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Happy Cinco De Mayo! Get the All-Access Membership for $0.99
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31 / M / Hell Paso
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Posted 5/5/10
its so funny when ppl all over the world celebrate a date claiming its a national holiday in Mexico when in reality its just another day in Mexico. Mexicans do not celebrate it. historically the 5th of may is when Mexico defeated France in the The Battle of Puebla, it took place on May 5, 1862 near the city of Puebla during the French intervention in Mexico. The battle ended in a victory for Mexico. but thats about it.

it was created in the USA to sell beer and other merchandise within the latin american population (mexican americans/chicanos) who dont really know much about their roots...
Posted 5/5/10
I didn't even notice.
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31 / M / Hell Paso
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Little_Batosai wrote...Mexican won their independence from france...Happy cinco de Mayo you guys!!!!!.....now pass me a beer...



get your facts right mexico did not win independence from france. the fight for independence was fought against Spain not france.
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Posted 5/5/10
wow that's cheap! but it's only for a few days
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Posted 5/5/10 , edited 5/5/10
$1 for 6 days of access to the other stuff? Hmm. Well honestly I did some math around that, curious how that compares to what I currently pay. But no need for sharing the results. I think I'll do this. Whether or not I watch Drama in this period is questionable (though I'll try to get proper use out of my money). $1 to aide CR's cause is an easy enough decision. I'll take this and reconsider the higher membership too.

I presume our accounts will return to normal without interrupting out current membership cycle?


Oh, wait, I guess current memberships aren't actually qualified for this deal? Oh well, you already get monetary support from me anyhow ^_^
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35 / M / mexico df
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Posted 5/5/10
yes we do...
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18 / M / san marcos
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Posted 5/5/10
dude am mexican n theres nothing special about cinco de mayo...just white people celebrate it...fk off
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35 / M / mexico df
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Posted 5/5/10
perfect... nad. salud!!!!!!!
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Posted 5/5/10
5 de Mayo!!! VIVA MEXICAN HOLIDAYS!! AND CR FOR DISCOUNTS CHA!!!
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Posted 5/5/10
hey it is special in mexico!! ppl celebrate like crazy!! but not as crazy as the 16th of september.. NOW THATS WHAT I CALL A HOLIDAY IN MEXICO D.F.
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31 / M / Hell Paso
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Posted 5/5/10
it seems ignorance is contagious i better get away from you guys.....
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29 / F / Middle of nowhere
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Posted 5/5/10
Actually it is celebrates by some...

The people of Puebla, one of the states in Mexico, celebrate this day and brought this celebration to the US when they migrated.

Puebla is where the battle between Mexicans and French took place, and of course the Mexicans beat the French's butts and gained some independence. Although the real battle for independence took place early in the morning of September 16. In my opinion, Spetember 16 should be celebrated instead of May 5th... but, oh well...
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Posted 5/5/10
happy ceno de mayo ; DD gooo mexicoo ~~ i love their food.

btw great deal (:
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31 / M / San Luis Potosi
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Posted 5/5/10 , edited 5/5/10
Feliz cinco de Mayo para todos!

And by the way, may the 5th is a national celebration here at Mexico, so we had the day off school. Nevertheless, it is not such a big deal as it is with our "paisanos" at the States. Also, september the 16th is also a national celebration, and such a big one.

*Edited to add the second paragraph
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Posted 5/5/10
Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the Mexican victory over Napoleon III's French troops during the French Intervention in Mexico. It did not win independence for Mexico, instead it stopped the first wave of French occupation forces. Mexico would in fact be occupied by the French later on and Napoleon would proclaim it the Second Mexican Empire with Maximilian of the Austrian Habsburgs as Emperor of Mexico. An important tie between the US (Texas to be more exact) and Mexico is that Ignacio Zaragoza, the Mexican general, was born in Goliad, Texas prior to the Texas Revolution and would by birth be a Texan. Therefore, the holiday can be argued to be a Texan/American holiday as well as Mexican.
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