May 5, 2012

Cinco de Derby Under The Full Moon

So many events are happening today it could make ones head explode.  First we have Cinco de mayo which is not really the Mexican Independence day everyone thinks it is.However, Cinco de Mayo is a date of great importance for the Mexican and Chicano communities. It marks the victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla. Although the Mexican army was eventually defeated, the "Batalla de Puebla" came to represent a symbol of Mexican unity and patriotism. With this victory, Mexico demonstrated to the world that Mexico and all of Latin America were willing to defend themselves of any foreign intervention. Especially those from imperialist states bent on world conquest. In the US, the "Batalla de Puebla" came to be known as "5 de Mayo" and many people wrongly equate it with Mexican Independence which was on September 16, 1810.People of Mexican descent in the United States celebrate this significant day by having parades, mariachi music, folkloric dancing, other types of festive activities, and of course Fashion. So stand next to the mariachi band in style and check out these Mexican and Chicano inspired fashions.
Let this Gold and Black Bracelet spice up your wrist

I love the bright colors on this paper cut mini

Paper cut dress by Robert Ryan

Second, we have the Kentucky Derby. Also referred to as :The Run of The Roses" or "The Most exciting two minutes in Sports". The classic American horse race, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest consecutively held Thoroughbred race in America. It is run annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.  The first Kentucky Derby was held May 17, 1875, before a crowd of 10,000 from around the city, state and surrounding areas. In that race, a field of 15 three-year-olds ran a 1.5 mile course which was won by H.P. McGrath's Aristides. Although the first Derby was held at 1.5 miles, the distance was changed to the current 1.25 miles in 1896. The fastest Derby was run by the legendary Secretariat, who covered the 1 1/4 miles in 1:59 2/5, the only Derby winner to finish under two minutes.
Here is a little bit of Kentucky Derby Language for you:
Mint Julep: The official Drink of the Derby

Burgoo: Meet Stew, the official meal of the derby
Millionaire's Row: The premium Seating area for the for the rich and famous
Triple Crown: A series of three races, the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, that is run yearly by a group of Thoroughbred horses.
The Derby Hat Parade: Takes place inside the Churchill Downs and refers to the sea of stylish and elegant hats worn by women and even men at the Derby
The Kentucky Derby Festival: A yearly 2 week series of events in Louisville starting with Thunder over Louisville and ending with the Kentucky Derby
The Infield: The flat area inside the track that hosts the largest Derby Party
 Now you are filled with the Facts and can go enjoy your Cinco de Derby parties fully loaded with all the essentials. Should you party late into the night today's third event is big and bright.

Third, super moon may. At 11:34pm, May 5th's full moon will reach perigee, the closest point to Earth in its elliptical pattern, and "only one minute later, the moon will line up with the Earth and the sun to become gloriously full."The moon will appear 14% larger than other full moons of 2012. So tonight try to catch a glimpse of the super moon just as its rising into the nights sky.
The Super Moon
Whether you will be rocking a sombrero or an equally festive derby chapeau today, hold your head high and and put your best foot forward.Cheers to a wonderful weekend!

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