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what is 5 de Mayo....LOL

Posted by on May. 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment 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 delievered 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, as Sinko de Mayo.

by on May. 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM
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GOBryan
by Member on May. 5, 2012 at 3:20 PM

According to a Mexican at work, it's a day to party and nothing else because the 1862 Battle happened in August or something. No where near the date. She states that they don't even celebrate 5 de Mayo. 

JeannetteG
by Jeannette-AZ/Mex on May. 5, 2012 at 4:26 PM
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Quoting GOBryan:

According to a Mexican at work, it's a day to party and nothing else because the 1862 Battle happened in August or something. No where near the date. She states that they don't even celebrate 5 de Mayo. 

I've also heard this, us Mexican-Americans just use it as an excuse to drink Margaritas and eat LOTS of Mexican food.

ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on May. 5, 2012 at 6:24 PM
LMAO!!!!!!
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manifer_momma
by Virginia on May. 5, 2012 at 7:48 PM
Lol!
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Mari6443
by Marissa-Puerto Rico on May. 5, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Lol!!!
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RainyRain
by Reyna on May. 6, 2012 at 12:29 AM
LOLOL!!!
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JCTVCBN
by Marina-Tex-Mex on May. 6, 2012 at 1:12 PM

 

Interesting

karladiego
by Karla on May. 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

We were actually discussing with thubby about this yesterday...I told him Cinco de Mayo is the equivalent of a hispanic St. Patrick's Day, when everybody is hispanic and drink like on the other one everybody is Irish and drink LOL. He said: Yep, pretty much.

TXbornmama
by on May. 7, 2012 at 6:08 AM

Funny 

Amada
by Gina on May. 7, 2012 at 11:14 PM
Hate to disagree with your friend but it really is a commemoration of a battle that took place on May 5, 1862. It was a precursor to Maximilian of Hapsburg becoming the emperor of Mexico.


Quoting GOBryan:

According to a Mexican at work, it's a day to party and nothing else because the 1862 Battle happened in August or something. No where near the date. She states that they don't even celebrate 5 de Mayo. 


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