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Will you celebrate Cinco de Mayo?

Response Percent Votes
No, I don’t care
 
55% 286
Yes, with Mexican food and a margarita
 
27% 140
No, I don’t have time
 
10% 53
Yes, I’m planning (or attending) a big fiesta
 
6% 33
Total 512

Comments

bolshavik_vw 2 years, 11 months ago

Of course I will celebrate it, It has been a Holiday that I have enjoyed for years. I ate so much Mexican food growing up. We ate almost more Mexican than other types. It is a tradition that is more than eating some fake Mexican Food at Taco Bell. I know it was not a great day in Mexican History. Although all of us who are European Spanish, do not have a Holiday here in the US for us, so we take this one a long with everyone else.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 11 months ago

Killjoy or not, Raider is correct.

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autie 2 years, 11 months ago

I don't need no reason to drink tequila. Which is not a bad idea..me and momma likes to settle into a bottle of Cuevero every now and again. Asides, you mean to tell me that a Mexican army beat a French army in a battle? At that time the French fielded some of the most elite and well euipped troops in the western world. So much for history, my stinky cheese, thin pancake eating ancestors got their asses handed to them. So, by all means, pass me a shot glass.

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BABBOY 2 years, 11 months ago

Nope.

I am not sure why I would being born here, with my mother and father being born here and so on.

No issue with those with connections making the day relevant but I have none.....

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LJ Whirled 2 years, 11 months ago

My Observance Plan --- I'll imagine that Lecompton is Juarez, to Perry as El Paso, and will attempt to cross the Kaw undetected into Jeff County, there to perform menial labor for low pay, and perhaps obtain some free medical care.

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Charlie Bannister 2 years, 11 months ago

Celebrate a day about a country that is renowned for not being able to control their murderous drug cartels or raise their own masses out of poverty to keep them from flooding our borders with illegals? No thanks, think I'll pass.

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independant1 2 years, 11 months ago

Y'all plumb missed May Day. I went to a raucous May Day party on April 22.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 11 months ago

That comes on the 8th this year, right? I know I'll be drinkin' that day . . .

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Pywacket 2 years, 11 months ago

Raider and Quivira Trail..... what a couple of killjoys. Whatever the significance of the date, the margaritas taste just as good and what's wrong with a little celebration once in a while? Especially a low-stress one, where nobody's expecting gifts or cards, the weather is nice, nobody expects you to dress up, etc. What's not to enjoy?

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 11 months ago

Not so much for mayo. I'll take some stone-ground German mustard, if you'd be so good.

BTW, imagine the chaos if every country had a holiday for every battle they'd won against the French. Nothing would ever get done in Germany.

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Clark Coan 2 years, 11 months ago

It's a ridiculous holiday that's not even celebrated much in Mexico (except for the State of Pueblo). It celebrates the winning one single battle over the French in 1862 but the Mexicans lost the war and were occupied by the French.

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blue73harley 2 years, 11 months ago

In that case, I think I will have some American fries with my day old margaritas.

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Dispersant 2 years, 11 months ago

From Wiki:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.[2][3] It is celebrated primarily in the state of Puebla and in the United States.[4][5][6][7] While Cinco de Mayo sees limited significance in Mexico itself, the date is observed nationwide mostly in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.[8] Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico's Independence Day,[9] the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

Not a Corona holiday; neither Mexican Independence day (which is Sept. 16th). I would think the American "France Haters" would love this holiday.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 11 months ago

YES!! It is my 67th birthday!

Viva El Cinco De Mayo!!

It is also celebrated in Japan as "Boys Day". Japanese families celebrate by flying large paper carp (fish) one for each male child in the house.

And yes, there is also a Girl's day. I do not remember the date.

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blue73harley 2 years, 11 months ago

I am taking off work Friday so I will be celebrating Seis de Mayo.

Does anyone offer specials on day old margaritas?

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dogsandcats 2 years, 11 months ago

I don't need an excuse for Mexican food and margaritas, but I will not partake on May 5, opting instead for a less crowded day.

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Raider 2 years, 11 months ago

No. It's holiday designed by Corona to boost sales in the US> most "whities" think it's Mexican independence day, which is not the case. It's not hardly even celebrated in Mexico. It cracks me up the way some people carry on, and have no idea what they're even celebrating. And of course my Latino buddies just smile and take their money, laughing all the way.

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fabian_zimbabwe 2 years, 11 months ago

Actually, I prefer Cuatro de Mayo...anniversary of my first date with my wife. Cheers!

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bootlegger 2 years, 11 months ago

Yes; i be eatin at Taco Bell...................

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MyName 2 years, 11 months ago

Maybe, I've been craving some Chipotle and haven't been there in awhile. OTOH, maybe not.

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