Happy Sinko de Mayo!

Sinko de Mayo

Most people don’t know that back in 1912 Hellman’s mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the “Titanic” was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after New York City.

Mexicans were crazy about the stuff.

The Mexican people were eagerly awaiting delivery and were disconsolate (“desperados”) at the loss. So much so that they declared a national day of mourning which they still observe today.

It is known, of course, as …sinko de Mayo.


Cool story!

As all the best things are :grin: JK (sorry, I couldn’t help it.)


Cinco de Mayo is a famous battle not a holiday it is a American thing. People in Mexico would loose their heads if you asked them if it was a Mexican holiday

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