Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tortie Tuesday with Shelly

Hi, sweeties.....Thursday is Cinco de Mayo, which is a BIG celebration where we live.....we will be going to Houston to celebrate with Missy, KC, Faith, Sol, BJ and Smokey....we hope y'all will mark your calendars and attend their annual party also!!!!!!!

This will be my first Cinco de Mayo party!!!!!!!!!!  Before I was a feral and was too busy trying to stay safe to worry about partying!!!!!!!!!!!


Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n. It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States. While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

Cinco de Mayo is not a Mexican holiday—it is an American Civil War holiday, created spontaneously by Mexicans and Latinos living in California who supported the fragile cause of defending freedom and democracy during the first years of that bloody war between the states." Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day.


Love and snuggles,

Shelly





32 comments:

Mr Puddy said...

Sound like it's going to be be Awesome Fiesta Cinco de Mayo Pawty ! Ole ! Ole ! Shelly
xoxo

Sparkle said...

I am looking forward to Cinco de Mayo - I am hoping my human will bring home some Mezcal so I have a worm to eat!

Mr. Pip said...

Thanks for the history lesson. You are one smart, kitty. Have yourself some fun on Thursday!

Your pal, Pip

The Monkeys said...

Ah, the joys of having a home! We think it sounds like an awesome party and we will definitely attend!

Kea said...

Shelly, we'll be at the party, we're sure it's going to be a blast! We remember last year's...took us a long time to recover! You'll have a fab time!

-Fuzzy Tales

=^..^= said...

We never knew there was such a rich history behind a great party. Ole!

~Slash & Bronzy

Max the Quilt Cat said...

Shelley... thanks so much for that wonderful explanation of the holiday. I didn't know all that. Have a great celebration.

pawhugs, Max

Old Kitty said...

Thank you for the info about Cinqo the Mayo!!! What a great day to celebrate!!!

Yay!! Hugs to you lovely Sammy, Andy, Shelly and mum! take care
x

Schnauzer Days said...

That is really interesting, thank you! Anyone who beats the French have our vote definitely ;-), Enjoy your day and be proud, we're sure you are. Dex & Louis x

3 doxies said...

Oh Shelly, how exciting...your furst party!!!!!! Well dats just enuffs to celebrate and da fact you has a wonderful home!

We had no idea Cinco de Mayo was actually an American holiday! Mum nmust haves missed dat history lesson in school. Interesting.

Puddles

Hannah and Lucy said...

Thank you for telling us Cinqo de Mayo - we had no idea what it was - you are a very clever young ladycat Shelly.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Cat said...

Enjoy the party Shelly!

The Cat From Hell said...

Wow! Thanks for letting me know Shelly! Living in Canada, at our house, its an excuse to eat Mixican Food. Mommy even makes it for us pets!
Kisses
Nellie

Rene said...

Shelly, how exciting that you're going to celebrate your first party! We hope your brothers can enjoy it with you too.

rottrover said...

Boy Shelly! You learned a lot living out on the streets!!

Gentle Rottie Kisses!

The Paw Relations said...

Thank you for the information on Cinco de Mayo. Now we feel ready to party.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

There are always many celebrations that day. I try and celebrate with Latte as it is our anniversary and we hang out with a lot cats as well.

Madi and Mom said...

Shelly we hope your first Cinco de Mayo is filled with lots of fun, food and friends.
Hugs Madi

Admiral Hestorb said...

Oh Shelly, you are so beautiful and so smart too. I love how you can tell us things about an important holiday. I am telling mommy to stop telling you how much she loves you but I know she's going to do it anyway. Of course, she loves Sammy and Andy too. ALL of you look so good and so festive in your sombreros!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Shelly, yoo explained that beautifully. Fanks.

Brian said...

We're all looking forward to the pawty here!!!

♥I am Holly♥ said...

We hope all of you enjoy your party!! It sounds like fun! Lots of love, Holly and mom

TK and Squashies said...

Awww we can't waits until your first party, Shelly!
Love, TK and Squashies

Laila and Minchie said...

We love your header with your Cinco de Mayo hats! It's a big celebration here too as the Chicago area has a large Mexican population and lots of great Mexican restaurants.

ABBY said...

Shelly
We think you are going to have a fun time at the Cinco de Mayo party!


>^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^< >^..^<
Abby Ping Jinx Boo Gracie
purrin
xoxox
~ManxMnews

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Enjoy the pawty!!!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: And thanks fur the info too!

Cara n Crew said...

Shelly, we are glad you will be able to relax and enjoy the party this year! Thanks for all of the information about Cinco de Mayo - we didn't know all of that.

Pip,Smidgen, Minnie, and HOllie

The Island Cats said...

Oh we love KC's Cinco de Mayo parties!! We'll definitely be there!!

Phoenix said...

Your explaination is wonderful!

Angel and Kirby said...

THank you for explaining that. Our Mom knew but has friends that do not!

ML said...

Can Shelly come over and be mine Specshul Guest of Honor at mine partay tomorrow????
Love & Purrs,
KC

Anya said...

Oh oh what a history ;-)

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