TOMORROW IS CINCO DE MAYO, a basically-American holiday where people play up Mexican stereotypes, and give themselves an excuse to heavily imbibe on Tequila. I’ve been trying to find out how people really feel about this commandeered holiday, given that all cultural sensitivity seems to be disregarded by college students that go beyond the scope of Taco Bell for one day a year, but maybe I’m just being a sourpuss who can no longer hold her Mezcal.
15 People Who Used the Hashtag #CincoDeMayo
I took to Twitter to see what kinds of things people were posting about this Drink-All-Day Day, using the hashtag #CincoDeMayo. Mostly people talked about getting drunk, but some of the responses were pretty creative, and fun.
A little context:
Did you know: #CincoDeMayo began as a way to celebrate Mexico’s triumph over France on May 5, 1862? #fact
— Diana’s Hallmark (@dianashallmark) May 2, 2014
The obvious reason why avocados are so inexpensive right now (screw the growing season…):
#CincoDeMayo is coming up so avocados are super cheap! Whoop!
— Amberly D’Anna (@AmberlyDAnna) May 2, 2014
Spanish teachers, weigh in:
Should we make #cincodemayo lessons more about Mexican-Americans than Mexico, since Mexico largely ignores the holiday? #spanishteachers
— Sara-E. Cottrell (@SECottrell) May 2, 2014
Double fisting…awwwwww yeah!:
The tequila is chilled and the bourbon has been purchased. We are ready for this #CincodeMayo & #KentuckyDerby weekend! #happiestofhours
— Eat My Words Blog (@EatMyWordsBlog1) May 2, 2014
Should people be more sensitive to what Cinco De Mayo stands for, or should they just ‘get over it and party’?:
The Problem with Political Correctness: People who get offended easily #CincoDeMayo http://t.co/d3AD1wEVTQ
— Cigar Dave (@CigarDaveShow) May 3, 2014
I think they need to work on their counting skills some more…
2 days, 22 hours and 11 minutes until #CincoDeMayo…not that we’re counting.
— Lolita (@LolitaBoston) May 2, 2014
This guy is going to be very lonely, come Monday:
RT/FAV if your #CincoDeMayo drink of choice is whey protein! #bodybuilding #powerlifting #fitfam #healthyliving
— Johnny Fearless (@FortifyTraining) May 2, 2014
If you’re in 4th hour Spanish class with Profe McCabe, don’t forget your $8 for Chipotle! @tebowFAN150 #CincodeMayo
— Childish Brandino (@HiemstraBrandon) May 2, 2014
How nerds celebrate Cinco de Mayo:
Man…#FreeComicBookDay on Saturday, #StarWarsDay on Sunday…
I hope I’m sober enough on Monday for #CincoDeMayo!
— Catatonic (@Catatonic) May 2, 2014
This dog…I can’t EVEN:
bailey is getting for the #fiesta on #CincoDeMayo. #JoseCuervo #tequila http://t.co/7Pwi4MxGC8
— bailey unleashed (@baileyunleashed) May 2, 2014
A question that requires some critical thinking:
Is #CincoDeMayo an #antibullying story?
— Heather Brooke R. (@heatherbook) May 2, 2014
One of the only cultural references I came across:
Ohhhhh boy, I’m about to get SO sauced for #CincoDeMayo #LatinoPride
— Cam Wilder (@CameronPRod) May 2, 2014
How to shamelessly loot an important part of Mexican heritage & party cheaply #CincoDeMayo
— Broke-Ass Stuart (@BrokeAssStuart) May 2, 2014
For those who need a little lifestyle validation:
Whether you’re single, married, or dating: @POPSUGARLove has fun ideas for celebrating #CincodeMayo! http://t.co/TSZyqYKrL9
— Stephanie (@StephanieWong6) May 2, 2014
After many…many minutes of contemplating, I’ve decided to quit drinking alcohol.
Until #CincoDeMayo…then its on like Donkey Kong!
— Richard Hernandez (@Richie_Not_Rich) May 2, 2014
The most honest statement to come out of this event:
despite all my rage i’m still just a white guy going to a bar for $2 Corona’s today #cincodemayo
— Ryan_Vincent (@RemixTheGhost) May 3, 2014