Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was
manufactured in England.
In fact, the Titanic was carrying 120,000 jars of the condiment scheduled
for delivery 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 or any single place
in the known world. But as we know, the great ship did not make it to
New York. The ship hit an iceberg and sank.
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. The National Day of
Mourning occurs each year on May 5 and is known, of course, as - Sinko De Mayo.