On May 6, 2016 at 16:34, tweeterguy said...
That's very likely but what shocked/annoyed me is that someone who speaks Spanish natively does not know that cinco = five and mayo = May...I'm the whitest guy around who speaks no foreign languages; even I understand when Cinco de Mayo is !
Yes, but you have been badgered by the Mexicans who are not intent on coming here and becoming Americans but have instead come to the United States to benefit from the ways things are done here, while wanting to maintain their Mexican culture... which is the reason things are crappy in Mexico. You have been badgered to pay attention to their holidays.
The Latina woman, on the other hand, is blood (in the term of some gangs) so she has an automatic "in" and doesn't need to know all this stuff. No, not even the words. She's like the New Yorker who has never been to the Statue of Liberty.
Besides, there are twelve days of Christmas. The first day of Christmas is on the first of what month? It's not. What something is named does not always correspond to its reality. First day of winter, for instance; the Trial Of The Century in the 1900s was about the Lindberg Baby, or Gloria Vanderbilt's custody, or PJ Simpson, depending.