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May 2020 Calendar
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Moon Phases Calendar for May 2020
If you like to follow lunar calendar or moon phases then here is something you would like to know. The first of the four primary moon phases of May 2020 will be Full Moon on 7 May. Full moon of the month May is also called the Flower Moon. It’s because the flowers bloom in this month in the Northern hemisphere.
After full moon on 7 May, it will be 3rd Quarter on 14 May. New moon and first quarter moon phase will be on 22 May and 29 May respectively.
What is the month of May?
Naming May – Maia’s Month
May is the 5th month of year in both Gregorian calendar and Julian calendar. It comes between April and June. Earlier Roman calendars had May as the 3rd month of year. After the addition of January and February as the beginning months of calendar, May became the fifth month of year.
May got its name from a Greek Goddess named Maia. People also identify her with Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea. Roman poet Ovid gave a second etymology regarding the naming of May. According to him, May got its name from a Latin word maiores. Maiores means elder people in English. He also said that June got its name from Latin term iuniores which means young people. There is no particular evidence to any of the theories.
Old English name of May is Maius. In Latin, May is Maius mensis which means month of Maius. Also, in French, it’s just May.
History of May
Today, May is the 5th month of calendar. Previously used, Julian calendar, also had May as the 5th month. But originally, it was the 3rd month of calendar. Earlier versions of Roman calendar had May as the 3rd month of year. In those days, calendar had only 10 months. Beginning month of calendar was also March.
From Third to Fifth Month
Around 700 BCE, both January and February got added to the calendar. These both were the last two months of calendar for around 250 years. Around 450 BCE, January became the 1st and February became the 2nd month of year. This change shifted the position of May to the 5th month of year. After that, no change occurred in the position of May and it’s the 5th month of year until today.
Fifth Month of the Year
May is the 5th month of year. It has 31 days. Out of 12, 7 months have 31 days in one year. May is the 3rd of 7 months to have 31 days in a year after January and March. May 2020 will begin on Friday and finish on Sunday. It also has a very unique characteristic. This month start and finish on same day of week as no other month.
May is spring month in Northern hemisphere and autumn or fall season in Southern hemisphere. This is the month when plants begin to grow. May and November are seasonal equivalents in the opposite hemispheres. It means that if spring comes in May in Northern hemisphere then it will visit Southern hemisphere in November.
Lily of the valley and Crataegus monogyna are the birth flowers of May. Birthstone of May is Emerald. Emerald is a symbol of love and success. Taurus and Gemini are the zodiac signs of May. Taurus is until May 20 and Gemini is from 21 May onwards.
Some of the notable observances of May 2020 are Cinco de Mayo (5 May), Mother’s Day(10 May), Eid-al-Fitr(24 May), and Memorial Day(25 May).
What are the holidays in May 2020?
|May 1||Friday||Kentucky Oaks 2020|
|May 1||Friday||Law Day 2020|
|May 1||Friday||Loyalty Day 2020|
|May 1||Friday||Lei Day 2020|
|May 2||Saturday||Kentucky Derby 2020|
|May 2||Saturday||National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day 2020|
|May 4||Monday||Kent State Shootings Remembrance 2020|
|May 4||Monday||Rhode Island Independence Day 2020|
|May 5||Tuesday||Cinco de Mayo 2020|
|May 6||Wednesday||National Nurses Day 2020|
|May 7||Thursday||National Day of Prayer 2020|
|May 8||Friday||Truman Day 2020|
|May 8||Friday||Victory in Europe Day 2020|
|May 8||Friday||Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2020|
|May 10||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2020|
|May 10||Sunday||Confederate Memorial Day 2020|
|May 11||Monday||Confederate Memorial Day observed 2020|
|May 12||Tuesday||Lag BaOmer 2020|
|May 12||Tuesday||Primary Election Day 2020|
|May 15||Friday||Peace Officers Memorial Day 2020|
|May 15||Friday||National Defense Transportation Day 2020|
|May 16||Saturday||Armed Forces Day 2020|
|May 16||Saturday||Preakness Stakes 2020|
|May 19||Tuesday||Lailat al-Qadr 2020|
|May 20||Wednesday||Emergency Medical Services for Children Day 2020|
|May 21||Thursday||Ascension Day 2020|
|May 22||Friday||National Maritime Day 2020|
|May 22||Friday||Harvey Milk Day 2020|
|May 24||Sunday||Eid al-Fitr 2020|
|May 25||Monday||Memorial Day 2020|
|May 25||Monday||Jefferson Davis’ Birthday 2020|
|May 25||Monday||National Missing Children’s Day 2020|
|May 29||Friday||Shavuot 2020|
|May 31||Sunday||Pentecost 2020|
Cinco de Mayo in the United States
Cinco de Mayo’s celebrations occurs annually on May 5. It commemorates the defeat of the French Empire in Battle of Puebla.
