Cptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1213 times:
Well, at least 05.05.05 won't come up for another hunnert years...
A college roomate once opined that Mexicans are the only people that know how to cook dirt and drink dead worms, but I have found that I am in love with true Mexican quisine and am lucky to have an "authentic" foodery not too far from the back-forty.
So, for the Cinco celebration, I wish all revellers a good time (partially a celebration of not eventually speaking French as a national language, no?) and stay safe and perpetuate a proud heritage.
Well good for you but show some respect. It is a very important holiday for us Mexicans and if you don't care, they you shouldn't be posting here.
Also, I forgot to mention in my earlier post that it is 5/05/05. We will not see this happen every again because it will another 1000 years before it occurs again! Historic event.
I would also like to mention the Holocaust remembrance. While myself or my family weren't directly affected, my thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were affected by this horrific event in history.
Airlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 5 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1190 times:
Well guess what, with Cinco De Mayo, came a huge racial fight at our school, we even got an ambulance and two fire trucks, how lucky we were. It was a very bad fight, would have been much worse had the paramedics and firemen not come and scared the shizzle out of everyone.
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14674 posts, RR: 62
Reply 17, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1066 times:
I just came back from a week of VE day memorial services in the Netherlands (I spent the week with Canadian WW2 veterans and our living history group). In the Netherlands 5th of May is Liberation Day, the day the German occupational army surrendered in 1945 and a big holiday. May 4th is rememberance day for all the the war dead, also a holiday.
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13049 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1053 times:
Quoting L-188 (Reply 16): the radio Jockey said that the holiday celebrates a Mexican Army defeat of the French Army at Pueblo.
Some of my Mexican friends said it was an uprising of Mexican farmers against the French. More of a minor battle than anything. But, Americans use it as an excuse to sell beer. Why not? I'm always up for a good party
Quoting MGA (Reply 22): You are from Holland and live in Tallahasee... What the hell are you celebrating? Corona Drinking day?
Well specifically from Brabant, not Holland, in the Netherlands... come on, all seriousness aside it was a good excuse to drink on Thursday night. And what is a Dutchman doing in TLH? Sometimes I ask that myself... only for one more year though!