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Metro PCS w Slater 5-13-17

Cinco de Mayo: Five things you didn’t know

Cinco de Mayo is upon us. Many will be celebrating the holiday with margaritas and Mexican food.

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Here are five facts about the Mexican holiday that you can use to impress your friends:

1) Despite a common misconception, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The holiday celebrates the  Battle of Puebla , where, against all odds, the Mexicans made a stand against an invading French army in 1862.

2) Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the United States than it is in Mexico, with the exception of the city of Puebla. Mexico holds more of a celebration on its  Independence Day, September 16, than it does on Cinco de Mayo.

3) The holiday means big business for the avocado industry. The  California Avocado Commission says that Americans consume around 81 million avocados during Cinco de Mayo.

4) Chandler, Arizona, has a unique way of celebrating Cinco de Mayo. It hosts a Chihuahua race every year.

>>  Quiz: How much do you know about Cinco de Mayo?

5) The 2010 U.S. Census estimates that about 31.8 million U.S. residents are of Mexican origin. The largest concentration of Mexican-Americans is in Los Angeles, the city that holds the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in the U.S.

Beer Merica Details

  • What: Beer ‘Merica - 3rd Annual Craft Beer Festival
  • When: Saturday, May 20th 2017 at 3pm
  • Where: Gaston Edwards Park - 1236 N. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, Beer-Merica will feature unlimited samples of 100 craft brews, all from the good ole U-S-o-f-A, May 20th, lakeside in the park at Ivanhoe Village with live music, food trucks, and MORE! Beer Merica is brought to you by City Beverages and Orlando Weekly. Tickets and more info can be found at Beer Merica benefits the Camaraderie Foundation.

Cowboys 4-27-17

Solar eclipse stamp changes from eclipsed sun to full moon

To commemorate the total solar eclipse over the US in August, the U.S. Postal Service is releasing a landmark stamp that does something no other stamp can.

The Total Solar Eclipse Forever stamp, which will be issued June 20, changes when you touch it from an image of the eclipsed sun to one of the full moon.

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On August 21, the moon will slip between the sun and Earth, casting a shadow that will create the first full solar eclipse over the U.S. in 38 years.

In a swath of the country from South Carolina to Oregon, darkness will reign in the middle of the day for a full two minutes and 40 seconds, beginning at 1:25 p.m. in the Eastern time zone.

>> Related: Time running out to get reservations for the total solar eclipse in US

The solar eclipse stamp image is a photograph taken by astrophysicist Fred Espenak, aka Mr. Eclipse, of Portal, AZ, that shows a total solar eclipse seen from Jalu, Libya, on March 29, 2006.

Thermochromic ink makes the stamp work. Using the heat of your finger, the image will reveal an underlying image of the moon, which Espenak also took. The image reverts back to the eclipse once it cools.

>> Related: Rare total solar eclipse visible from America in August 

Thermochromic inks are vulnerable to UV light and should be kept out of direct sunlight as much as possible to preserve this special effect. To help ensure longevity, the Postal Service will be offering a special envelope to hold and protect the stamp pane for a nominal fee.

The back of the stamp will have a map of the eclipse path.

Read more here. 

Bud Light Cowboys Orlando 4-20-17

Cinco De Mayo Patio Party

  • What: 4Rivers’ Cinco De Mayo Patio Party
  • When: Friday May 5th from 5pm-Close
  • Where: 1600 W Fairbanks Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789

4Rivers gives you their smokehouse spin on traditional Mexican food! It is all you can eat for $20! Featuring beer by Deadly Sins Brewing, Margaritas, Live Music by Casey Brents, and provisions from Tamale Co!

To RSVP click HERE

Cheering for Caitlin

  • What: The 4th Annual Cheering for Caitlin 5K and Festival
  • Where: Oviedo on the Park (299 Center Lake Ln, Oviedo, FL 32765)
  • When: Sunday May 7th, 2017. 5K starting at 8am

Help support pediatric brain tumor research and join the 4th Annual Cheering for Caitlin 5K and Festival! The 5K begins at 8am followed by a festival of activities such as bounce houses, scavenger hunts, and the splash pad! A live DJ will be on site along with food trucks!

To register or for more information click HERE

Ladies Night Cowboys 4-14-17

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