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Holidays in May - by James Pickard
Cinco de Mayo is observed on May 5 and celebrates the defeat of the French Army during the Battle of Puebla in Mexico on May 5, 1862. It is not actually Mexico’s Independence Day. It is a day to celebrate the culture, achievements and experiences of people with a Mexican background who live in the United States. Celebrate with food and drink!
A limerick is a very short, humorous, nonsense poem. National Limerick Day celebrates these poems, made popular by Edward Lear’s book “Book of Nonsense” published in 1846. By following rules of five lines, and a particular rhythm, officially described as anapestic trimeter, anyone can create one. Celebrate and give it a try!
Bike to Work Day falls on the third Friday in May and people are encouraged to take their bicycle to work. Studies have shown that biking is not only good for you and fun, but it raises your happiness level and helps your brain function better. And it saves money you would have spent on gas or bus fair. So strap on you helmet and head to work!
Celebrate one of the cornerstone foods of Western civilization – the hamburger. While the food was originally invented in Germany, it’s popularity spread like wildfire through out the U.S. and Canada. May 28th is earmarked as a day to celebrate the burger!
Yes, even the paperclip has its day of honor. It is about that well-known piece of curved wire that keeps our papers together and organized. The first patent for a “bent wire paper clip” was presented by Samuel B. Fay in the U.S. in 1867. Originally it was used to attach tickets to fabric.