Cinco de Mayo

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  1. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Happy Cinco de Mayo! I don't have a clue what the holiday represents, but I use it to celebrate Mexican food. Yum.

    Who else on the PB is celebrating? And how?

    I'll be cooking on my discada tonight. Probably have some beers along with it, but I can't promise they'll be Mexican.
     
  2. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    Mexico defaulted on a debt to France, and a small French army sent to collect the debt was defeated.
     
  3. MLCOPE2

    MLCOPE2 Puritan Board Junior

    Margaritas and Tacos
     
  4. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    True as that may be, the French would have been smart to settle the debt in the form of black beans, guacamole, and blue corn tortillas.
     
  5. SolaGratia

    SolaGratia Puritan Board Junior

    Tim,

    The French had other plans than to collect debt from Mexico.

    For example, they wanted to provoke the U.S. knowing that the U.S. was in a civil war.

    The French were supported by the English, Spaniards, and the Pope, especially over against Protestantism, U.S. Democracy.

    Mexico was supported by the U.S. And at that time, the then president of Mexico was pro-U.S., pro-democratic, pro-liberty, against tyranny, against dictatorships, against popery.

    Not all in Mexico (both then and now) were happy with the outcome of the battle of Puebla (know as Cinco de Mayo). Some Mexicans (again, both then and now) wanted the French/Europe to remain in power in Mexico. They also wanted "Aristocratic Living" to remain in Mexico (like in Europe), for popery to control the people, for there to be a King or Emperor in Mexico. For instance, the French, the aristocrats both in Europe and in Mexico, and the Pope did managed to put a Emperor in Mexico.
     
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  6. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    I'm holy so I don't mix with worldly celebrations.

    :D
     
  7. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Not a very festive group. Booooo!

    I guess I'll be one of the few enjoying a Mexican feast today!
     
  8. jwithnell

    jwithnell Puritan Board Graduate

    I wonder how many people in Mexico City celebrate the Fourth of July?

    BTW, I'll eat Mexican food anytime : )
     
  9. AThornquist

    AThornquist Puritan Board Doctor

    Oh, and my employer has a Mexican food cookout every May 5, so that is what I ate today. In terms of going out of my way to eat something Mexican other than the free stuff at work . . . no. I simply don't care about May 5.
     
  10. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    The same as the number of people in Dublin, but that doesn't stop me from celebrating St. Patrick's Day. The origin of the holiday is not what's important--it's all about the celebration.
     
  11. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    Amen brother! I'm Irish so I definantly celebrate st. patty's, but tonight I guess I'm spanish with no plans really but all well.
     
  12. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    Daniel, I'm with you. Any reason to have a fiesta is okay with me! Now if you really want to party like a mexican, then a pinata is most neccessary.
     
  13. Montanablue

    Montanablue Puritan Board Doctor

    Margaritas with my friends after work! (I'm not sure they were actually margaritas since they were made in a hole in the wall Montana bar with some very dubious looking tequila, but I'll take what I can get...)

    I'll celebrate any holiday - why limit yourself to American ones. Any excuse to have good food and drink is fine with me!
     
  14. bill

    bill Puritan Board Freshman


    Sounds to me like the Mexican president should have sided with the south.
     
  15. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    Whenever someone asks me what I am having for any holiday I, being Irish, tell them the same joke I heard a while back: I'm going to have a traditional 7 course Irish meal....a potato and a six pack of beer!!! I'll just have corrona tonight to celebrate cinco de meyo!!!
     
  16. Caroline

    Caroline Puritan Board Sophomore

    Hmmmm ... cinco de mayo. My hubby was born and raised in Mexico, but for some reason, he doesn't celebrate it. He doesn't need an excuse to cook good awesome Mexican food, though. I'm a blessed woman!
     
  17. N. Eshelman

    N. Eshelman Puritan Board Senior

    I was downtown LA today with some friends (eating lunch at Philippe's Original)... there was quite the party downtown today for the 5th!
     
  18. Montanablue

    Montanablue Puritan Board Doctor


    So, I lived in Puebla (the city where the battle took place) for a while, and the impression I got was that Cinco de Mayo is very much a Puebla holiday, and not as popular in the rest of Mexico.

    But like you said, any excuse to cook Mexican food is a good one!
     
  19. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Did y'all have a good fiesta?

    My discada dish was delicious. And while I generally dislike Mexican beer, I kept it real with some Negra Modelo.
     
  20. au5t1n

    au5t1n Puritan Board Post-Graduate

    ¡Híjole! ¡Ahora tengo hambre!
     
  21. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    I drank some sangria.
     
  22. jwright82

    jwright82 Puritan Board Senior

    I love sangria, and from what I understand it is really easy to make at home.
     
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