What is the significance of Cinco de Mayo?
It is the Spanish name of this festival. It translates to ‘Fifth of May‘ in English. It’s an important date for the people whose origin is from Mexico. Army of Mexico defeated the French army on this day in 1862 at Battle of Puebla. One should not confuse this festival with the Independence day of Mexico. September 16 is the Independence Day of Mexico.
Americans celebrate this day every year on May 5. On this day people celebrate the culture of Mexico. Stores give special deals on Mexican services on this day. Special deals are on items like drinks, food, and music. Store owners earn good money on this day.
Many cities have a large population of people with origin from Mexico. These cities organize the largest Cinco de Mayo celebrations. These cities include Los Angeles, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Sacramento, etc. Some schools use this day to organize special events to teach the students about this day.
What is the history of festival Cinco de Mayo?
History of this day goes way back to 1861. It was the time when Benito Juarez became the president of Mexico. Mexico was in financial turmoil at that time. That was why President Juarez issued a suspension on foreign payments. This suspension was for two years. In reply, France, Spain, and Britain sent their forces to Veracruz to claim their debt.
Mexico was able to come on terms with Britain and Spain. While France declined this offer. Napolean III was the ruler of France at that time. He decided to build his empire in Mexico through this opportunity. French naval forces attacked Veracruz later in 1861. They forced the Mexican government and President Juarez to retreat. Hence, around 6000 French troops started to move towards Puebla de Los Angeles for an attack. Puebla was a small town in the East Central Mexico. President Juarez then sent a force of 2000 men to fight the French troops. Most of them were either mixed ancestry or native Mexicans.
The battle between the two countries finally ended on 5 May 1862. French troops ran away from the battle. French had already lost 500 men by that time. While Mexico had lost fewer than 100 men. It was not a very big victory in terms of war. But it was a symbolic win for the government of Mexico.
Many people confuse Cinco de Mayo with the anniversary of defeat and expulsion of French troops from Mexico. It happened in 1867 when French finally withdrew from Mexico. While Cinco de Mayo is the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over French in the battle of Puebla. It happened on 5 May 1862 and hence the celebrations occur on 5 May every year.
What are the traditions of festival Cinco de Mayo 2020?
It is a day of celebrations and pride for the Mexicans. Though this day is not a public holiday in the United States still the celebrations are quite visible in many cities. Many cities, especially from South-West, organize large celebrations and local parades on this day.
Cinco de Mayo festivities are on 5 May 2020. Additionally, a lot of people hold banners in the streets and schools teach their pupils about this holiday and its history. Many people dress up in Mexican outfits just for this day. Vendors sell traditional Mexican food, Mexican clothing, and many other patriotic accessories for the Americans of Mexican origin.
Many people cook traditional Mexican dishes on this day like tacos, salsa, enchiladas, and tortilla chips. Many people also organize parties with their Mexican origin friends and families. The Mexican flag has Green, White and Red color. People often wear clothing of these colors in the parties on this day.
People decorate their houses with balloons, flowers, and streamers. Traditional Mexican folk music is also played at the parties on this day. Traditional Mexican dance also becomes a part of the celebrations with Mexican music. People of Mexican origin follow all of these traditions all over the world.
When is Cinco de Mayo in 2020?
Cinco de Mayo 2020 is on Tuesday, May 5. Its date remains the same while the day of week keeps on changing every year. In 2019, it was on Sunday while in 2020 it will be on Tuesday. Every year, the day of week goes forward by one day while in case of a leap year it goes forward by two days. In 2020, it went forward by two days from Sunday to Tuesday because it is a leap year.
