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 Seguín 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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