Aren't ethnic holidays fun?? Gives us an opportunity to expose ourselves to things outside of our daily lives. For instance - I've got a crockpot of pinto beans cooking right now. If it weren't Cinco Da Mayo I would probably have a crockpot of ..... oh wait, I planned the beans before I realized it was a mexican holiday. Yeah, like we never eat mexican/american food. I'd rather go to our favorite local Mexican joint to celebrate with a margarita being served to me. Budget wise that wouldn't be smart. Smart is a crockpot of pinto beans. Maybe I'll just blend up a crystal light with ice and pretend it's a margarita.