It is not a federal holiday in the USA. All the schools and government organizations run as usual on this day. Some schools may also organize special events to teach the kids about this day and its history. The public transportation also runs smoothly on this day.
Very less people are on the roads for this day in many cities. Some cities have a large population of Mexican origin citizens. In such cities, some roads may be blocked because of parades and other outdoor events. It is good to check the traffic before traveling in such areas. Nobody likes to get stuck in traffic.
Dates for Cinco de Mayo from 2019 to 2029
|Date||Day of the week||Year|
|May 5, 2019||Sunday||Cinco de Mayo 2019|
|May 5, 2020||Tuesday||Cinco de Mayo 2020|
|May 5, 2021||Wednesday||Cinco de Mayo 2021|
|May 5, 2022||Thursday||Cinco de Mayo 2022|
|May 5, 2023||Friday||Cinco de Mayo 2023|
|May 5, 2024||Sunday||Cinco de Mayo 2024|
|May 5, 2025||Monday||Cinco de Mayo 2025|
|May 5, 2026||Tuesday||Cinco de Mayo 2026|
|May 5, 2027||Wednesday||Cinco de Mayo 2027|
|May 5, 2028||Friday||Cinco de Mayo 2028|
|May 5, 2029||Saturday||Cinco de Mayo 2029|
What do you do on Cinco de Mayo?
Cinco de Mayo holiday is on 5 May 2020. Americans of Mexican origin feel proud on this day. They celebrate it in various different manners throughout the country. There are visible celebrations in the areas with large populations of American-Mexicans.
Many people wear patriotic or traditional Mexican clothes on this day. These clothes are mostly of green, white and red color. It is because these colors form the Mexican flag. Some people organize parties also. These parties include friends and families.
Store owners sell items designed especially for the Mexican origin people. These items are generally clothes, food, etc. People love to decorate on this day. Many people cook traditional Mexican food on this day. Popular Mexican dishes are tacos, tortilla chips, and salsa.
Mother’s Day in the United States
Mother’s Day celebrations occur on the 2nd Sunday of May every year. It will be on 10 May in 2020.
What is the significance of Mother’s Day 2020?
Mother’s Day honors all the mothers and also mother-like figures in the world. Mother like figures includes stepmother, grandmother, great grandmother, and also a foster mother. This day recognizes their contribution to our life and society.
Mothers are the base of our life. Their contribution to our life and society is unmatchable. This day gives us a chance to recognize their value in our life. Therefore, Mother’s Day is a very significant holiday for every American. It will be on 10 May in 2020.
Gift shops start promoting their Mother’s Day gift items a few days before Mother’s Day. A lot of people give gifts to their Moms on this day. Chocolate, flowers, candy, special treats, and jewelry are common Mother’s Day gifts. Special treat can be a trip to spa or beauty treatment or anything else that she loves.
Some schools celebrate this festival in a beautiful fashion. They inspire the students to create handmade gift cards for their moms to gift on Mother’s Day. It also helps in generating a strong bond between the student and mom.
What is the history of Mother’s Day?
It is not clear until today that who started the celebrations of Mother’s day. Different people have different answers to this question. Many people believe that Julia ward and Anna Jarvis were important characters in starting the Mother’s day celebrations.
Many others believe that Juliet Calhoun Blakely was the first one to initiate this occasion. It is a 1800s story in Albion, Michigan. Her sons honored her every year. They requested others also to do so for their mothers.
It was around 1870 when Julia Ward called for an annual Mother’s day celebration. She wanted to encourage armament and pacifism amongst women. She sponsored Mother’s day celebrations for around 10 years in Boston. After that, it ended.
Then in 1907, Anna Jarvis held a private celebration of Mother’s Day to remember her mother. She also organized Mother’s Day work clubs in Grafton, West Virginia. These clubs were to improve cleanliness and Health. She wanted Mother’s Day to be a widely celebrated holiday. Later, a clothing merchant named John Wanamaker supported her campaign financially.
She arranged a service in a Church in Grafton, West Virginia in 1908. 407 kids and their mothers attended it. It was officially the first-ever Mother’s day celebrations. That church is now an international Mother’s day shrine. It is a tribute to mothers. It also has been termed a National Historic Landmark. The name of that church is St. Andrew’s Methodist Church.
