May is both National Hamburger and BBQ Month

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How are you celebrating National Hamburger Month?

May is National Hamburger Month and celebrated each and every year by a huge amount of people! National BBQ Month is also celebrated this month of May so extremely large amounts of hamburger is cooked on grills in honor of this holiday.

Now National Hamburger Day is a bit confusing when it comes to the date. We found references that claimed December 21, July 28 and May 29th as National Hamburger Day. It is possible that there’s more than one Hamburger Day but it must be noted that the date mostly publicized in radio and news media is May 28th!

Just don’t confuse it with National Hamburger & Pickle Month:

This holiday is celebrated the month of March!

Why not throw some BBQ sauce on that burger and celebrate both!

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Cinco de Mayo

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In America, we say “The 4th of July” when talking about our Independence Day. It would seems natural, then, that “The 5th of May” would be the Mexican equivalent. Not so. Actually, Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of an 1862 battle between an under-armed, under-manned Mexican army against a well-armed French Army led by Napoleon III. Clearly, the Mexican army won, hence the celebration every 5th of May.

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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 in Veracruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the 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 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 day.

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

Sinko de Mayo.

13 Surprising Facts about Cinco de Mayo

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