What an amazing surprise...a parade has come to my front door (literally). The cinco de Mayo parade brought Mexican pride to the UWS with vibrate music, dancing and colorful costumes. A melting pot of cultures that you can immerse in and celebrate with is what makes New York especially great. Cinco de Mayo or El Día de la Batalla de Puebla commemorates the Mexican army's victory over the French during the battle of Puebla. This victory and day symbolizes unity and pride for the people of Puebla. La Batalla de Puebla is significant for two main reasons; 1) the Mexican army was outnumbered by almost double and still defeated a better equipped French army. 2) since the battle of Puebla in 1862 no other countries in the Americans has been invaded by a European military force. So while enjoying that delicious margarita and guacamole, remember the reason for your celebrating. Feliz 5 de Mayo!