Is calling Cinco de Mayo a Holiday Weekend.
The Brunswick News(6 posts)
Posted on May 4, 2013 - 08:28 AM #
May the 4th be with you today....... I don't think it is a holiday weekend for us.Posted on May 4, 2013 - 08:36 AM #
So, what are you eating on Cinco de Mayo?? I know a fellow having left overs from the 4th of May!!Posted on May 4, 2013 - 04:05 PM #
American foodPosted on May 4, 2013 - 06:38 PM #
Here is the true story of how this day came to be known. This is what the Brunswick News found out about this holiday.
Hellmann's Mayonnaise - a bit of history
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 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. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were extremely heartbroken at the loss.
Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning.
The National Day of Mourning occurs every year on May 5th. In Mexico, is is known as
Sinko de Mayo
.Posted on May 5, 2013 - 12:51 PM #
Thanks Hesteni....now we know.....I had not heard the story and am happy to share with the world.....Posted on May 5, 2013 - 01:28 PM #
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