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For those who celebrate Cinco de Mayo, can I wish you one without a fight breaking out?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (26821points) May 5th, 2015

For those who are south of the border (hope that is not s demeaning term. I don’t know if I can use Hispanic, Latino, or something in between) or those who celebrate Cinco de Mayo like you are south of the border, have a good one, and be safe, I can say that, right? This is for real, so, can we keep animosity at bay for a thread? This ain’t about illegal immigrants, human smuggling, border patrol or anything like that,

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ragingloli's avatar

There is a Mayonnaise holiday now?

gailcalled's avatar

A relatively minor holiday in Mexico, in the United States Cinco de Mayo has evolved into a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, particularly in areas with large Mexican-American populations.”

“Within Mexico, Cinco de Mayo is primarily observed in the state of Puebla,..t although other parts of the country also take part in the celebration. For many Mexicans, however, May 5 is a day like any other: It is not a federal holiday, so offices, banks and stores remain open

Many people outside Mexico mistakenly believe that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexican independence, which was declared more than 50 years before the Battle of Puebla . That event is commemorated on September 16, the anniversary of the revolutionary priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla’s famous “Grito de Dolores” (“Cry of Dolores”), a call to arms that amounted to a declaration of war against the Spanish colonial government in 1810.” Source

josie's avatar

I don’t celebrate it, any more than I celebrate Hanukkah.
And other than it is sort of a local celebration of a 19th Century military victory in one of the Mexican states, I am not sure why it is a big deal.
But I wasn’t there, so I don’t know.
I hope those who find meaning in it have a great time.

cookieman's avatar

Years ago, folks were planning a Cinco de Mayo party at work. Woman I worked with raises her hand and asks, “Now what day is that on?”

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Worked with a person that was born in Puebla, where it was a BIG thing. He got a kick of the “gringos” he worked with celebrating, when the other Mexicans he worked with at another job did not do anything.

Blondesjon's avatar

If one celebrates by drinking alcohol then I say, ¡Arriba, abajo, al centro, pa’ dentro!

rojo's avatar

i would appreciate, and not argue, it if you would wish my old dog a happy birthday on this Cinco de Mayo. He is 105 today. (that is 15 in peopleyears)

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^ Does he still smoke cigars and carouse with female dogs at that age like George Burns?
Happy Dog Days B-day dog whose name I do not know. :-D

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