A primer on 'Cinco de Mayo'

May 2, 2012 Full story: WTOP-FM Washington 79

In this May 5, 2011 file photo, Marylin Castillo dances in honor of the Cinco de Mayo celebration in Los Angeles.

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ahhhh yes

Albuquerque, NM

#1 May 3, 2012
Drinko de mayo, a day of louder than usual boomboxes blasting mariachi at 100db all day and drunken revelers. Just the different ethnic version of st paddys day, an excuse to get drunk. Hopefully the DWI checkpoints will be plentiful.
dpb

Lamar, CO

#2 May 3, 2012
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.(AP)- Cinco de Mayo has become a popular celebration throughout America, but it's an obscure holiday in Mexico.

Most Americans are unaware of its original ties the U.S. Civil War, links to abolition and promotion of civil rights for blacks.

Cinco de Mayo commemorates the 1862 Battle of Puebla between the victorious ragtag army of largely Mexican Indian soldiers against the invading French forces of Napoleon III.

David Hayes-Bautista, author of "El Cinco de Mayo: An American Tradition," said during the Gold Rush when thousands of Latinos came to California, the immigrants linked the battle to the Civil War since Napoleon III supported the Confederacy.

The first Cinco de Mayo celebrations had U.S. Civil War themes but changed over time. Today the holiday is heavily promoted by restaurants and beer companies.

Since: Oct 08

Dundas, Canada

#3 May 3, 2012
'Cinco de WhoGivesAFuck'

“US Navy”

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#4 May 3, 2012
just a guy i knew wrote:
'Cinco de WhoGivesAFuck'
All those who get flats or dodge the piles of broken glass from this travesty GaF!
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#5 May 3, 2012
on the bright side maybe the low riders will change from bass only rap to accordian and guitar music for a day.
Mexican

Denver, CO

#6 May 3, 2012
Im going to cruise through the white neighborhoods in my lowrider blaring my gangsta rap with my gat. If the pale peeps have a problem with my flag I will throw tacos at their heads. Viva la Mexico!!!!!!
fourth of July

Los Alamos, NM

#7 May 4, 2012
ahhhh yes wrote:
Drinko de mayo, a day of louder than usual boomboxes blasting mariachi at 100db all day and drunken revelers. Just the different ethnic version of st paddys day, an excuse to get drunk. Hopefully the DWI checkpoints will be plentiful.
It's in honor of the Rev Benito Juarez started, and he was an anti-Catholic church socialist.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#8 May 4, 2012
yeah, the catholic church sux...I love cinco de mayo!...course it is my wedding anniversary so I have good reason to love it...
Passive Observer

AOL

#9 May 4, 2012
Mexican wrote:
Im going to cruise through the white neighborhoods in my lowrider blaring my gangsta rap with my gat. If the pale peeps have a problem with my flag I will throw tacos at their heads. Viva la Mexico!!!!!!
A real Mexican wouldn't write or say: "Viva la Mexico", but Viva Mexico, or maybe Viva la Raza, Viva la Patria, etc.

“Down in the Bayou”

Since: Apr 08

Vancleave Mississippi

#10 May 5, 2012
viva la who gives a shit....

Since: May 12

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#11 May 5, 2012
Viva Mexico!!!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!!!!!!
OMG

Omaha, NE

#12 May 5, 2012
ILuvMexMen25 wrote:
Viva Mexico!!!!! Happy Cinco de Mayo everyone!!!!!!!
I'll bet you've had your share of Mexican Men, haven't you?

Since: May 12

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#13 May 5, 2012
OMG wrote:
<quoted text>I'll bet you've had your share of Mexican Men, haven't you?
OMG not as many as your wife has behind your back:)

Since: Oct 11

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#14 May 5, 2012
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. 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 New York City.

The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today. It is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
lolol

Albuquerque, NM

#15 May 5, 2012
-Lugnut- wrote:
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. 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 New York City.
The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today. It is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
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if it all spoiled then it would be stinko de mayo
To Each Man His Due

AOL

#16 May 5, 2012
Don't make fun of Cinco de Mayo. It has a lot in common with March 17 (St. Patrick's Day). On St. Patrick's Day, a segment of the population celebrates the SNAKES being driven out of Ireland. On Cinco de Mayo, another segment of the population celebrates the FROGS being driven out of Mexico.
From a member one of the sister Celtic Nations.

Since: May 12

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#17 May 5, 2012
-Lugnut- wrote:
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellman's mayonnaise was manufactured in England. 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 New York City.

The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today. It is known, of course, as Sinko de Mayo.
lol
lolol

Las Cruces, NM

#18 May 5, 2012
To Each Man His Due wrote:
Don't make fun of Cinco de Mayo. It has a lot in common with March 17 (St. Patrick's Day). On St. Patrick's Day, a segment of the population celebrates the SNAKES being driven out of Ireland. On Cinco de Mayo, another segment of the population celebrates the FROGS being driven out of Mexico.
From a member one of the sister Celtic Nations.
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amen, to each his own reptile !

Since: Oct 08

Dundas, Canada

#19 May 5, 2012
I wonder how many 'bait cars' are cops going to have to use this time.

Since: May 12

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#20 May 5, 2012
just a guy i knew wrote:
I wonder how many 'bait cars' are cops going to have to use this time.
lol thats an entertaining show but doesn't represent the entire mexican race.

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