May Holiday Lineup
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
May 1: May Day
May Day is celebrated around the world. In many other countries it is a celebration of spring and the coming of summer. In others, it is celebrated as part of a one- to three-day holiday. In Hawaii it is a state holiday known as “Lei Day.”
May 4: Star Wars Day
May the forth be with you! Star Wars Day is May 4 due to a play on words, because of a famous quote from the science fiction series blockbuster, “May the Force be with you.” Grab some popcorn and have a Star Wars marathon or get out your laser sword and practice for the next invasion from the Evil Empire.
May 5: Cinco De Mayo
This Mexican national holiday translates to “the fifth of May” in Spanish, and is celebrated by many people in the U.S. as well. This day celebrates the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, where the Mexican army defeated the French in an unlikely victory.
May 6: No Diet Day
This holiday goes without much explanation. Use May 6 as a day to appreciate yourself just the way you are!
May 10: Mother’s Day
Since 1908, it’s been all about moms on the second Sunday in May. Whether a biological mother or a motherly figure, celebrate the women in your life that helped you grow or showed you motherly support and comfort.
May 18: Visit Your Relatives Day
Family can be frustrating sometimes, but they are often the ones that are there for you through thick and thin. So, on Visiting Your Relatives Day, show your appreciation for your family and spend some quality time with them.
May 25: Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a U.S. holiday remembering the U.S. men and women who died during military service. All U.S. federal flags are flown at half mass this day in honor of those who gave their lives for our protection. Many local cemeteries will be having Memorial Day services typically hosted by local VFW’s or American Legions.
Special days saluting careers in May
We’d like to recognize all our residents who are celebrating career holidays this month. Thank you for your hard work!
- May 5: National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)
- May 6: National Nurses Day (Wednesday of National Nurses Week)
- May 13: National Receptionist Day
- May 15: Police Officer’s Memorial Day
- May 16: National Armed Forces Day
- May 21: National Waiters and Waitresses Day