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    Feliz Cinco de Mayo
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    Happy 5th of May :-)

    This is one of the few holidays we don't normally celebrate. In fact, Gerardo had to go to his j*b. :-(
    Quite a few neighbors had parties on May 1st (Labor day).

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    Happy CINCO DE MAYO!!!! ok now i gotta sit at work for 8 hours lol and not celebrate.

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    I heard that nobody really celebrates 5 de Mayo in Mexico.
    How did it become known as a Mexican holiday on this side of the border? Is it just a product of marketing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonn
    I heard that nobody really celebrates 5 de Mayo in Mexico.
    How did it become known as a Mexican holiday on this side of the border? Is it just a product of marketing?
    Jason
    I suppose someone here celebrates it, I just don't know who

    Normally we celebrate Independence day(el grito) September 15 & 16 (actual day), Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on November 2, Christmas on December 25th, Valentines day (Feb. 14? but also for friendship), and Mother's Day on May 10th. New Years Eve is normally a good party time too. Most people don't work on Thursday or Friday of Holy Week (Semana Santa) and will often take the entire week for a vacation.

    We have plenty of other holidays and regional events, but most other holidays aren't really "celebrated" unless someone is just looking for an excuse to have a party.

    No turkey day.. sorry. We in a sense have a Halloween. Many children between Nov 1 and Nov 4 will wear Halloween costumes and ask for money on the street during the day. ( I suppose after school or anytime on the 2nd).

    While it isn't really a "celebration" on December 12th many people go to the Basilica de Guadaulpe as a pilgrimage. It is a very important religious site in Distrito Federal. I personally avoid it on that day since the crowds are unbearable.

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    I like to celebrate 5 de Mayo. Excuse to eat good food, drink and be merry. Also reminds me of when I was a little girl and we used to put on a Baile Folklorico performance at the grammer school and local Park. Fun Times.
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    Many people in Puebla celebrate it, in the DF mostly in the Zona Rosa for the tourists and of course in the vacation spots where they sell $1 coronas As Christopher says El Grito is a much much more celebratory event in Mexico, maybe it is commercialization for Mexican products world wide - nothing wrong with that - I was Hecho en Mexico también
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    Happy Cinco de Mayo to Peggy and all others who celebrate it

    Happy May 5th to lostdeviant

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    Have a -y Purple May 5th (or 5th of May) Purplebear!

    Quote Originally Posted by purplebear
    Happy Cinco de Mayo to Peggy and all others who celebrate it

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    Purple Bear,

    Gracias. We should be having a Margarita on the rocks with salt
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostdeviant
    I suppose someone here celebrates it, I just don't know who

    Normally we celebrate Independence day(el grito) September 15 & 16 (actual day), Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) on November 2, Christmas on December 25th, Valentines day (Feb. 14? but also for friendship), and Mother's Day on May 10th. New Years Eve is normally a good party time too. Most people don't work on Thursday or Friday of Holy Week (Semana Santa) and will often take the entire week for a vacation.

    We have plenty of other holidays and regional events, but most other holidays aren't really "celebrated" unless someone is just looking for an excuse to have a party.

    No turkey day.. sorry. We in a sense have a Halloween. Many children between Nov 1 and Nov 4 will wear Halloween costumes and ask for money on the street during the day. ( I suppose after school or anytime on the 2nd).

    While it isn't really a "celebration" on December 12th many people go to the Basilica de Guadaulpe as a pilgrimage. It is a very important religious site in Distrito Federal. I personally avoid it on that day since the crowds are unbearable.
    Interesting! I didn't know that!

    Guess another commercialized celebration. Well as affiliate marketers, we can't complain can we?

    I am planning a big Cinco de Mayo party for the teachers at my kids' school on Thursday. Should be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladidah
    I am planning a big Cinco de Mayo party for the teachers at my kids' school on Thursday. Should be fun!
    A 5th of May party on the 7th of May? That sounds like fun. I just hope no one confuses the schedule..

    It makes me think of people who have "Halloween" parties here in November :-)

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    Felicidades!

    Cinco de Mayo party not over yet...........


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    Any reason to celebrate is a good one. Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostdeviant
    A 5th of May party on the 7th of May? That sounds like fun. I just hope no one confuses the schedule..

    It makes me think of people who have "Halloween" parties here in November :-)
    Hehe, yeah we have to go by the teachers' schedule with multiple fieldtrips, test dates, etc. where finally everyone is free. At least there is a party, but no cerveza!

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