May 13th Is Mother’s Day

May 3rd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

This year, Mother’s Day in the United States falls on May 13th. Always the second Sunday in May, Mother’s Day is a special day set aside to honor mothers, motherhood, and maternal bonds in general, as well as the positive contributions mothers make to society. The history of Mother’s Day is long and vast; with […]

May 12th Is International Migratory Bird Day

May 2nd, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Observed across country lines, International Migratory Bird Day is devoted to celebrating and bringing attention to one of the most important animal events in the Americas – bird migration. International Migratory Bird Day occurs twice a year – on the second Saturday in May in the United States and Canada, and in October in Mexico, […]

May 6th-12th Is International Compost Awareness Week

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Held each year during the first full week of May, International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative to come from the compost industry. The week-long celebration is a multi-media publicity and education event meant to showcase composting and compost products, through large scale commercial composting as well as composting […]

May 6th-12th Is National Pet Week

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Widely celebrated throughout the United States from May 6th to May 12th, National Pet Week is dedicated to promoting responsible pet ownership, while honoring the human-animal bond, and supporting the public’s awareness of veterinary medicine. There are many great responsibilities that come with pet ownership, perhaps the most important of which is having a good […]

May 5th-13th Is National Travel And Tourism Week

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Falling on the first full week of May each year, the 2012 National Travel and Tourism Week is from May 5th to May 13th this year. First celebrated in 1984, National Travel and Tourism Week involve events at the local, state, and national level, all promoting the travel business. It was established as National Tourism […]

May 5th Is Cinco de Mayo

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Spanish for “fifth of May”, Cinco de Mayo is a held on May 5th of each year and is celebrated by thousands of people throughout the United States and regionally in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla. In America the day is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride, commemorating freedom and democracy during […]

May 1st Is May Day

April 30th, 2012 by Craig Mullins

Dating back to ancient times, May Day is a traditional spring holiday festival for many cultures of the northern hemisphere, always held on May 1st. The earliest known May Day celebrations occurred pre-Christianity, with the pagan festival of Flora (the Roman goddess of flowers). The May Day holiday is related to the Celtic festival of […]