Feliz Cinco de Mayo a Todos!
Heritage Canada announced yesterday that the fifth day of may will officially be recognized as a National holiday in Canada as of next year.
The holiday, usually know by it’s Spanish name cinco de mayo, was until now usually only celebrated in the Chicano communities of the southern United States but a Heritage Canada memo leaked to the press detailed how the Canadian government now wished to recognize the event as a milestone of Canadian history:
“Cinco de mayo is a holiday that commemorates the defeat of the French governor of Mexico Maximillien in 1867 and the end of any significant French Colonial presence in North America. As such, it is the final chapter of the birth of modern Canada initiated by General Wolfe in Québec City.”
A Heritage Canada spokesman who wished to remain anonymous declared explained the new philosophy in the department: “Well, ever since the Canadian governement decided that the 400th anniversary of Québec City was a commemoration of the birth of Canada, a country founded in 1867, we understood that celebrations of Canadian pride did not have to be limited to actual historical facts.”
The official said there were also plans to celebrate the 4th of july as a Canadian holiday in the near future. The American declaration of independence is the de facto birth of Canada as, well… not the United States, explained the official.