Help support TMP

"Cinco De Mayo !!!!" Topic

9 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

Please do not use bad language on the forums.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Today in History Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Link

Featured Ruleset


Rating: gold star gold star gold star gold star gold star 

Featured Workbench Article

Drilling Holes in Minis - Part I

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian experiments with Finger Drills.

Featured Profile Article

Editor Julia at Bayou Wars 2015

Editor Julia goes to her first wargaming convention.

Current Poll

1,340 hits since 5 May 2019
©1994-2024 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2019 8:45 a.m. PST

Ole' !!!! Yes, about a year later the French took le Puebla … But I like any excuse for a party !!!! thumbs up

However, it appears with this shocking new photo … the Mexicans had help … from "cunn'n'ly disgized" aliens ! huh?

Stryderg05 May 2019 10:06 a.m. PST

I would not have thought those guys would be "clever". Brutal and straight forward seem more their style. Nice work, though.

Soaring Soren05 May 2019 10:23 a.m. PST

I thought Orko De Mayo was a well-established greenskin holiday.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP05 May 2019 2:05 p.m. PST

Not my work ! Found it on line … so had to share !! evil grin

But yes, dey ar ah cunn'n lot ! And like to partae !!!

skipper John06 May 2019 7:35 a.m. PST

I made tacos and gwak for supper…

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2019 10:16 a.m. PST

A bit off-topic, but I had to explain what Cinco de Mayo was to a Hispanic coworker yesterday. His family is from Mexico, and while he grew up in San Diego, I kind of expected he would have a better sense of his history!

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP22 May 2019 9:33 a.m. PST

Celebration of the Battle of Puebla is a kind of regional thing. It is a national holiday in Mexico, but not a bank holiday, so unless you live in Puebla, most businesses are open and there isn't a bunch of hoopla. Of course, depending on where you are, YMMV.

It's not uncommon (unfortunately) for citizens of a country to not know what it's own holidays are about. "Everybody" knows what they do on a particular holiday, but "everybody" doesn't know why.

Interestingly, in Japan, cultural holidays tend to be more frequent and much less "centralized". People tend to go to their local neighbourhood celebration rather than some "downtown" or "big deal" area. I think this leads to a better general understanding of holidays there.

Wolfhag05 May 2021 8:36 p.m. PST

Yet, though the holiday gained in popularity among Mexican immigrants in the 60s, 70s and 80s, it remained relatively insular. While more Mexican Americans began celebrating the holiday as a way to embrace the connection between Mexican and American culture, most other American groups had no idea the holiday existed. But in 1989 the San Antonio based Gambrinus Group, who were the regional importers of Corona and Grupo Modelo, launched a Cinco de Mayo themed ad encouraging Mexican Americans already celebrating the holiday to make it a priority on this day to drink Mexican beer. The campaign took off.

What occurred in only eight short years was the holiday solidifying itself more as a time to drink Corona than a time to acknowledge the deep connection America and Mexico share. By 1996, consuming Corona as a way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo was the core way most people acknowledged the holiday's existence, a huge victory for the Corona marketers. That year Gambrinus marketing manager Don Mann said, "Corona is the first thing that comes to mind when customers think Cinco de Mayo."



Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP07 May 2021 8:31 a.m. PST

I made chicken tacos ! And reread the history of Cinco de Mayo and the French intervention in Mexico. link link

Viva la'Legion' ! link

Should have watched "Major Dundee" too ! link

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.