Celebrate a fun and safe Cinco De Mayo

Published on May 3, 2024 in Press Releases

This week is a time for celebration, graduation is around the corner, and Cinco De Mayo is Sunday. This holiday is to commemorate the date of the Mexican Army 1862 victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Because of this victory, Cinco De Mayo has turned into a day of celebration for many across North America.

Since Cinco De Mayo is seen as a time to celebrate, and since we are noble gentlemen, we need to be mindful of how we present ourselves if you decide to partake in festivities.

  • Brothers, pay close attention to your attire for this year’s celebrations, as what may not seem offensive to you could be perceived differently by others.
  • If you plan on drinking, do so responsibly.
  • Before embarking on your evening, ensure you have a plan to return home safely, whether it’s designating a driver, calling an Uber, Lyft, or taxi.
  • If opting for ride-sharing services, input your destination into your phone and share it with your brothers and friends to ensure multiple people are aware.
  • Know your limits; what might be manageable for your best friend could be too much for you. Remember, one bottle or can of beer does not equate to the same alcohol content as a mixed drink or cocktail.
  • Lastly, under no circumstances should you get into a vehicle with an intoxicated driver. Seek alternative transportation and alert the authorities immediately if necessary.

For those interested in delving deeper into the history, traditions, and context of Cinco De Mayo, USA Today, along with history.com are great sites to visit.