March 31st is César Chávez Day. Another Hispanic holiday, and people don't know what to do. After all, there's already Cinco de Mayo when Amercianos drink margaritas and eat nachos. I think a basic difference is that El Cinco is about Mexico, while C.C. Day is Chicano.
So, what do we do besides another variation on drunken-mariachi-karaoke-'till-you-puke?
Maybe we should celebrate Chicano culture.
A good place to do that is Latinopia.com. It's fast becoming the online place to learn about Latino culture -- and that includes Chicano culture.
You can find out about that mysterious word, Aztlán:
Learn about the origins of Chicano Art:
And see some excellent examples:
Hear and learn about the music of Aztlán:
And of course, there's the mouth-watering food:
I think we have the makings of some great celebrations and good times here, amigos!