05 May 2008

Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo fun facts maybe you didn't know:
  • It is Spanish for "Fifth of May."

  • It commemorates an initial victory of Mexican forces led by General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguin over French forces in the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.

  • A common misconception in the United States is that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico's Independence Day. In fact, Mexico's Independence Day is September 16.

Past holiday greetings:

2007: Hey ABC, I'm available to do Dancing with the Stars next season (with Julianne Hough please.)

2006: Most people don't know this is what "Cinco de Mayo" really means in Spanish.

2005: I bet you didn't know I've met President Bush. Actually twice.


two forks said...

i pick the fifth of the five... his glasses are dreamy!

Yaj said...

If you put two of your greetings together you would come up with the truth of this holiday. It seems that Mexicans really like mayonnaise. It is little known, but the Titanic was scheduled to make the largest delivery of mayonnaise ever made to Mexico. They commissioned the huge ship because they had heard it was unsinkable. Unfortunately, as we all know, and to the horror of all Mexico, the Titanic sank on April 12. To commemorate this sad event, Mexico began a holiday tradition called "Sinko de Mayo," drowning their sorrows in beer. Why they celebrate it on the fifth of May is beyond me.