Monday, May 5, 2008

Feliz Cinco de Mayo



What kind of a Mexican girl would I be if I didn't point out that today is Cinco de Mayo. The funny thing is that I have always thought of this as an American holiday, because in Mexico it isn't as big of a deal. People there actually celebrate September 16th, because that is Mexico's independence day. Despite that, I do like the extra attention to Mexican heritage on this day. I wanted to share this video of Mexico's all-time biggest icon, Pedro Infante. I grew up watching black and white, Spanish movies with my family, and no other actor/singer was ever as important as Pedro Infante.
The scene depicts a long time Mexican tradition of serenading a lucky girl, while standing outside her window. As a little girl I always dreamed of someone serenading me, but unfortunately; there aren't too many wandering mariachis around :(

5 comments:

In(side) the Loop said...

Happy May 5th!!

{this is glamorous} said...

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Carolina! How lovely it would be to be serenaded by a wandering mariachi :)

Carolina Eclectic said...

Thanks so much, ladies. I hope you had fun too.

Mélanie said...

I would love to hear Mariacci but I guess nobody wants to sing me the serenade

Carolina Eclectic said...

Hi Melanie, I see you understand how I feel.