Mother’s day will be on 10 May in 2020. Now people generally recognize this day as a day to honor the mothers and mother-like figures all around the world. It took a lot of struggle in the past to establish this day. Therefore, we all should honor our mothers on this day and recognize the importance of this day.
What are the traditions of Mother’s Day 2020?
Mother’s Day is a day to honor all the moms around the world. People give gifts to their mothers on this day. Not only mothers but grandmothers, great grandmothers, stepmoms, aunt and foster moms also feel this honor. Sending cards with special lines for mothers is a popular tradition of Mother’s Day.
People who work far from home try to visit their mothers at home. Mother’s Day is not a federal holiday in the USA. All the businesses and government organizations follow their regular Sunday schedule on this day. Because it falls on a Sunday every year, Schools stay close on this day.
Popular Mother’s Day gifts are clothes, flowers, chocolate, candy, jewelry, and treats. Gift shops also make good sales around this day. You can also see special Mother’s Day gifts outside gift shops around this time.
Some people give their mothers a special treat on this day. Many take their mother for dinner in the restaurant. Some take her to a beauty salon or spa or on a trip to her favorite destination. Few schools also have a tradition of inspiring kids to create self-made gift cards for their mothers before Mother’s Day.
When is Mother’s Day 2020?
Mother’s Day 2020 is on Sunday, May 10. It comes on 2nd Sunday of May every year. Therefore, the day of week remains the same every year. While the date keeps changing every year. Mother’s Day celebrations always occur between 8 May and 14 May. In 2020, it is will be on 10 May while in 2021 it will be on May 9.
Mother’s Day is not a public holiday in the United States. All the businesses, stores and organizations follow their regular Sunday schedule on this day. All the schools in the United States stay close on this day because of Sunday.
Gift shops attend more customers before and on Mother’s Day. Its because people buy gifts for their mothers to gift them on this day. Restaurants are also busier than usual on this occasion. Its because many people take out their mothers for a special dinner.
Many people travel from other cities to meet their mothers. These are the people who live or work in cities far from home. But it doesn’t disturb the highways. All public transportation works smoothly on this day.
Dates for Mother’s Day from 2019 to 2029
|Date||Day of the week||Year|
|May 12, 2019||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2019|
|May 10, 2020||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2020|
|May 9, 2021||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2021|
|May 8, 2022||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2022|
|May 14, 2023||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2023|
|May 12, 2024||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2024|
|May 11, 2025||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2025|
|May 10, 2026||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2026|
|May 9, 2027||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2027|
|May 14, 2028||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2028|
|May 13, 2029||Sunday||Mother’s Day 2029|
What do you do on Mother’s Day?
The most common thing to do on Mother’s Day is giving gifts to your mother. People give cards with beautiful Mother’s Day lines and many more gifts to their mother on this day. Everyone tries to make this day special for their mother in some way.
People whose mothers have died display white carnation flowers on their grave. Many kids give handmade cards also to their mother. Some people take their mothers out for a treat in a restaurant or anywhere she likes to go. People living in other cities travel to their hometown to meet their mother. In some houses, the whole family goes out for fun to make their mother feel happy.
Memorial Day in the United States
Memorial Day observances occur on last Monday of May. In 2020, it will be on 25 May.
What is the significance of Memorial Day 2020?
It will be on 25 May 2020. The earlier name of this festival was “Decoration Day”. It remembers all the military personnel who lost their lives in military service for the USA. You can see a lot of people visiting the memorials and cemeteries on this day. Families of recently died militants feel very sad on this day.
The military is obviously a very important part of our nation. It is very much because of the military that we live safely in our houses. We should be thankful for the service of the military. Men & Women who died during military service for the nation deserve the greatest of honors.
Memorial Day was a great initiation to honor the militants who died servicing the nation. Many volunteers also display an American flag on the graves in National Cemeteries. People also consider this day as the unofficial start of Summer in America. While the unofficial start of Autumn happens on Labor Day. Labor Day observances occur on the 1st Monday of September.
What is the history of Memorial Day?
