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Origin of cinco de mayo

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  1. Barrelbulge(Fl)

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    Hellmann's Mayo

    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 condiment scheduled for delivery on May 5th 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, as Sinko De Mayo.

    And now you know where the name originated!
     
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    Buldge you funny
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

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    Unloader, enlighten Us... Your point is????
     
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    Hellmann's mayo was originally made in Holley, NY, not far from where I grew up. There is also a nice little trap club there.
     
  5. bocephus

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    unloader was referring to this.....

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  6. shot410ga

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    Very few people know it's Mexico's 4th of July. What does it mean: 5th of May.
     
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    Mexican independence day is September 16th, that is the day most like our July 4th. September 16th is a federal holiday in Mexico.

    Cinco de Mayo celebrates a victory over the French in the town of Puebla. Mexico had stopped paying its debts to european counties and France invaded Mexico to collect what it was owed. The holiday is celebrated in Puebla and is mostly unknown in the rest of Mexico. It is not a federal holiday in Mexico. It is a bigger deal in the US than it is in Mexico.
     
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    Tachyon, do you mean the mayonaise thing isn't true?? LOL. Bulge
     
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    David Crockett and Daniel Boone were hunkered down behind a wall at the Alamo. Crockett raises his head and looks over the wall and sees a thousand Mexicans coming their way.

    He turns back to Boone; “I didn’t know we were pouring concrete this afternoon.”
     
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