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posted ago by St_James_Moor-slayer ago by St_James_Moor-slayer +50 / -0

For those who don't know. 5 de Mayo is not a "Hispanic" holiday. It is only celebrated by Mexicans and American marketing. I found out that there is a celebration of 5 de Mayo when I arrived in this country, from Argentina. and speaking with other immigrants from other countries of the American continent, I also confirmed that they did not know about such a celebration (sorry, we study the theory of the 6 continents, that is why we call the continent America but I respect and recognize the name of America, as a country too). We Argentines don't eat Mexican food regularly either, what's more, Mexican food is eaten more here in the USA than in Argentina, that is something very exotic over there. Each country has a different culture and I wanted to clarify that. Saying that "Hispanics" celebrate May 5th is like saying that all English-speaking countries celebrate July 4th.

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Liberty_Prime 11 points ago +12 / -1

It's Mexican St. Patrick's Day in America.

Have a tequila and wait for some leftist to accuse you of cultural appropriation 🤪

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empiretc 5 points ago +7 / -2

no, no it's not.

5 de Mayo is a celebration in remembrance of the Battle of Puebla. the Mexican army's May 5, 1862 victory over France.

Get it together, people.

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E-dantes 4 points ago +5 / -1

Wtf down voted this? This is legit history!

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empiretc 4 points ago +5 / -1

ignorance is bliss for a lot of people.

all they care about is eating tacos and drinking tequila today!! horale!

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E-dantes 1 point ago +2 / -1

Yep

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

Talking about the devil. I think they say "órale"

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GreatHumungous 7 points ago +7 / -0

I don’t care at all, it’s really just an excuse to drink a lot, hence American name for it ‘Cinco de Drinko’

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The_Usurper 4 points ago +4 / -0

I have been in Mexico on Cinco de Mayo. If I didn’t look at the calendar I would not have known. There was nothing anywhere about it and no one was celebrating. As you said, it’s just another excuse to drink for Americans.

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wilstjb 6 points ago +6 / -0

so, what Argentine holiday to Argentines use as as excuse to pig out and get drunk? that's what matters in this case. American don't give a rat's ass about much else, other than they don't like illegal entrants ruining our country, no matter where they come from.

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] 4 points ago +5 / -1

Oktoberfest, St Patrick's day, Christmas, Friends day, etc. Most Argentinians are European ascendant, so drink and food is similar to here. During the last 20 years, thanks for the influence of immigrants (thanks for leftists politicians too) from surrounding countries, some things changed, they have more native-American traditions.

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

😂👏👏👏

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2MoreWeeksTeeheehee 3 points ago +3 / -0

I think, that misunderstanding here comes from the fact that seems like a lot of people from Hispanic countries tend to celebrate Cinco de Mayo here, at least from what I observed in the northeast anyway.

That said, it is literally a Mexican holiday by definition.

Edit: as others have pointed out, I made mistake, it’s not Independence Day, it’s kicked the French‘s asses day

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empiretc 2 points ago +3 / -1

no, no it's not.

5 de Mayo is a celebration in remembrance of the Battle of Puebla. the Mexican army's May 5, 1862 victory over France.

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E-dantes 1 point ago +2 / -1

Mexican independence is in September.

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Kamalaharrisisacunt 3 points ago +3 / -0

I don't think anyone fucking cares. Once shit gets to America it gets interpreted through the lens of the host country and gains its own relevance to its inhabitants. This kind of ultra sensitivity to specificity and nomenclature leads to tribalism and hyper ethnic identity bullshit. I am Latino and get all sorts of ignorant shit tossed at me from Hispanics of all stripes, including Mexicans who are often not ethnically the same as me. I don't care about any of that. I'm American and observe and embrace its traditions as my own. Best of luck to you, OP. Hope this doesn't stick in your craw for too long.

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] 2 points ago +3 / -1

I agree, I just want to be clear because I'm tired of explain to other Americans when they hear my accent (I'm White so they won't know I'm an immigrant till I talk) that I don't celebrate 5 de Mayo. I agree that we celebrate American traditions,.but all immigrants also bring some of their ancestors behaviors, like food, music, etc. You can't deny that. That's why you have pizza, beer, pasta, apple pie, etc. You have no clue about how I respect this country and how I fought and I fight for it. So don't judge too fast boy.

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Kamalaharrisisacunt 1 point ago +1 / -0

I don't doubt your love or devotion to this country. Far from it. I welcome traditions and food and legal immigration. I don't belabor the point of accuracy on behalf of my fellow Americans regarding holidays or traditions, I don't know all their customs, how can I reasonably expect them to know mine, is all my point was.

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] 1 point ago +2 / -1

As an immigrant, I'm against illegals too. If you are an immigrant, the basic things that a country should know is who are you, what are your skills, your profession, your savings, your health, your language/s, your education etc. Then, that country should decide if you enter or not. That's my case. But illegals enter without any screening. I don't care what race they are, it's an economic and social responsibility for a country to know ALL the details of the people who are going to enter it. I give you a sample. My cousin, who is rich, and came here several times on vacation to different cities, apply for a renovation of his tourist visa in 2020. This "government" delayed it for more than a year, his wife got it refused, two weeks ago, they appealed, they approved it saying that was a system failure. They are coming this weekend for the F1 race and then to Orlando. Then, they'll go back to Argentina. But, this "government" in the other side, received millions of illegal alien without any delay!

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Drinkup4 2 points ago +2 / -0

Mexicans don't see it as a major holiday either. It is really only celebrated in bars and restaurants on the US.

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Here4thememology 2 points ago +2 / -0

" hispanic" was invented by white men in government to group people south of texas in one huge " geocentric" group name . Also, my family has never celebrated cinco de mayo, thats a mexicans holiday , we were born in america and 4 generations in doesnt make sense to celebrate mexico

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E-dantes 1 point ago +2 / -1

You wouldn't believe how many Americans of Mexican descent think they are celebrating Mexican independence (which is in september).

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COCOMOJOE 1 point ago +1 / -0

There are 7 continents. they are split up due to totonic plants. there are like 12 plates i think. The continents are North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica. the other plates are in the ocean. a good example of this is the one in the center of the ring of fire. But also to your point of rhe holidays Americans will adopt any hiliday that give an excuse to drink.

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] 0 points ago +1 / -1

There are several theories about continents, each education system teaches a different one.

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COCOMOJOE 1 point ago +1 / -0

theories??? no its called geology and topography.

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Man0lo 0 points ago +1 / -1

Bruh who gives a shit about whether Argentinians celebrate Cinco de Mayo? If someone assumes you celebrate it when you don't, what difference does it make?

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St_James_Moor-slayer [S] -1 points ago +1 / -2

Because you buy an Argentinian for his value and you'll sell it for what he says his value is 😆. Do you know how Argentinians commit suicide? They jump off their ego 😆. Do you know why Argentinians smile during a thunderstorm? They think God is taking pictures of them 🤣. There are hundreds of jokes about us. That's why, I think everyone cares of what I think 😆😆😆