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Posted on: April 30, 2021

Notable celebrations in the month of May

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Mental Health Awareness Month raises awareness of people with mental health or behavioral health issues.

Older American Month celebrates the accomplishments of older citizens.

Jewish American Heritage Month, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month recognize their history valuable contributions to society.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo (Mexican-American) commemorates Mexico’s defeat of the French Army, observed primarily by Mexican Americans.

May 8: Armed Forces Day (USA) pays tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Army Forces Day is also part of the Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Saturday of May.

May 9: Mother’s Day honors the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

May 13: Ascension Day (End of Ramadam) marks the day that Jesus ascended to heaven following his crucifixion. Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadam.

May 15: Memorial Day is held annually in the United States in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. It observed in conjunction with Police Week.

May 24: Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25. Initially in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday of Canada sovereign. It informally considered the beginning of the summer in Canada.

May 31: Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. It is observed the last Monday of May.

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