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KeiselPower99 05-05-2009 10:05 PM

May 5th
 
Ok I refuse to fall into this Mexican independence day bs like the rest of America. They dont celebrate ours so why should I care about theirs. And to put this out there Corona beer sucks.

tony hipchest 05-05-2009 10:54 PM

Re: May 5th
 
what the hell are you talkin about?

cinco de mayo isnt even a big deal here in NEW mexico. :confused:

my advice to you is to quit watching corona commercials.

SteelMember 05-06-2009 08:27 AM

Re: May 5th
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KeiselPower99 (Post 602289)
Ok I refuse to fall into this Mexican independence day bs like the rest of America. They dont celebrate ours so why should I care about theirs. And to put this out there Corona beer sucks.

Actually, it's not Mexican Independance Day, although many may think that.
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During the French-Mexican War, a poorly supplied and outnumbered Mexican army under General Ignacio Zaragoza defeats a French army attempting to capture Puebla de Los Angeles, a small town in east-central Mexico. Victory at the Battle of Puebla represented a great moral victory for the Mexican government, symbolizing the country's ability to defend its sovereignty against threat by a powerful foreign nation.

In 1861, the liberal Mexican Benito Juarez became president of a country in financial ruin, and he was forced to default on his debts to European governments. In response, France, Britain, and Spain sent naval forces to Veracruz to demand reimbursement. Britain and Spain negotiated with Mexico and withdrew, but France, ruled by Napoleon III, decided to use the opportunity to carve a dependent empire out of Mexican territory. Late in 1861, a well-armed French fleet stormed Veracruz, landing a large French force and driving President Juarez and his government into retreat.

Certain that French victory would come swiftly in Mexico, 6,000 French troops under General Charles Latrille de Lorencez set out to attack Puebla de Los Angeles. From his new headquarters in the north, Juarez rounded up a rag-tag force of loyal men and sent them to Puebla. Led by Texas-born General Zaragoza, the 2,000 Mexicans fortified the town and prepared for the French assault. On the fifth of May, 1862, Lorencez drew his army, well-provisioned and supported by heavy artillery, before the city of Puebla and began their assault from the north. The battle lasted from daybreak to early evening, and when the French finally retreated they had lost nearly 500 soldiers to the fewer than 100 Mexicans killed.

Although not a major strategic victory in the overall war against the French, Zaragoza's victory at Puebla tightened Mexican resistance, and six years later France withdrew. The same year, Austrian Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, who had been installed as emperor of Mexico by Napoleon in 1864, was captured and executed by Juarez' forces. Puebla de Los Angeles, the site of Zaragoza's historic victory, was renamed Puebla de Zaragoza in honor of the general. Today, Mexicans celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla as Cinco de Mayo, a national holiday in Mexico.
Not arguing against your feeling, but rather the information. :thumbsup:
I don't think many non-Mexican heritage Americans celebrate it as a holiday as much as a drinking excuse. Kinda like St. Patrick's day. :noidea:

As for the Corona...why do you think they need to put fruit in it. :chuckle:

http://www.history.com/content/mexico/cinco-de-mayo

klick81 05-06-2009 11:16 AM

Re: May 5th
 
I just love laughing at these ignorant posts. Makes for a good morning!

Dino 6 Rings 05-06-2009 11:38 AM

Re: May 5th
 
I'm going to start celebrating the Five of Four like our new President!

Happy Cinco de Cuatro everyone!

fansince'76 05-06-2009 11:42 AM

Re: May 5th
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tony hipchest (Post 602305)
inco de mayo isnt even a big deal here in NEW mexico. :confused:

Not a big deal here in Denver either. A bunch of people in lowriders will be cruising Federal Boulevard like they do every year, but that's about it.

KeiselPower99 05-06-2009 04:54 PM

Re: May 5th
 
Thanks for giving me the real info on it. I was basically mad because everyone sees it as another day to get drunk.

SteelersinCA 05-06-2009 04:57 PM

Re: May 5th
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by KeiselPower99 (Post 602644)
Thanks for giving me the real info on it. I was basically mad because everyone sees it as another day to get drunk.

What's wrong with getting drunk? :flap::drink:


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