as an arizonan, cinco de mayo is close to my heart–but it is even closer thanks to living in the historic mexican state where the holiday was born. last year i made pozole. this year, we kicked off the festivities with a sábado gigante — it happened to coincide with the opening day of boating season in seattle… so we got to watch the boat parade, wear our mexico shirts*, drink jarritos & sangria and eat chilaquiles. to top things off we found out a friend passed the bar, and another friend was getting baptized. it was definitely a ¡sábado gigante! to remember.
***we spend too much money here.