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wingsovernc
post May 5 2012, 01:01 PM
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Probably you're all out celebrating but just in case there's a few stragglers,
here's a little quiz that might occupy a few moments of your time. Plus you
may learn something new (apologies to Idecline and he knows why rolleyes.gif ) about
our neighbors to the south (and it's given me something to do until time
to go to work laugh.gif ).

(answers will be in the Factoids thread in the Games section)

Ready...set...go! I wanted to use a Spanish equivalent instead of that phrase
but apparently it's uniquely American dry.gif .

1. A Mexican cowboy is called a
A. Charro
B. Churo
C. Charreada

2. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of
A. Mexico's independence
B. Mexico's victory over the French
C. The start of mariachi bands

3. Which city is the capitol of Mexico?
A. Mexico City
B. Tijuana
C. Puebla

4. The largest event of Cinco de Mayo, called Festival de Fiesta Broadway,
is held in which city?
A. St. Paul
B. Denver
C. Los Angeles

5. Which of the following battles marked Mexico's victory over the French?
A. Battle of Monterey
B. Battle of Palo Alto
C. Battle of Puebla

6. The world's largest crop of these still comes from Mexico.
A. Potatoes
B. Vanilla Beans
C. Peanuts

7. Who led the Mexican men in the Battle of Puebla?
A. General Pedro Ampudia
B. General Mariano Paredes
C. General Ignazio Zaragoza

8. What are the colors of the Mexican flag?
A. Red, white, and green
B. Red, white, and yello
C. Red, white, and orange

9. What year did the Battle of Puebla take place?
A. 1762
B. 1862
C. 1962

10. True or false: The Mexican community celebrates more than 365 festivals
each year
.
A. True
B. False


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post May 5 2012, 07:44 PM
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QUOTE(wingsovernc @ May 5 2012, 02:01 PM) *
Probably you're all out celebrating but just in case there's a few stragglers,
here's a little quiz that might occupy a few moments of your time. Plus you
may learn something new (apologies to Idecline and he knows why rolleyes.gif ) about
our neighbors to the south (and it's given me something to do until time
to go to work laugh.gif ).

(answers will be in the Factoids thread in the Games section)

Ready...set...go! I wanted to use a Spanish equivalent instead of that phrase
but apparently it's uniquely American dry.gif .

1. A Mexican cowboy is called a
A. Charro
B. Churo
C. Charreada

2. Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of
A. Mexico's independence
B. Mexico's victory over the French
C. The start of mariachi bands

3. Which city is the capitol of Mexico?
A. Mexico City
B. Tijuana
C. Puebla

4. The largest event of Cinco de Mayo, called Festival de Fiesta Broadway,
is held in which city?
A. St. Paul
B. Denver
C. Los Angeles

5. Which of the following battles marked Mexico's victory over the French?
A. Battle of Monterey
B. Battle of Palo Alto
C. Battle of Puebla

6. The world's largest crop of these still comes from Mexico.
A. Potatoes
B. Vanilla Beans
C. Peanuts

7. Who led the Mexican men in the Battle of Puebla?
A. General Pedro Ampudia
B. General Mariano Paredes
C. General Ignazio Zaragoza

8. What are the colors of the Mexican flag?
A. Red, white, and green
B. Red, white, and yello
C. Red, white, and orange

9. What year did the Battle of Puebla take place?
A. 1762
B. 1862
C. 1962

10. True or false: The Mexican community celebrates more than 365 festivals
each year
.
A. True
B. False
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post May 6 2012, 08:47 PM
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To celebrate the day - I go dinner from Taco Bell laugh.gif


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post May 8 2012, 06:53 PM
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i wonder, do they celebrate the 4th of july in mexico?


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post May 9 2012, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE(john72ss @ May 8 2012, 07:53 PM) *
i wonder, do they celebrate the 4th of july in mexico?


In researching my facts, I came across this, something I hadn't known before:

"On June 7, 2005, the U. S. Congress issued a Concurrant Resolution calling
on the President of the United States to issue a proclamation calling upon
the people of the United States to observe Cinco de Mayo with appropriate
ceremonies and activities."

Source: Wikipedia

I doubt seriously if the President of Mexico has issued a similar proclamation
regarding the celebration of American independance. But I doubt if there
are many here who celebrate because they were told to. Americans love
celebratory events and just enjoy having an occasion to join in the festivities.
I guarantee most couldn't tell you what they were celebrating. It's most
often confused with Mexican Independance Day, an entirely different
Holiday.



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