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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


MyName 7 years ago

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

fabian_zimbabwe 7 years ago

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

Raider 7 years 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.

dogsandcats 7 years 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.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 7 years 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.

Andrew Reeves 7 years 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.

Clark Coan 7 years 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.

Flap Doodle 7 years 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.

CloveK 7 years ago

Thank you Py! Total buzzkills. Should be a beautiful day to sit outside and drink a margarita after work.

RoeDapple 7 years ago

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

independant1 7 years ago

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

Charlie Bannister 7 years 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.

RoeDapple 7 years ago

Watch for the black helicopters . . .

bolshavik_vw 7 years 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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