Monday, May 5, 2008

Happy "Cinco de Mayo!"

The Wiki says:

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "5th of May") is primarily a regional and not an obligatory federal holiday in Mexico. The holiday commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza SeguĂ­n over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The date is observed in the United States and other locations around the world as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.

A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day; Mexico's Independence Day is actually September 16 (dieciséis de septiembre in Spanish), which is the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.

The ByteMonkey says:

Cinco de Mayo is the Alcoholic-American's celebration of having five jars of mayonnaise . . . some chicks named Tequila and Margarita are involved . . . where? . . . hey . . . what? . . . stupid dog? . . . GET OFF MY LAWN . . .trying to steal my mayo . . . i'm trying to sleep here . . . where's my churro??? . . . arggggh!!!!

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