Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy Sinko de Mayo!

Hellmann's Mayo

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's
mayonnaise was manufactured in England. In fact, the Titanic
was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for
delivery on May 5th in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be
the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in
New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of
mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico. But as we know, the
great ship did not make it to New York. The ship hit an
iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise and
were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the
loss. Their anguish was so great that they declared a
National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this

The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and
is known, of course, as Sinko De Mayo.

And now you know where the name originated!

Thanks Bro. Rich!

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