar tournament which takes place every May 5th. In America, you will find some parades and even musical festivals on Cinco de Mayo, and you will certainly find food festivals Mexican beer drink-specials.
So why should you celebrate Cinco de Mayo? Well, for one, why not; it is an accepted day of revelry and all such days should be cherished and celebrated. Also? It's a party that celebrates Mexican Independence. No, not Independence Day, but an unlikely and hard-fought victory against French invasion. Cince de Mayo celebrates Mexican liberty and freedom, two of the highest American ideals. To celebrate Cinco de Mayo is to celebrate liberty, freedom, the belief in individuality and personal choice. So celebrate, and feel good about it.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with the Richmond Flying Squirrels!
The Richmond Flying Squirrels vs. the Altoona Curve on Wednesday, May 5th, Cinco De Mayo @ 7 PM! The first 2,000 fans 15 and older will receive a BBQ Mitt presented by Bill's Barbecue!
Tickets for Flying Squirrels home games can be purchased by going online to SquirrelsBaseball.com, calling (804) 359-FUNN, or by visiting the box office located at The Diamond.
2010 Flying Squirrels Individual Ticket Pricing:
Diamond Club (Lower-Level): $10.00
Silver Seating (Thursday - Sunday/Reserved): $8.00
Silver Seating (Monday - Wednesday/General Admission): $6.00
Gold Seating (General Admission): $6.00
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