cinco de mayo http://michiganradio.org en Origins of Cinco de Mayo http://michiganradio.org/post/origins-cinco-de-mayo <p>We were curious in the newsroom this morning, how did we come to celebrate Cinco de Mayo? A little digging gave me the answer...</p><p><em>&quot;I know I owe you money, but you&#39;re going to have to wait.&quot;</em></p><p>Imagine if the U.S. government declared to its debtors that it wasn&#39;t going to pay on its loans for two years.</p><p>Countries like China, Japan, and the United Kingdom probably wouldn&#39;t be too happy - they might even send warships to the U.S. coasts demanding their money.</p><p>O.k., totally far-fetched, I know. But similar events in the 1860s led to the celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Thu, 05 May 2011 15:02:44 +0000 Mark Brush 2361 at http://michiganradio.org Origins of Cinco de Mayo