Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

Even though Mother's Day is just around the corner, you may have forgotten that Cinco de Mayo is this Saturday, giving you another reason to celebrate.

I thought you might need a little history lesson on why May 5th is so important. No it is not Mexico's Day of Independence. That is on September 16th. Actually, Cinco de Mayo is a national holiday in Mexico (also widely celebrated in the States), commemorating the victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over the French occupational forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

It is a great day to drink some margaritas and eat some great food with friends...oh wait, I do that every weekend! So this weekend, yes I will still enjoy a good margarita on the rocks.--Salt?--Yes, please...But it might be fun to try something new. Upperwestfest, running from April 28th-May 20th, is having a Cinco de Mayo Dance Celebration this Saturday from 1pm to 3pm at the Ballet Hispanico studios here in NYC. Get a glimpse at the fantastic classes they offer, ranging from Spanish dance to ballet and contemporary. At 3-3:30pm the school's pre-professional dance ensembles perform. Then at 3:30pm free Latin dance lessons (yes I said FREE) prepare everyone for a Latin Dance party to show off newly acquired moves.

So to inspire you to get up and dance, here is a picture which I altered slightly. Do you notice what shoes she is wearing? I will definitely be wearing my angelas out. A lot of our spring line has a Mexicana feel, so you may want to bailar in your farylrobins!

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