(Closed) Oh no…it’s 5 de Mayo :p

posted 7 years ago in Latino
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

you don’t even get the day off.

Bet if you did you’d feel a lot more festive!Tongue out

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I am not mexican but I am hispanic.

 I think a lot of people, no matter what culture or religion, mix up the meaning of holidays/customs/celebrations/rituals just out of ignorance.

Next time someone congratulates you, I would just politely correct them and tell them what the day is about. I am sure they would be happy to learn something new.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think some people see cinco de mayo as a good excuse to go drink Margaritas

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love Cinco De Mayo because it’s my birthday! 😛

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

@totheislnds right.

Kinda seems like congratulating an Irish person on St. Pats. Both are just excuses to drink. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Happy B’bday Gerbera!!!

Post # 14
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Wannabee

I signed for an account here just for this particular reason and to express my annoyance at this holiday. I’m not engaged, but am obssessed with looking at wedding stuff (I know I’m not the only one!)

Besides the background of this holiday that is called into criticism, which I wholeheartedly agree with, I’ve found that as a follower of many many wedding blogs, they have used Cinco de Mayo as a day where Mexican inspired weddings are widely featured. Now that’s perfectly fine, but as a very PROUD Mexican, it makes me annoyed that wedding blogs don’t feature design options that inspire potential brides like me to embrace my beautiful culture on other days of the year as well. Mexican inspired weddings rarely pop up on other days, yet I’m sure Latina brides that want to embrace their culture make up a portion of the market. I find it annoying that Cinco de Mayo is a misguided holiday, but also a way to make me feel that my culture is only accepted in weddings on one day of the year.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

A lot of people think Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s independence day. It’s not.. Mexico’s independence day is September 16th. While I don’t expect many people to know that, I was really irritated when I read in a book that Cinco de Mayo was Mexican independence day. How can an author ignorantly publish this? Were there no editors? No wonder so many people are misinformed.

And I can’t believe people have congratulated you. How awkward.

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