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Old 05-07-07, 09:54 AM   #1
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explanation of cinco de mayo from another forum

Most people don't know that back in 1912. Hellmann's Mayonnaise was
manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of
the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be
the next port of call for the great ship af ter its stop in New York. This
would have been the largest single shipment delivered to Mexico.

But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit
an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

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, which they still
observe to this day.

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of
course, as "Sinko de Mayo"

Hope this isn't a repost...


this is from a gsxr.com forum
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Old 05-07-07, 10:09 AM   #2
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you are late to our party. already posted in the cinco de mayo thread. sorry.
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