Mask mandates are going the way of the dodo, and it is about time. Texas and Mississippi have done away with their mask mandates a while back. Florida has not had a mask mandate for almost the entire pandemic. Louisiana just loosened up its mask mandate, leaving the choice up to cities and parishes. It is a breath of fresh air…pun intended.
Southern folk don’t take too kindly to governments telling us what to do. You ain’t my momma! People have been confined for too long and they are understandably angry. I guess it’s a good thing that we have one hell of a party holiday on the horizon, Cinco de Mayo! We NEED to get out of the house, stretch our legs, shake our booties, imbibe in some delicious tacos, and drink until your heart’s content. You know, blow off some steam the fun way!
Not everyone wants to go to a bar or a restaurant though. It can be a bit overcrowded with a bunch of grouchy people who are trying to beat their grumps into submission with tacos and tequila. I have a great idea! Have a block party! Section off a part of your street, get some loud music playing, get some tacos catered, and party the night away!
While block parties are fun and can be crazy, someone is going to have to consider the restroom situation. I know. I know. Porta potties don’t exactly scream fiesta but having somewhere for people to answer nature’s call is important. Our special event porta potty rental is ideal for 1-day or weekend events like Cinco de Mayo. We would drop it off the day before the event, and we would pick it up the day after. No fuss. No muss. Quick and clean! Speaking of clean, if you are eating finger foods like tacos with a bunch of other people, you will want to make sure your hands are squeaky clean. Our hand wash stations and our hand sanitizer stands make that super simple and very easy to manage. Nobody likes bathroom hands digging into a plate of communal tacos. Gross.
Partying and fun aside, not many people know about the history of Cinco de Mayo. Most people think it has something to do with the Alamo or Mexico’s Independence Day. It’s not. What this beloved Mexican holiday celebrates is the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. General Ignacio Zaragoza led his men to victory against the larger French force and significantly boosted the morale of the Mexican army. Unfortunately, this moral boost was short-lived as Zaragoza died a few months later because of an illness and France defeated the Mexican army in a second battle. Mexico City fell soon after.
Remember that when you are raising your glasses and partying on May 5th, you are doing so in honor of those brave men. You are doing so in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza.