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.
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:
— 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:
— Sara-E. Cottrell (@SECottrell) May 2, 2014
Double fisting…awwwwww yeah!:
— 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’?:
— 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:
— Johnny Fearless (@FortifyTraining) May 2, 2014
— Childish Brandino (@HiemstraBrandon) May 2, 2014
How nerds celebrate Cinco de Mayo:
— Catatonic (@Catatonic) May 2, 2014
This dog…I can’t EVEN:
— bailey unleashed (@baileyunleashed) May 2, 2014
A question that requires some critical thinking:
— Heather Brooke R. (@heatherbook) May 2, 2014
One of the only cultural references I came across:
— Cam Wilder (@CameronPRod) May 2, 2014
— Broke-Ass Stuart (@BrokeAssStuart) May 2, 2014
For those who need a little lifestyle validation:
— 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