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Point of Order: Cinco de Mayo

 
Joe Ess
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Just so we're clear, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. That's September 16th. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Battle of Puebla.
 
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I always thought it was the bar.

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Whatever. I don't have any energy to celebrate after overindulging on Star Wars Day. May the Fourth be with you ... always.
 
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I'm not sure why my wall calendar (produced by a Canadian environmental organization) reminds me that today is Cinco de Mayo. Also up this month: World Press Freedom Day, Mother's Day, International Migratory Bird Day, International Day of Families, International Day for Biological Diversity, Victoria Day, and Memorial Day (US).
 
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For us it was Bevrijdingsdag, or Liberation Day. Today (or rather yesterday, since it's already the 6th here) we celebrate the end of the German occupation.

Wednesday was the Remembrance of the Dead.
 
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Mother's Day was invented by Hallmark; Cinco de Mayo was invented by Corona!
 
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International Migratory Bird Day?
Has anyone bothered to inform the birds?
 
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Mother's Day was invented by Hallmark


Invented by Anna Jarvis actually - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Jarvis

She was against its commercialization - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day#Commercialization
 
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We don't celebrate Mother's Day in this country; we celebrate Mothering Sunday (even though the cards all say "Happy Mother's Day"), and it is exactly three weeks before Easter. We don't celebrate VE day in Britain, but the liberation Day is a public holiday in the Channel Islands. Only it's (I think) 8th May.
 
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David O'Meara wrote:International Migratory Bird Day?
Has anyone bothered to inform the birds?


The birds can be counted on to do their part.
 
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How can they think, man? They're animals!
 
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That's the cool part. They do all this neat stuff without even thinking about it.
 
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