Monday, July 25, 2011

Pioneer Day, made in Utah.

Today is a state holiday in Utah to commemorate the arrival of Brigham Young and the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley on July 24, 1847. Many businesses observe the event and there's a huge parade going in Salt Lake that we've never been to, plus fireworks and firecrackers that keep us up at night.

To us, it's another day and I like to call it “Cinco de Momo,” a play on words based on “Cinco de Mayo” (5th of May), that commemorates the victory of the Mexican Militia over the French Army at the battle of Puebla in 1862. “Momo” of course, stands for Mormons. Why did the expelled religious group picked Utah when they fled Missouri? Because they had no where else to go and they could have as well ended up in Las Vegas or in Boise, Idaho, but that was pretty much on the Oregon Trail and you might call it fate, but I won't dwell into that subject on this all-important state celebration!

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