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maxxpower
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(04-21-2017, 02:52 AM)
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I just watched a Corona commercial for cinco de mayo and it was nothing but white people. They were making tacos, cutting limes and preparing tequila bottles. What exactly are they celebrating?

La Batalla de Puebla isn't really that important, and I know for a fact that most Americans think cinco de mayo is Mexican Independence day.

Serious answer though, I know it's nothing more than a drinking "holiday". It's just weird to me how it became an actual thing.
elrechazado
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(04-21-2017, 02:53 AM)
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Mexican saint Patrick's day marketing.
And it's fun
commedieu
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(04-21-2017, 02:54 AM)
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Because it's may 5th.

Stop looking into things. Drink more (tm)
Admiral Woofington
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(04-21-2017, 02:54 AM)
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Because white people love tex mex, drinking, and dressing up as stereotypes but it's ok because it's a holiday and everyone is doing it
EchoChamber
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(04-21-2017, 02:55 AM)
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We don't celebrate in Mexico at all, actually this thread help me to remember that day.
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(04-21-2017, 02:55 AM)
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Corona corporate marketing probably
norm9
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(04-21-2017, 02:56 AM)
Cinco de Mayo is American as apple pie.
Beartruck
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(04-21-2017, 02:56 AM)
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Eh, I'm holding out for free comic book day a day after.
lastplayed
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(04-21-2017, 02:56 AM)
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We don't.
Jack The Nipper
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(04-21-2017, 02:56 AM)
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Why do we celebrate birthdays if time doesn't exist
smurfx
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(04-21-2017, 02:56 AM)
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not many mexicans i know care all that much about it. i mostly look forward to it because there's usually a good boxing ppv around that time.
Stormwatch
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(04-21-2017, 02:57 AM)
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For us it is like taco Tuesday without it being Tuesday. Just another excuse to forget about your crappy life and enjoy something fun.
Zen_Arcade
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(04-21-2017, 02:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by elrechazado

Mexican saint Patrick's day marketing.
And it's fun

There's your answer OP.

Most non-Mexican people in America that celebrate it either don't know or don't really give a shit about why it's celebrated. They're just using it as an excuse to drink and party.
Regulus Tera
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 AM)
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The Puebla diaspora in New York and Chicago made it popular enough so the rest of the US immediately associated it with all things Mexico.
m_shortpants
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by maxxpower

I just watched a Corona commercial for cinco de mayo and it was nothing but white people. They were making tacos, cutting limes and preparing tequila bottles. What exactly are they celebrating?

La Batalla de Puebla isn't really that important, and I know for a fact that most Americans think cinco de mayo is Mexican Independence day.

Serious answer though, I know it's nothing more than a drinking "holiday". It's just weird to me how it became an actual thing.

I had this exact same thought watching that commercial. It said happy Cinco de mayo or something and it was nothing but white people. Got me really confused.
Dart
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by elrechazado

Mexican saint Patrick's day marketing.
And it's fun

Pretty much, also it has turned into some sort of general Mexican heritage holiday
Skatterd
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 AM)
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People love making excuses to drink and act like asses
Rushersauce
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 AM)
"sink o de mayo"
Hispanic! At the Disco
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(04-21-2017, 02:58 AM)
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Who's we?
Reversed
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(04-21-2017, 02:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by smurfx

not many mexicans i know care all that much about it. i mostly look forward to it because there's usually a good boxing ppv around that time.

Canelo vs Chávez JR the day after.
Master Thespian
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(04-21-2017, 02:59 AM)
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If Kwanza or Juneteenth were an excuse to get drunk, more people would celebrate them too.
PSqueak
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(04-21-2017, 03:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by EchoChamber

We don't celebrate in Mexico at all, actually this thread help me to remember that day.

Well, you know, we do get that day off by law, and there might not be a "official way" to celebrate 5 de mayo, but at least in the north, where i live, any day off is a good excuse to get drunk with your buddies.
skullmuffins
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(04-21-2017, 03:00 AM)
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We do love our drinking holidays.

Why is Cinco de Mayo celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico?

History of Cinco de Mayo in the U.S.

In 1862, at the time the Battle of Puebla took place, the United States was engaged in its Civil War. The French presence in Mexico was a strategic move: by gaining a toehold in Mexico, the French could then support the Confederate Army. The defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla was not definitive, but it helped to stave off the French while the U.S. Union forces made advances. Thus Cinco de Mayo can be seen as a turning point in the U.S. Civil War. Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863 as a show of solidarity with Mexico against French rule.

Celebrations continued on a yearly basis, and by the 1930s it was seen as an opportunity to celebrate Mexican identity, promote ethnic consciousness and build community solidarity. In the 1950s and 60s Mexican-American youths appropriated the holiday and it gained a bi-national flavor, and its celebration was used as a way to build Mexican-American pride.

