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Old 04-28-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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The federal government in a show of solidarity with all the Ilegal aliens that about to become Legal American Citizens, should Make Cinco De Mayo an official American Holiday.


 
Old 04-28-2013, 11:47 AM
 
Location: California
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The federal government in a show of solidarity with all the Ilegal aliens that about to become Legal American Citizens, should Make Cinco De Mayo an official American Holiday.
So a Mexican battle should be recognized in the USA?

Cinco de Mayo should be removed form our vocabulary, Mexico doesn't even celebrate it, its only recognized in one small area of Mexico, the State of Pueblo.

Now, go troll elsewhere.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 02:34 PM
 
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it is an American Holiday.

"The holiday crossed over from California into the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but didn't gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinco_de_Mayo
 
Old 04-28-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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The federal government in a show of solidarity with all the Ilegal aliens that about to become Legal American Citizens, should Make Cinco De Mayo an official American Holiday.
I wouldn't count my chickens yet about illegal immigrants becoming citizens. Besides it wouldn't only be Mexicans that might become citizens via an amnesty so why should Cinco de Mayo be made an official holiday? What about non-Mexican illegals then shouldn't they get a holiday in honor of a historical event in their native countries also?

American holiday? I don't think so. It has nothing to do with our country's history.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 02:41 PM
 
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it is an American Holiday.

"The holiday crossed over from California into the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but didn't gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it."

Cinco de Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
If it were truly an American holiday workers would have the day off. It is not recognized as a holiday in our country nor should it be. As you said, it is just day for drinking beer and eating Mexican food. Otherwise it has no relevance at all. Same thing as St. Patrick's day. It isn't a holiday but a day to drink green beer and eat corned beef and cabbage.

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Old 04-28-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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No.

Time off work hurts my pocket. They dont deserve this day off.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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it is an American Holiday.

"The holiday crossed over from California into the United States in the 1950s and 1960s but didn't gain popularity until the 1980s when marketers, especially beer companies, capitalized on the celebratory nature of the day and began to promote it."

Cinco de Mayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It's nothing more than a celebration in the Mexican/Mexican-American communities in the USA, it is not an American Holiday. Your quote is discussing a quote from a UCLA article that refers to the holiday in Puebla Mexico.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: CHicago, United States
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Cinco de Mayo should be removed form our vocabulary, Mexico doesn't even celebrate it, its only recognized in one small area of Mexico, the State of Pueblo.
I agree.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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The federal government in a show of solidarity with all the Ilegal aliens that about to become Legal American Citizens, should Make Cinco De Mayo an official American Holiday.
Uh; since we're going BACK into the Great Recession IMHO, there WON'T be any amnesty except maybe for a FEW Dream Act people.

Cinco de Mayo is the "Mexican" version of "our" St Patrick's Day; get drunk and not act too stupid I hope. CdM ain't big IN Mexico.
 
Old 04-28-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
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The federal government in a show of solidarity with all the Ilegal aliens that about to become Legal American Citizens, should Make Cinco De Mayo an official American Holiday.
Mexico should make the 4th of July a Mexican holiday.
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