Friday, March 1, 2019


CULTURAL FESTIVALS ARE PART OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL

The BV is the only blog which does not approve racist statements against Mexicans or our ties to Mexico.  I grew up with endless cultural festivals from all over the world.  They always brought the community together regardless of your ethnic background.  This festivals were a reminder we are a society of mixed cultures.  It did not matter who was throwing the festival all ethnic groups showed up and had a good time.  This is our country at its best.

It is funny how Cinco de Mayo is a huge festival holiday in NY.  Pasty white anglos have big parties in celebration of the holiday.  There are endless parades.  Cinco de Mayo is embraced by the diverse culture of NY, and in fact the US.  It is sad Brownsville does not make it a major event.

AN UNUSUAL CULTURAL HISTORY

St. Patrick's day was not always universally accepted in NY.  When I was young on St. Patrick's day while Irish Catholics wore green those of us of British Protestant background wore orange in protest to the IRA.  It was tradition.  In time peace came the the British Isles and orange went by the way side and it became a big event.  As a kid you do not know about the politics and just follow tradition.

Charro days is a celebration of diversity and who we are.  Go have fun regardless of your heritage, because cultural diversity is part of the U.S's heritage.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Pasty white Anglos"? I don't think I recollect the word "pasty" ever used as a positive descriptor. I also think its interesting that you felt the need to define an Anglo's color anyway. I think I'm seeing some true colors here.

BobbyWC said...

bad use of word pasty, but it was for emphasis that it is not all Mexicans celebrating the holiday, although there are many fair skinned Mexicans

Bobby WC