A little bit of Mexican history goes a long way as well as any history for that Thanos Salt Bae shirt. What is with all the racist comments? I know many Mexicans that celebrate this day. Not just whites. We ate at a Mexican restaurant that gave 15% discount today and free drinks. Today’s culture/generation has absolutely no respect for HISTORY. I love history of any type. FYI; there are so many people unfamiliar with the celebration known as Cinco De Mayo. A large cavern was discovered beneath Mexico City by a farm laborer, Senor DeMayo. Years of water erosion had resulted in the creation of a large hole. Needless to say, it was named after him. It’s known as “SINK HOLEDEMAYO.” I heard this story years ago, but knowing a lot of Mexicans, they will use any excuse to party. My son employs over 80 Mexicans and he has to lay down the law on party days or no one shows up to milk the cows. This us hood for the gringos. They think it is Independence Day. No Way. I of course have an inside track with 34 years with my Mexican decent family. Thank you Charlie for keeping this Gringo around. How can people say it is an insignificant date? Lives were lost to protect two nations. Same when lives are lost over seas for our nation. Those lives were significant to those family members who lost them. The ignorant comments being made here are sad. Does mexico actually denervate cinco de mayo? It’s the same as mexico celebrating July 4th and the united States not. I’m a Mexican that actually lives in Mexico. But I had the opportunity to grow up between both countries, I have relatives in both sides of the border, and on my family we celebrate Mexican and American Holidays.
The first week of May we can call it:”The strange US-Mexico holiday week”.
In Mexico May the first (May Day) we commemorate the Haymarket affair.
I’m gonna take a some Thanos Salt Bae shirts from the Wikipedia article.
The Haymarket affair was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers the previous day by the police. The Haymarket affair is generally considered significant as the origin of international May Day observances for workers.
An American visitor in 1981 wrote that she was embarrassed to explain to knowledgeable Mexican workers that American workers were ignorant of the Haymarket affair and the origins of May Day.
And then we have Cinco de Mayo a minor mexican national holiday. Celebrated mostly in the state of Puebla (And of course in the US) where the battle against the French was fought. They have big celebration over there, a militar parade, recreation of the battle, fireworks, a complete Mexican Fiesta.
In the rest of the country we don’t drink margaritas, tequila, mezcal, eat spicy food, have a mexican “Grito” or eating jalapeños contest. We could do that everyday if we want, but we are hard working people and we need to wait until the weekend.
In this year we had a “Puente” a bridge, due May the first fell on Friday, and the oficial observance of Cinco the Mayo was the first Monday of May, we had a May the 4th be with you – Cinco de Mayo mashup. We didn’t work from April 30 to May 5. And the children they have an extra shirt they celebrated the “Dia del níño” “Childrens Day” on April 30.
Another shirt: Thanos Salt Bae Shirt