It’s Cinco de Mayo once again and no doubt the residents of 49 states will be partying down like they’re celebrating Mexican Independence Day, even though that happened on an entirely different date. For most of America the fifth of May is sort of like the two-month anniversary of St. Patrick’s day thrown by another nationality. They have no idea what the holiday’s significance is, they just know that after work there’ll be a happy hour at the local Mexican restaurant with specials on tequila shots, Margaritas and Coronas. If they think with enough foresight, they’ll even order some nachos to coat their stomach, so as to avoid vomiting all over their co-workers and friends.
In years past this tradition was adhered to by residents of all 50 states, but thanks to the new immigration bill signed into law by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, we imagine the celebration of Mexico’s 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla will take an entirely new form in the Grand Canyon State (or as they’re calling it now America’s Modern Home of Intense Heat and Legalized Racism).
The controversy fresh on the brains of both the local governments and the inhabitants, here are some ways this year’s festivities might differ from that of previous years: