See, contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day --that happens in September and is hardly known about in the United States (leave it alone, Budwieser, you too Coke! "No hay que buscarle mangas al chaleco!").
Interesting fact: since the original Cinco de Mayo, no country in the Americas has been invaded by Europeans (unless you count the Beatles in the Mid-60s). So, crank up Jimmy Buffet's "Pina Colada" on the stereo, microwave your Spam-flavored flour tortilla chips, and wash it all down with an ice-cold cherry Fanta! What better way to say, "Close enough, we're American!"?
Or better yet, how about trying to make your abuela proud, and download some authetic Mexican music from great artists like, Luis Miguel? Here's just a few of his hits: "Me Gustas Tal Como Eres", "Un Sol", "Ya Nunca Mais", "La Incodicional", Cuando Calienta El Sol", "Ahora Te Puedes Marchar"," La Media Vuelta" and "Yo Que No Vivo Sin Ti." The dude's like Mexico's Lady Gaga, except with bigger production value! Or how about setting the mood by printing out one of Deigo Rivera's many famous and beautiful murals from your color printer? Try hanging it up in your cubicle and if your boss gives you attitude, tell 'em next year it'll be portraits of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata! That'll cool his gazpacho but quick!
For our part, we have gathered together our favorite characters to help celebrate this important event with you. Our bird-brained "psychick" knows more about the holiday than may first appear. For an earful of slaughtered Spanish that's sure to have you snickering, check our famous flight attendant's take on the Mexican holiday. Whichever cards you choose to send, or whoever you choose to send them to, here's wishing you a big "Felicidades" to you and yours on this trans-cultural holiday. Que bueno!sign up for a free trial account here, to send unlimited free eCards for 10 days!