Personally, I happen to love Mexican culture. I like everything from the art and music to the food – but especially the food. Taco Bell is my jam. Give me a beef quesarito and a beefy 5 layer (no beans and extra nacho cheese) with a large Mt. Dew Baha Blast and I’ll basically be the happiest guy on the face of the Earth.

Anyway, I digress – Cinco De Mayo is approaching rather quickly (May 5th.) If you’re one of the many people who aren’t familiar with this holiday - the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

There’s your history lesson for the day. Of course, in modern day America, we typically use the occasion simply to celebrate Mexican culture (and that means lots of tacos!) If you’re feeling festive and would like to celebrate Cinco De Mayo this year, you can swing by The Great River Regional Library (Melrose) on May 4th from 4 pm to 6 pm for an early celebration.

There will be music by a mariachi band along with children’s activities and food vendors (if you haven’t figured it out by now, that means tacos!) Don’t miss out. It sounds like a lot of fun.