Celebrate Heritage And Service During May Holidays.

May has some great holidays ranging from a heritage celebration to honoring national service and caregivers such as mothers and teachers. Here’s a few of the major holidays coming up this month.

May 5th, Cinco de Mayo
Cinco de Mayo, which translates to “Fifth of May” in Spanish, is a national holiday in Mexico and is celebrated by many people in the United States as well. This day commemorates the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, in which the Mexican army defeated the French in an unlikely victory. A great local celebration is along Cesar Chavez Street on the West Side of St. Paul. Celebrations begin at 9:00AM and last until 6:00PM on Saturday, May 5th. Check out some wonderful entertainment, music, dancing, food, children’s activities and a parade. For more information visit www.cincodemayosaintpaul.com.

May 8th, National Teacher’s Day 

This day is to honor our teachers. Many of us have had a special teacher who took time out of their day to go the extra mile for us. If not for some of those teachers in our lives we may not have made it where we are today. So take some time this day to show a special teacher your appreciation.

May 13th, Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day is an American holiday to honor our mothers. Whether a biological or adoptive mother, or a motherly figure in your life, celebrate the women in your life that helped you grow and showed you the love of a mother.

May 28th, Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday remembering the men and women who died during military service to the United States. This Memorial Day plan a visit to the Historic Fort Snelling. On Memorial day, from 10:00AM to 5:00PM there will be a living history timeline of military life. There will be weapons demonstrations and costumed staff interpreting different eras of military history. For more information visit the Minnesota Historical Society website here

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