May Holidays (2020)

Mother's Day

May has quite a few noteworthy Holidays and “National” days. From Cinco De Mayo to Memorial Day, May surely is a jam-packed month filled with celebrating, remembering, barbecuing, spending time with family and having fun!

Cinco De Mayo (May 5th):

  • Cinco de Mayo 2020 is a celebration that is observed, yearly, on May 5. It is a day that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory, on May 5, 1862, over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War (1861-1867). In the United States Cinco de Mayo 2020 has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture but should not be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day which is celebrated on September 16.

Mother’s Day (May 10th)

  • Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated annually on the second Sunday of May. It is a day that commemorates motherhood and appreciates all mothers and mother-figures (including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers) as well as their contribution to society.

Memorial Day (May 25th)

  • Memorial Day 2020 formally known as Decoration Day, is a federal holiday observed yearly on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day 2020 is a day that commemorates all men and women who have died while serving in the military for the United States of America.

Full list of National Holiday’s for 2020 here: https://www.calendar-365.com/holidays/2020.html

May Flowers (Thank you April Showers!)

Everyone knows the saying, “April showers bring May flowers”. But, not everyone knows exactly what flowers those showers actually bring. In this article, we will highlight some of the best “May” flowers to plant/grow in your own home garden this spring and summer!

Sunflowers:

  • Sunflowers are very popular. They add a cheerful note to any landscape. When planted in mid-May, they will be fully sprouted by the end of August! These flowers are extremely easy to grow, and under the right conditions they can grow to be as tall as 4 to 5 feet!

Marigolds:

  • Marigold is one of if not the most poplar flower to grow in home or commercial gardens across the United States. Depending on the variety, they can grow to be anywhere between 8 to 36 inches tall. They are most commonly grown in May. Marigolds are often used as ways to get unwanted pests away from fruits and vegetables that may be in your garden.

Cosmos:

  • Cosmos are commonly planted in May because the temperature across the United States is very sustainable for growing. They are very low maintenance and fit in to almost any landscape. They will grow to be between 2 and 3 feet tall and about 1 foot wide. These are great flowers!