The New Version of the Annual 5th of May Show
By very special request, I have sat down to talk about why Cinco de Mayo is the most American Holiday – on one of the most American days – there could be.
Our story begins with a simple question: Why exactly were the French fighting in Mexico in 1862?
When you understand how we got to that moment, when the French thought that they could use Mexico as a tool for international intrigue, the complicated relationship between the US, our “friends” the French and our neighbor Mexico one can begin to see that when the 5th of May rolls around, there’s more reason for Americans to celebrate than you might think.
So… let’s take a trip back in time and talk about the 5th of May, 1862…