Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Sinko de Mayo!

Happy Sinko de Mayo everyone. A co-worker from out of town is coming in today and it was my job to co-ordinate dinner. So yesterday I sent out a note suggesting a Mexican restaurant. I included this bit of history and decided to put it on my blog today.

For those not familiar, Sinko de Mayo represents a big event in Mexican history. The actual event has been over-shadowed by the parties, so most people aren't familiar with the history. Details are sketchy, but it appears that a shipment of mayonnaise was being delivered from Spain to Mexico, but there were significant taxes on the mayonnaise. Taking a clue from the Boston Tea Party, native Mexicans slipped onto the ship and loaded it with charges. When the charges exploded later that night, the ship sank - hence the phrase "Sinko de Mayo!". The holiday comes on May 5 this year.

Enjoy the day!

(Oh and Adam, the exclamation points are for you!!!)


Nena said...

You are too funny. Which Adam? Adam "the elder", Adam "the in-law", or Adam "the younger"? You know you have to clarify yourself. Or do you want them all to think you are talking about them?

Alli and Erik said...

bhaaaabhaaaaaa! That is too funny...sinko de mayo!