- The History of Cinco de Mayo
“The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, The 5th of May, commemorates the victory of the Mexican militia over the French Army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. It is primarily a regional holiday celebrated in the Mexican state capital city of Puebla and throughout the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico, and especially in U.S. Cities with a significant Mexican population.” (MEXONLINE.COM) Read the history of Cinco de Mayo.
- Honor Your Mother
Source: Library of Congress (LOC)
In May we honor our mothers on Mother’s Day. On May 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation making Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May.” (LOC) Read about the history of Mother’s Day and learn about other Mother’s Day material at the Library of Congress.
- Memorial Day
Source: Embassy of the United States of America
Memorial Day was originally celebrated to honor the soldiers killed in the American Civil War, but today it honors the soldiers killed in all American wars. Read about the history and traditions of this holiday on this page.