May 5 - Geezer's Blog - Cinco de Mayo and National Hoagie Day

The Full Story:

  • Mexico’s actual Independence Day is September 16th.
  • The largest Cinco de Mayo festival in the United States is held in Los Angeles. Nearly 600,000 come out to celebrate.
  • There are 33.6-million U.S. residents of Mexican heritage.
  • The colors of Mexico’s flag are green, white and red: green for hope and independence, white for purity and religion and red for Spain and union.
  • Popular foods to eat in the US on Cinco de Mayo are guacamole, tacos, burritos and enchiladas.
  • According to the California Avocado Commission, about 81-million avocados are consumed on Cinco de Mayo in America thanks to those guacamole lovers.
  • The margarita was invented many years after annual celebrations of Cinco de Mayo began.
  • For those burrito and soft taco fanatics, no need to worry about tortillas running low. There are over 360 tortilla manufacturers in the United States.
  • Beer sales generate about $658-million of revenue during the week of Cinco de Mayo, making that the seventh highest for a weeklong holiday.

The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about sandwiches!

The Full Story:

  • Americans eat over 300-million sandwiches every day.
  • The most popular sandwich in America is the classic ham sandwich followed by the BLT.
  • An average American will consume 1,500 PB&J sandwiches by the time they graduate high school.
  • The world’s largest sandwich weights about 5,400-pounds.
  • In 2004, the most expensive sandwich was sold. It seemed to have n image of the Virgin Mary on it and it was sold for $28,000.
  • The hero sandwich has been called many names, including hoagie, grinder, and hero – it primarily depends where you live. In World War II, a deli received an order of 500 sandwiches from a nearby US Naval submarine base. From that day ford many deli employees will refer to the sandwich as a “sub.”



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