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May 5, 2017
Cinco de Mayo
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A festival of Mexican pride and heritage in the United States to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862
May 6, 2017
National Nurses Day
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On National Nurses Day celebrations and receptions are held across the United States to honor the work of nurses. Among the most popular activities are banquets, state and city proclamations, and seminars. Many nurses receive gifts or flowers from friends, family members, or patients.
May 12, the final day of National Nurses Week, is the birthday of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910). The English nurse became known as the founder of professional nursing, especially due to her pioneering work during the Crimean War (1853-1856). Due to her habit of making rounds at night, Nightingale became known as "The Lady with the Lamp".
National Nurses Week was first observed in October 1954, the 100th anniversary of Nightingale's mission to Crimea. May 6 was introduced as the date for the observance in 1982.
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Mother's Day is held on the second Sunday of May. Mother's Day celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.
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May 29, 2017
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Memorial Day is a US federal holiday which is celebrated every year on the final Monday of May. Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union andConfederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century, Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. from Wikipedia
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