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LONGHAIR 05-04-2011 07:49 PM

Cinco de-Mayo...
 
What does Cinco de-Mayo mean??...Something with Mexico on the fifth of May...Anybody now??...or just another day to DRINK....

Gojubrian 05-04-2011 08:01 PM

Something Corona came up with in the seventies so people would drink more Corona. :D

Cinco De Mayo means 5th of May.

canebrake 05-04-2011 08:06 PM

Its a marketing ploy developed to get you to buy Corona beer.

Kinda like the whole glock pistol thingie.

oldcoptn46 05-04-2011 08:08 PM

According to the History Channel's website:
Cinco de Mayo—or the fifth of May—commemorates the Mexican army's 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). 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. Cinco de Mayo traditions include parades, mariachi music performances and street festivals in cities and towns across Mexico and the United States.

I didn't know either, thanks for asking, now we both learned something today:)

Cory2 05-04-2011 08:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 498486)
Its a marketing ploy developed to get you to buy Corona beer.

Kinda like the whole glock pistol thingie.

what "glock pistol thingie"?






nvm... i definately got my spanish holidays mixed up lol, cinco demayo is not related to the day of the dead :o

cpttango30 05-04-2011 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cory2 (Post 498490)
what "glock pistol thingie"?






Cinco demayo is the spanish tradition of celebrating the "day of the dead" not to be confused with halloween, but basicly they celebrate their lost ancestors or something like that, and traditionally wear masks and dance around and basicly party... Of course here in America it has been exploited and turned into a day to boost beer sales...which is fine with me
:cool:

Might I point you to a real source.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=active&q=Cinco+de+mayo&tbs=dfn:1&tbo=u&sa=X&ei=5qTBTfalLtK2tgfovvTFBQ&ved=0CCIQkQ4&biw=1680&bih=901
Cinco de Mayo

CINCO DE MAYO

Man you need to go take some history lessons.

Day of the Dead is celebrated from October 31st and November 2nd.

Day of the Dead in Mexico - Dia de los Muertos - Mexican Day of the Dead

Gojubrian 05-04-2011 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by canebrake (Post 498486)
Its a marketing ploy developed to get you to buy Corona beer.

Kinda like the whole glock pistol thingie.

No, canebrake has it right.

canebrake 05-04-2011 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cory2 (Post 498490)
what "glock pistol thingie"?

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...ticker-244.jpg

dnthmn2004 05-04-2011 08:39 PM

I like beer. And tequila. But not at the same time.

Dzscubie 05-04-2011 09:48 PM

Day of the dead is "Dia de los Muertos" and is also on October 31st.


Scubie


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