Sunrise: 5:17 A.M., Sunset: 8:05 P.M. For Boston, MA [CHANGE]
Fill a basket with flowers today.
Cinco de Mayo
The holiday of Cinco De Mayo, "The Fifth of May", celebrates the victory of the Mexicans over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. Franceís Napoleon III wanted to establish a French empire in Mexico. On May 5, 1862, his well-trained army was defeated at the Battle of Puebla by a smaller force of Mexican militia. The events of May 5 (Cinco de Mayo) unified the Mexican people during a long struggle to maintain their independence. Today, Mexicans and Mexican-Americans celebrate the outcome of the battle with parades, festivals, and music.
The observance of Mother's Day originated in 1907. Anna M. Jarvis of Philadelphia conceived the idea. On May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May Mother's Day.
Victoria Day (Canada)
Commemorates the May 24, 1819, birthday of Britain's Queen Victoria. It is a legal holiday in all Canadian provinces except Quebec.
Memorial Day, or Decoration Day as it was first known, is a day to honor fallen soldiers and to decorate graves in towns and cities throughout the nation.
Full Flower Moon
Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Depending on the Native American tribe, Mayís Full Moon was called the Full Flower Moon as well as Motherís Moon, Milk Moon, and Corn Planting Moon. The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom.