what do you think?
An opportunity to celebrate hispanics and their heritage
A marketing gimmick being pushed by Corona and other companies
what do you think?
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.
September 16th is the bigger holiday south of the border.
cinco de mayo is another st patricks day
except the irish are dumb micks
they have nothing in common.
should have made this public.
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England .
> In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiments scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico , which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York . This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico .
> But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York .
> The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.
> The people of Mexico , who were crazy about mayonnaise,
> and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.
> Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning,
> which they still observe to this day.
> The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th
> and is known, of course,
> Sinko de Mayo.
An excuse to get drunk during the week. No doubt.
Tortilla chips and margaritas. Do we really need anything else?
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
american mexican food is pretty bland and lame.
carona made it up
and im damn glad they did!
i dont remember when, but there chicano/chicana protests trying to abandon the corona/coors/budwiser advertisements for cinco de mayo...
how unimportant is cinco de mayo?
i can bet money that if a national poll was taken,
asking people what cinco de mayo represents,
a majority would say "their independence day"
are you joking?
Yes. But in all fairness I have no clue what Cinco De Mayo represents to Latinos and totally use it as an excuse to go out on a weekday. But at least I know it's bullshit.
i dont know the exact year, but i'll just say, way back in the day, after mexico had just won their independence from spain in a very long war (which mexico borrowed mass amount of money for britain), during the U.S. civil war, Britain felt that it was a good time to try and take over mexico by demanding to be repayed from all the money they lent mexico in the war, and mexico being a poor country wasnt able to pay it back so i think it was napoleon's nephew or something like that, who organized an army and sent them to invade mexico to the city of puebla, and as pretty much all of mexico new that puebla was the place where they would land, it was mexican citizens who were underdogs, fought the battle of puebla and astonishingly beat the british on may the fifth. it was a very memorable battle of citizen resistance.
over time as the celebration began to spread to the U.S., mexicans still unwealthy, took all the money that beer companies offered them to market cinco de mayo, and spreaded the wealth, but many mexicans said no and protested, and now i believe there is only 1 beer co. that still holds part of cinco de mayo as oppossed to 7 or whatever the number was
Thanks for the info, seandlr. Good to know what I'm toasting, and all along it was a just cause. Anytime someone sticks it to the British it ample reason for celebration in my book.
Cinco De Mayo and St. Patrick's day are pretty iffy excuses to drink. I happen to enjoy bring in the New Year with a party quite a bit, it's universal.