Archive for May 1st, 2011

Did You Know? Countdown to Mother’s Day (05/01)

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore:
Motherhood & Mother’s Day

May 01 : 07 days till Mother’s Day

Did you know that stepmoms in America have their own special holiday?

National Stepmother’s Day is celebrated today, May 1st. Of course, you are welcome to honor your stepmom on Mother’s Day, too!

Mother’s Day is a time of commemoration and celebration for Mom. It is a time of breakfast in bed, family gatherings, and crayon scribbled “I Love You’s.” So join our Mother’s Day festivities as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to Mother’s Day on May 08, 2011!

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Did You Know? Countdown to the Month of May (05/01)

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

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Did You Know?
May 01st

It’s May!

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Month of year: 5th
Days: 31
Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Season: Spring
Horoscope: Taurus, Gemini

History:
It is thought that May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility

Important Observances:
May Day (01)
Cinco de Mayo (05)
Mother’s Day (08)
Memorial Day (30)

Notable Birthdays:
Pres. Harry Truman (08)
Malcolm X (19)
Cher (20)
Sally Ride (26)
Pres. J F Kennedy (29)

Anniversaries:
V-E Day
Academy Awards
1st US Same-Sex Marriage

Visit our website for more Facts, Figures, & Folklore About the Month of May.

Happy May,
louie and the holiday elves

(May 01) Today we’re celebrating . . .  May Day

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

May Day
May Day itself is really a day of multiple celebrations. While its a celebration of Springtime, traditionally celebrated with a Maypole, throughout most of the world May 01st is known as International Workers Day.

Similar to the US Labor Day, May Day has become an international celebration of the social and economic achievements of the working class and labor movement and is marked by massive street rallies led by workers, their trade unions, anarchists and various socialist and communist parties.*

* source: wikipedia: May Day
photo credit: May Day – samsaundersleeds

Its May! (And I Feel Fine)

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

05012007s.jpgWelcome to the month of May!

Its spring and the garden’s in bloom. We’ve got Mother’s Day coming up, Stepmother’s Day too. As well as the traditional start of summer (Memorial Day). And lets not forget the guacamole and margaritas for Cinco de Mayo!

Here are some facts about the month of May

May has 31 days and is the 5th month of the year. May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility.
Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Season: Spring
Horoscope: Taurus, Gemini

Important Observances:
May Day (01st), Stepmother’s Day (01st), Cinco de Mayo (05th), Mother’s Day (08th), Memorial Day (30th)

Noteable Birthdays:
Pres. Harry Truman (08)
Malcolm X (19)
Cher (20)
Sally Ride (26)
Pres. J F Kennedy (29)

Anniversaries:
V-E Day (08)
1st US Same-Sex Marriage (17)

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