Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo!

Battle of Puebla
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

A bit of Cinco de Mayo History:
Cinco de Mayo is celebrated in certain regions of Mexico (particularly near Puebla) and has become a very popular holiday in the U.S.  It commemorates the unlikely victory of the Mexican Army against French forces in Puebla, Mexico at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1892.  Check out the full history here.

A bit of Cinco de Mayo Humor:

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, 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.

WHAT  ???   You expected something educational from me?
You need a shot of Tequila!  Happy Cinco de Mayo!!

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Amber Pierce-Schulz is the Broker/Owner of Mayan Riviera Properties, specializing in Puerto Morelos Real Estate and Puerto Morelos Vacation Rentals. We are members of AMPI and Federally Certified Realtors.