Hello all you gorgeous Hattingdonians! It’s fiesta time. And here’s why. It’s the Fifth of May — Cinco de Mayo. Of course, you all know what this is. As you can see, Hattingdon has donned her Fiesta hat. ¡Vámonos de fiesta!
About Cinco de Mayo
Did you know . . . ?
• Cinco de Mayo, (Spanish: “Fifth of May”), also called Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, holiday celebrated in parts of Mexico and the United States.
• When in 1861 Mexico declared a temporary moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts, English, Spanish, and French troops invaded the country. By April 1862 the English and Spanish had withdrawn, but the French, with the support of wealthy landowners, remained in an attempt to establish a monarchy under Maximilian of Austria and to curb U.S. power in North America.
• The date commemorates an outnumbered — 2,000 to 6,000 — Mexican army’s 1862 victory over the French forces of Napoleon III. at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War.
• A Texan led those outnumbered troops in Puebla. Ignacio Zaragoza SeguÍn, a 33-year-old officer from the Goliad area, was Mexico’s minister of war and navy and was assigned to lead the Army of the East and the defense of Puebla.
• The U.S. has celebrated Cinco de Mayo since the end of the Franco-Mexico and U.S. civil wars.
• In the beginning, Latinos in California and the other parts of the U.S. celebrated Cinco de Mayo with parades in which people dressed in Civil War uniforms and gave speeches on the Battle of Puebla.
• The date is embraced more generally in the same way as other ethnic celebrations such as St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras and Octoberfest.
• Cinco de Mayo isn’t Mexico’s Independence Day. Mexico’s equivalent of the Fourth of July is 16 de Septiembre (September 16). In many parts of Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is a work day.
Time again for more Gram-Me Awards. Here are the top five performing Hattingdon® hat designs on Instagram (@hattingdon) for May 2018 plus one!
There were so many wonderful hats in May. Most unusually we had ties for 2nd and 4th place. We separated them by taking into consideration overall audience reach and participation such as the number of comments etc.
Because of the popularity of one particular hat introduced at the very end of the month for the Royal Wedding — which was just pipped at the post for the Top Five — we are awarding it an Honourable Mention.
You know the one. We named it in honour of the bride.
Jackie / English Flag Shades
Tudor Rose Ballcap
Whitney Safari Hat
Drum roll please . . . !
Jenny Rose Slice
So fun! And more fun ahead with Royal Ascot which is always a hatpallooza!
What do you think of the winners? One of our very favourites got squeezed out. Sigh.
Hugs and kisses until next we meet!
P.S. Hattingdon is on a long, much deserved holiday. She’ll be back blogging here about that and more soon. In the meantime she seems to be on DND! xoxoxo
Hey out there my darling band of merry followers. I am out and about going hither and yon and all that sort of stuff. I didn’t think I would miss blogging but I do. I will be catching you all up about my travels soon.
In the meantime, I thought I would pop in from my holidays to say happy National Doughnut Day. National Doughnut Day is celebrated the first Friday of June. This year it happens to fall on June 1st.
Believe it or not, I have a doughnut hat. Ha ha!
Isn’t it divine? I giggle every time I catch my reflection somewhere. I am in New York. I wonder what the natives will think when they get a load of this hat.
It’s pretty and pink and I love it. I would have preferred an orange carrot cake one but don’t tell you know who. She’s very, very touchy about such things. Snort!
Pssst! Forgot. It’s June which means we need to the the Gram-Me Awards for May. See you again here real soon.
Squeeeeee! It’s not too late is it to celebrate National Limerick Day? In our hemisphere it isn’t anyway, so here goes. Ha, ha….!
THERE ONCE WAS A HORSE CALLED HATTINGDON
There once was a horse called Hattingdon.
Who loved wearing hats and having fun.
She wears them all day
To flirt and at play,
Then sleeps in them when day is done.
I’m wearing my Irish inspired top hat cause the limerick is historically associated with Ireland, but . . .
Observed annually on May 12, National Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of English artist, illustrator, author and poet Edward Lear (May 12, 1812 – Jan. 29, 1888).
Lear is known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry, prose and limericks.
National Limerick Day also celebrates the limerick poem. Limerick poems were popularized by Edward Lear’s book “Book of Nonsense” in 1846.
Here’s one of Mr. Lear’s limericks:
THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY
By Edward Lear
There was a Young Lady whose chin
Resembled the point of a pin;
So she had it made sharp, and purchased a harp,
And played several tunes with her chin.
How old are Limericks and where did Irish Limericks originate? Why are there so many Irish Limericks? What is the connection with Ireland?
The rhyme that we refer to as a limerick originated as far back as the 14th century and were extremely popular in both England and Ireland. Irish Limericks are poems and a form of poetry which rhymes. Irish Limericks are simple and short and easy for even kids and children to write or compose.
THERE WAS AN OLD PERSON OF BRAY
There was an old person of Bray,
Who sang through the whole of the day
To his ducks and his pigs, whom he fed upon figs,
That valuable person of Bray.
We will start with the original Anita multi turban and work our way through to the exciting TXFX turbans. You know what TXFX is…. textured special effects!
Are you ready?
Which are you favourites? All of them right?
We are featuring each of these on Instagram tagged #turbantuesday beginning with the bright blue turban which we just posted. Watch for them at instragram.com/hattingdon. If you are not on Instagram you can still see them online at the link just provided.
Love you bunches forever and ever and back again. Come back soon!
P.S. Now things have quieted down a bit I can leave for my European holiday which I will be writing about here real soon. ♥ ♥ ♥