Celebrations sometimes acquired corporate sponsors, and this is the way the holiday began to take on a commercial flavor.

In the 1980s the holiday began to be commercialized on a wide scale. Now Cinco de Mayo is promoted as the day to celebrate Mexican food, culture, traditions, and of course, booze. For some it may just be an excuse to get drunk, but if it's also an opportunity for people to learn more about Mexican culture and history, then it's not completely wasted.

This seems like a decent article though I can't speak to its accuracy.
PSqueak
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(04-21-2017, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by skullmuffins


In 1862, at the time the Battle of Puebla took place, the United States was engaged in its Civil War. The French presence in Mexico was a strategic move: by gaining a toehold in Mexico, the French could then support the Confederate Army. The defeat of the French at the Battle of Puebla was not definitive, but it helped to stave off the French while the U.S. Union forces made advances. Thus Cinco de Mayo can be seen as a turning point in the U.S. Civil War. Cinco de Mayo was first celebrated in the United States in Southern California in 1863 as a show of solidarity with Mexico against French rule.

Wow, this accurate? Had no idea of this.
smurfx
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(04-21-2017, 03:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Reversed

Canelo vs Chávez JR the day after.

5 de mayo lands on a friday this year... so many people are going to call out sick at my work on sat.
DiscoJer
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(04-21-2017, 03:03 AM)
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Because there is a need to create holiday to celebrate people and the influence of a certain culture, even if the actual event or person probably doesn't deserve to be celebrated.

It's basically like St. Patrick's Day (Irish) or Columbus Day (Italian).
manzoman96
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(04-21-2017, 03:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rushersauce

"sink o de mayo"

Codeblue
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(04-21-2017, 03:07 AM)
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Jessica Williams did a piece on this in 2012 and damn is it as relevant as ever. The celebratory "just drink, no politics" is reminiscent of "Just games, no politics" stuff you see on gaming side.
Rushersauce
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(04-21-2017, 03:07 AM)

Originally Posted by manzoman96

No :( I was trying to quote "This is the End"
Danis Saur
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(04-21-2017, 03:08 AM)
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Because it makes money.
mavo
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(04-21-2017, 03:08 AM)
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Americans do love their underdog stories.
Dai101
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(04-21-2017, 03:09 AM)
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Why do we celebrate cinco de mayo?

Because americans are stupid.
Darknight
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(04-21-2017, 03:10 AM)
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Reason to drink and get wasted. Americans love it.
Alcotholic
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(04-21-2017, 03:11 AM)
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It's a bastardized version of Mexican Independence Day. It doesn't mean much really and most Americans who celebrate it, just do it because.
I'm glad AD parodied it.
Brakke
(04-21-2017, 03:11 AM)
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May 5 is usually around the time summer starts peeking around the corner, too. It's a nice excuse to drink margaritas and be outside.
WhereAreMahDragonz
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(04-21-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Because tequila is the nectar of the drunken gods and we must please our overlords
Premium Quality
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(04-21-2017, 03:11 AM)
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We celebrate it because you can get some awesome beer sales.
norm9
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(04-21-2017, 03:11 AM)
So much negativity.
Bsigg12
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(04-21-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Beer and margaritas?
Kaako
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(04-21-2017, 03:12 AM)
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Originally Posted by Darknight

Reason to drink and get wasted. Americans love it.

That's a yuuup.
Alcohol is the answer.
LyleLanley
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(04-21-2017, 03:14 AM)
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I do it because I respect the traditions of foreign cultures. I get black out drunk because I care.
Rayis
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(04-21-2017, 03:17 AM)
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I hope Trump supporters don't celebrate it, those hypocrite assholes.
Vyrance
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(04-21-2017, 03:18 AM)
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It's a holiday
jstripes
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(04-21-2017, 03:18 AM)
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Frat boys.
itwasTuesday
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(04-21-2017, 03:20 AM)
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It's ours now.
Kaako
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(04-21-2017, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rayis

I hope Trump supporters don't celebrate it, those hypocrite assholes.

You mean the first people getting blackout drunk wearing Sombreros and curly mustaches?
Zukkoyaki
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(04-21-2017, 03:22 AM)
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Young adults in America are desperate for ways to convince themselves they aren't alcoholics. Any reason to drink is good enough.

"It's a holiday/celebration, let's drink!"

... Hyperbole aside, it's just for fun like St. Patty's.
Last edited by Zukkoyaki; 04-21-2017 at 03:24 AM.
Breads
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(04-21-2017, 03:23 AM)
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Globalism isn't as bad as nazis want you to believe.
Days like these...
Poonani should have a ph balance of 0
(04-21-2017, 04:50 AM)
American capitalism needs something to sell between easter and fourth of July that's why.

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