"Sinko de Mayo"

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    #1 Njaco, May 5, 2013
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    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 and this would have been the largest single shipment delivered to Mexico. Sadly, as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York but hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was lost forever. The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss and 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".

    Happy "Sinko de Mayo"!!!

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    Chris, Much Grass, for the info. I always thought the Cinco was the Bismarks sister ship
     

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    The truly funny thing about it is it's more of an "American" holiday than Mexican.
     
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    'I always thought the Cinco was the Bismarks sister ship'

    That was the pocket battleship Von Sunk'
     
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    I find that hard to cink in!
     
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    Mayo and Ortega Chilis................. tuna and some chopped pickles and lettuce sandwich.... Happy 5th of May!
     
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    'Mayo and Ortega Chilis................. tuna and some chopped pickles and lettuce sandwich...'

    Swiftly followed by a good glug of Gaviscon :)
     
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    No way!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mayo and canned tuna, a tablespoon of Ortega chopped chilis and some chopped pickles, a chink of iceburg lettuce! Makes a great sandwich!
     
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    I will attest to that and give you witness....Amen!!!
     
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    We always just referred to it as !Cinco de Drinko!

    !Una mas por favor!
     
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    'No way!!!!!!!!!!!
    Mayo and canned tuna, a tablespoon of Ortega chopped chilis and some chopped pickles, a chink of iceburg lettuce! Makes a great sandwich! '

    I'm sure its lovely Bill....the thought of pickles and chillis may be a step too far for my English tum...
    Paaaaaarph... pardon moi.
     
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    chiles AND pickles... have to try that.
     
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    Just want to bump this thread in honor of the day tomorrow. :)
     
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    Interestingly, the Argentinian aircraft carrier that took part in the Falklands war, or turned back the day the General Belgrano got sunk and didn't take part was called ARA Veintecinco de Mayo or 25 May. 25 May is a national holiday commemorating the May Revolution in Argentina. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Revolution

    The ARA General Belgrano was also sinko de Mayo - on 2 May 1982. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARA_General_Belgrano

    God, we are butchering the Spanish language...
     
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    Isn't it the Mayo Day, one month after The International Bacon Day?
     
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