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    Happy Cinco de 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 to 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, 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. This National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th... and is known....of course....as....... Sinko de Mayo
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    Congratulations! That's the worst pun I've heard in a long time.

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    LOL oooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh LOL baaaaaaaaad but goooooooood!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelColey
    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 to 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, 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. This National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th... and is known....of course....as....... Sinko de Mayo
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    ahh, and Cinco de Mayo is right after International Star Wars day.

    May the 4th

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    Were you aware that Mother's Day falls on a very important holiday this year? May 14th is National Dance Like a Chicken Day. Hola!

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    I just got back from having several Margaritas and a couple of tequila shots to celebrate Mexican independance!

    You mean to tell me that now I have to go back to the bar and drink to the friggin ship!

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    Cinco de Mayo is often confused with Mexico's Independence Day. This is not the case, however.

    Independence Day in Mexico is celebrated on September 16 - the day that Mexico gained its independence from Spain in 1810.

    Cinqo de Mayo, on the other hand, is an entirely different holiday which commemorates the astounding victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May, 1862.

    Cinco De Mayo festivities in Mexico include colorful parades, bullfights, re-enactments of the 1862 battle, mariachi music, folk dancing, cultural festivals, dancing and feasts, and plenty of drinking. In the evening, there are spectacular firework displays and pinatas for the children. Throughout Mexico, members of the armed forces publicly swear their allegiance to the country on Cinco de Mayo, and Mexico's president traditionally delivers a speech from the National Palace in Mexico City on that day. Cinco de Mayo ends with the traditional shouts of Viva Mexico! Viva Juárez!
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    Cinco de Mayo, on the other hand, is an entirely different holiday which commemorates the astounding victory of the Mexican Army over the French at the Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May, 1862.





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