You have to love America. Where else do we use other nation’s national holidays as an excuse to drink?
Surely, most folks here could not care less about the independence day in Mexico, but it’s a great excuse to drink Corona Beer and Chips and Salsa.
Same with St. Patrick’s Day. Another excuse to drink.
Same with Oktoberfest. A Bavarian holiday used here as an excuse to try out new beer.
Can’t say the same with the French and Bastille Day. Partying with wine and cheese may be the thing in Mid Town Manhattan and Central Park West, but it’s not going to get folks out to their taverns in the Bronx or Queens. But Cinco de Mayo will.
Why Mexico? Well, everyone likes spicy food and beer; why else. But why quit there. I suggest some additional holidays:
Celebrate Canada Day by Drinking Moosehead Beer, ay.
On Australia Day (1/26) we can drink Fosters Beer and eat Shrimp, mate.
On Feb. 6 we can celebrate Bob Marley’s Birthday by smoking a spliff or by drinking Red Stripe (although I think that beer taste like swill — sorry folks)
and on January 8 (which should be a national holiday) — Elvis’ Birthday, we can celebrate by drinking Bud, eating Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, while listening to Elvis songs.
Can you think of any other drinking holidays we should adopt?
On a serious note, the day Cuba is really free, we can add that date as Cuban Liberation Day and celebrate it like no other holiday.
See you out in the field infidels.
UPDATE: Guess what infidels, May 5 is a holiday in Holland as today is also the celebration of the 1945 capitulation of German forces in World War II. So we can drink for the Dutch today too. Instead of Corona, raise your Heineken and let’s celebrate the liberation of Holland from the Nazis. A more significant day in history I think, no?