I wondered what Cinco de Mayo is all about historically. So I checked it out on Wiki.
How has the commemoration of a battle where an out-numbered Mexican Army defeated an invading French expeditionary force in 1862 become another excuse for the consumption of massive quantities of alcohol in Arlington Virginia? This battle is only celebrated by Mexicans in the State of Puebla where it occurred.
This year the Cinco de Mayo pub crawl starts tomorrow afternoon and lasts until Monday night. Whomever stated that bars and restaurants are one of the two growth industries in Arlington, along with new and used vehicle sales, is correct. From my perspective, as a Lyon Village homeowner, bars and restaurants are THE growth industry in Arlington.
What happened to our County? Anything resembling a suburban quality of life is fast disappearing. What can we do about it?