Hi everyone. Tonight is taco night. Feliz Cinco de Mayo. Peace Bos’un
Never will understand why the United States feels the need to celebrate a Mexican national holiday.
Because tacos and margaritas are yummy.
So Tacos and margaritas are to May 5th as a fruitcake is to December 25th?
It’s also why I avoid taverns on St. Patrick’s Day, fancy restaurants on New Year’s Eve, and Mexican restaurants on 5 May.
Only much better.
I agree LucyLou. It has been a long time
Very much better!!!
We dont. It’s not like it’s a national holiday here. There are some folks who happen to be of Mexican or latino heritage who happen to celebrate the day personally. And there are even some who aren of that heritage who choose to celebrate it for novelty purposes. Who cares?
We celebrate Christmas here, and that sure as hell didnt start in this country.
"For me, Sinko de Mayo is truly a day to celebrate.
Few people have come to know the “true” story of the origin of Sinko de Mayo. It is my pleasure to set the record straight.
A little known fact is that back in 1912, Hellmann’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 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 5 and is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
Go out on this day, grab a couple of slices of Wonderbread and a jar of Hellman’s mayonnaise and have a party. You know I will!"
From now on as far I’m concerned this is just day two of the Star Wars holiday.
May the 4th be with You and Revenge of the Fifth.
You got that right!
I celebrated with a hot and spicy chili.
You got it.
Both are yummy!
Hope everyone enjoyed their Cinco De Mayo. Beware the Revenge of the Sixth today.
Ironically, it’s not as popular an observance in Mexico
Yes they are. We enjoyed outdoor dining at our Mexican restaurant last night. Early bird gets the worm, because of limited seating.
Did you get the worm in the tequila?
I like that the Mexicans kicked the French rearends that day.
I didn’t imbibe. But my lovely wife enjoyed two margaritas.