Cinco de Mayo

Did you know Cinco de Mayo commemorates the Mexican army’s highly unlikely victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War? This day is actually a minor holiday in Mexico. In the U.S. it has evolved as a greater celebration.

In Mexico, May 5th is a day like any other. It is not a federal holiday, so offices and stores remain open. However, traditions include military parades and other festive events.

Many confuse the day with a celebration of Mexican independence. Mexico declared their independence more than 50 years prior to the Battle of Puebla. Mexico’s Independence Day is commemorated on September 16.

In the United States, we commemorate Cinco de Mayo by celebrating the Mexican culture! Large festivities are held in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston.

If you can’t be near the celebrations, check out RoverTown for our special Cinco de Mayo discounts!

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School Days

 

In the spirit of another semester ending, we’re taking a trip down memory lane. Here are the top three memories that really ticked us off in grade school and made our memories even more enjoyable.

Indoor Recess
Come on, rain. Really? No swings, slides, four square, or kickball. Just sitting in an overcrowded classroom, attempting to play boring board games.

Reading Aloud in Class
Ah, the days where reading textbooks out loud in class was completely normal and feeling completely embarrassed as you stumble over the passage was very common. Key to not getting called on: Avoid eye contact at all costs!

Assigned Seats
Sitting next to your best friend was never an option, but sitting next to your secret crush, the class bully, or the smelly kid always seemed work out perfectly.

Now look at you; you’ve come so far from grade school days!

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