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#1 Posted on 5.5.05 0855.34
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Just out of curiousity, I'm wondering how widespread celebration of Cinco de Mayo is. Obviously, being in Texas, it's really big here. But, I was wondering if it was as big further to the north. Is it pretty widespread? Or, is it just used by Mexican restaurants to try and pump up sales? Or, is it neither of the above?

Contrary to widespread belief, it's NOT Mexican Independence Day (Sept. 16). Rather, it's when the Mexicans defeated the invading French army, lead by Napoleon III, at the Battle of Puebla. Interestingly enough, it's bigger here in Texas (and probably California, Arizona, New Mexico) than in Mexico (except for Puebla).
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#2 Posted on 5.5.05 0900.36
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As a guy who is a "Theme Drinker," I always celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

It's Corona and Sol today...mint juleps on Saturday.

(edited by Bullitt on 5.5.05 1325)
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#3 Posted on 5.5.05 0931.47
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    Originally posted by Corajudo
    Just out of curiousity, I'm wondering how widespread celebration of Cinco de Mayo is... I was wondering if it was as big further to the north. Is it pretty widespread? Or, is it just used by Mexican restaurants to try and pump up sales?


I got an email from a group of friends encompassing all types of nationalities saying the following:

"On St. Patrick's day we're all Irish, so for Cinco de Mayo we might as well all be Mexican!
We're getting together for Happy Hour & (insert non-Mexican bar/restaurant here) at 7:00, hope to see you there".

So basically, any excuse for New Yorkers to go out & drink, is a widespread celebration!! :-)
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#4 Posted on 5.5.05 0937.12
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Yea, there's a South Florida Sun-Sentinel story (ChiTrib) pointing out, if not explaining, that phenenomen


    "We were going to close early but we just had so many [Anglos] coming in all day," said Martinez, who grew up along the U.S. Mexican border but has spent the last 32 years in Florida. "I couldn't believe how busy we were so finally I just asked them: `I didn't know you [Anglos] celebrate Cinco de Mayo?' And they all said yes, it was a good excuse to party and drink beer."


There's a lucha show in Chicago tonight, and one in Detroit this weekend.
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#5 Posted on 5.5.05 0943.15
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We've got nothing around here. (Cleveland)
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#6 Posted on 5.5.05 1002.37
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Through marketing, I can see it getting as big as St.Patrick's Day, to the point where there will be lineups outside bars and Best Buy flyers telling us to take advantage of the "Cinco de Mayo week sale".
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#7 Posted on 5.5.05 1025.35
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Don't forget that it is also the National Day of Prayer.
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#8 Posted on 5.5.05 1030.59
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And Karl Marx's birthday!!
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#9 Posted on 5.5.05 1100.39
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While way up here in Cape Breton we don't celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I plan on starting tonight! Also has anybody looked at the date? 05/05/05!
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#10 Posted on 5.5.05 1105.09
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Here in Kansas, there are celebrations all over. Serves a great purpose of getting us WASPs to better understand Hispanic heritage and the foods pretty good too.
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#11 Posted on 5.5.05 1132.13
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    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    Yea, there's a South Florida Sun-Sentinel story (ChiTrib) pointing out, if not explaining, that phenenomen


      "We were going to close early but we just had so many [Anglos] coming in all day," said Martinez, who grew up along the U.S. Mexican border but has spent the last 32 years in Florida. "I couldn't believe how busy we were so finally I just asked them: `I didn't know you [Anglos] celebrate Cinco de Mayo?' And they all said yes, it was a good excuse to party and drink beer."


    There's a lucha show in Chicago tonight, and one in Detroit this weekend.


LUCHA VAVOOM! (luchavavoom.com)

It's got Psicosis and Rey Misterio Sr.!
It's got half-naked ladies!
It's got the voice of Spongebob!

I'll be there tonight.
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#12 Posted on 5.5.05 1144.32
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Within 20 years it will be bigger than St. Patrick's day, and for all of the wrong reasons.

Mexicans tend to be ambivalent about this holiday (those in Mexico) but people here market it pretty hard. This is going to be ridden harder than Christmas in the next 20 years as Latinos make up a larger portion of the population.

I'm all for embracing Latino traditions, but lets actually pick one to celebrate instead of this one. Still, this is the one they can market, so its the one we will get.
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#13 Posted on 5.5.05 1215.40
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    Originally posted by Bullitt
    As a guy who is a "Theme Drinker," I always celebrate Cinco de Mayo.


For Bullitt's next theme - it's Tuesday!! Let's drink!
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#14 Posted on 5.5.05 1406.46
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    Originally posted by pieman
      Originally posted by Bullitt
      As a guy who is a "Theme Drinker," I always celebrate Cinco de Mayo.


    For Bullitt's next theme - it's Tuesday!! Let's drink!


Pieman's behind the times. Here in the South we've been celebrating Tuesday for YEARS.

Tequila for everyone!

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#15 Posted on 5.5.05 1428.34
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I have to admit that this city has a few periods of drunkenness:

-The Christmas/New Year's period
-St. Patrick's Day/Week
-Stampede Week
-Any/All Playoff Games for any sports team

Cinco de Mayo isn't quite as big here as it could be.
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#16 Posted on 5.5.05 1542.47
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    Originally posted by canucklover
    And Karl Marx's birthday!!


And Yom Hashoah, at least once the sun sets.
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#17 Posted on 5.5.05 1605.38
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    Originally posted by Shem the Penman
      Originally posted by canucklover
      And Karl Marx's birthday!!


    And Yom Hashoah, at least once the sun sets.


According to no less an authority than my Sports Illustrated-golf themed desk calendar, today is also "Holocaust Remembrance Day".
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#18 Posted on 5.5.05 1628.23
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    Originally posted by JayJayDean
      Originally posted by Shem the Penman
        Originally posted by canucklover
        And Karl Marx's birthday!!


      And Yom Hashoah, at least once the sun sets.


    According to no less an authority than my Sports Illustrated-golf themed desk calendar, today is also "Holocaust Remembrance Day".


Yom Hashoah is Holocaust Remembrance Day. (Shoah being the Hebrew term for the Holocaust.)
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#19 Posted on 5.5.05 1628.55
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#20 Posted on 5.5.05 1631.43
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I was gonna say "you guys can stop any time," but obviously you can't, so I'm closing this thread.

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