Thursday, May 01, 2014

Cinco de Mayo…Sinko de Mayo at My Quality Time

MQTlogoa CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO………………………………………………………………

cinco1Not my photo (came in an email)

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Watch the video for history of Cinco de Mayo

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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. READ MORE

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“SINKO DE MAYO” THE UNTOLD STORY:::::::::

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Each Year On May 5th

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's Mayonnaise was Manufactured in England.  In fact,The Titanic was carrying 10,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico,which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.  This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico ...  But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.  The ship hit an iceberg and sank.

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The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.  Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5 and is known,of course, as - Sinko De Mayo.

cincogif  Have a great day….

MQTlogoa CELEBRATES CINCO DE MAYO………………………………………………………………

2 comments:

Linda Gross said...

We have no Mexican-American population in my hometown (that I know of). Cinco de Mayo is celebrated, though, by a race.

http://runthecinco.com/

This year's run will be held tomorrow, on the 3d of May. I have never attended this event. I didn't realize it was such a big deal, until I found the website :-)

Linda said...

Gro-o-an!