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Unread 05-06-2011, 03:13 PM   #488
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Originally Posted by ShinobiXikyu View Post
Funny, IN Mexico, Cinco de mayo is a pretty minor holiday only celebrated in a few parts of the country (a lot of people seem to think it's the Mexican independence day, which it isn't). USA's and Mexico's versions of it are so massively different they might as well be different holidays alltogether.

...that stated, I can't stand Mexican food, ingredient, taste or digestion-wise, so I wouldn't be celebrating with it anyway.
I was just reading about that: it's really only significant in Mexico to commemorate victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla. Of course, once you get to the U.S. and are compelled to begin an ethnic pride celebration, you pick pretty much anything to base it around-- minor saints, genocidal conquistadors-- at least the Germans cut right to the chase with the beer and sausage. And then it gets coopted by all the WASPs who were oppressing you in the first place so they have yet another excuse to get drunk. AMURICA.

Seriously, though-- no Mexican food? ANY of it? Aw, man. I love Latin food in general. Well, you know. Food, in general.

Originally Posted by Pocketfightr View Post
We had mock enchiladas last night for dinner, that's as close as we were to celebrating it. (We hadn't had it in a while anyway, so it was due.)
What is a mock enchilada? Is it anything like a walking taco?
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