Originally Memorial Day’s name was Decoration day. Its origin goes back to the years after the Civil War. It became a public holiday in 1971. The end of the civil war occurred in 1865. This war took more lives than any other war in the history of the US. The United States has to built the first national cemeteries of the nation post the civil war.
Americans started to pay tributes to the martyred by the late 1860s. Decorating the graves with flowers and then reciting the prayers was how they paid tributes to them. According to some old records, a freed slaves group organized one of the very earliest Memorial Day celebrations. It happened in Charleston, South Carolina.
Waterloo, New York is the official birthplace of this day. The federal government declared it in 1966. Waterloo celebrated Memorial Day for the first time on 5 May 1866. The government chose Waterloo as the official birthplace of this day because it hosted annual Memorial Day. It was a community wide event. All the business organizations stay closed on this day. Residents also decorated soldiers graves with flags and flowers.
Every year a remembrance moment happen at 3 PM local in the USA. It is not clear from where this tradition started. Many places claim that they started the traditions of Memorial Day. But the government declared Waterloo as the official birthplace.
History of this day is complex. Research is also going on to get into the roots of origins of Memorial Day. There is a Memorial Day Research center at Columbus state university. The University of Mississippi is also researching into this topic.
The name of this day changed from Decoration Day to Memorial Day after World War 2. Until 1970, its celebrations occurred on 30 May. The uniform holidays bill passed in 1968. Because of which, the celebration started to occur on last Monday of May. This conversion happened in 1971.
What are the traditions of Memorial Day 2020?
There are many traditions of this day. All the towns and cities organize parades on this day every year. These parades consist of military and veterans organizations’ members. Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York organize the largest parades on this day.
Many people visit the graveyards of the military on this day. All the traditions of this day honor the men and women who died in military service. Many people display flag and flowers on the graves of these dead militants. The flag of the United States flies at half-mast on this day. After noon, the flag comes to its regular position.
Birthday of Jefferson Davis is also on the same day in Mississippi. Many people hold sports and other events to enjoy the weekend. Americans also consider this day as the start of Summer season. This day also has a tradition for fashionists. Fashionists accepts to wear white clothing from this day to labor day. Unfortunately, very few people follow this tradition.
When is Memorial Day 2020?
Memorial Day 2020 is on Monday, May 25. In 2019, it was on 27 May. While in 2021, it will be on 31 May. It’s date changes every year. While the day of week is always Monday. It’s always on the last Monday of May. Date of its observance falls either on 22 May or after 22 May.
Before 1970, it was celebrated on 30 May every year. Uniform Holidays Bill passed in 1968. Because of that, this holiday shifted to last Monday of May. It is a holiday in the United States. All schools and government buildings stay close on this day. Mississippi also celebrates Jefferson Davis’ birthday on this same day.
Most of the public transportation doesn’t run on time. There is congestion in many places due to celebrations. This day also extends the weekend. Therefore, employees may go on vacation during this time. This day also unofficially starts the summer season in the United States.
Dates for Memorial Day from 2019 to 2029
|Date||Day of the week||Year|
|May 27, 2019||Monday||Memorial Day 2019|
|May 25, 2020||Monday||Memorial Day 2020|
|May 31, 2021||Monday||Memorial Day 2021|
|May 30, 2022||Monday||Memorial Day 2022|
|May 29, 2023||Monday||Memorial Day 2023|
|May 27, 2024||Monday||Memorial Day 2024|
|May 26, 2025||Monday||Memorial Day 2025|
|May 25, 2026||Monday||Memorial Day 2026|
|May 31, 2027||Monday||Memorial Day 2027|
|May 29, 2028||Monday||Memorial Day 2028|
|May 28, 2029||Monday||Memorial Day 2029|
What do you do on Memorial Day?
It is a day to honor those militants who lost their lives in the service of the nation. People visit the national cemeteries on this day. Many people volunteer to place American flags on the graves. A lot of people enjoy the parades on this day.
All the schools and businesses stay closed on this day. Therefore, kids and employees are free to go anywhere. This day is less of a remembrance day for the public now. They go on trips or enjoy this however they want.
Fashion-conscious people accept to wear white clothing from this day to labor day. Many people go on a short vacation. Hence, there is congestion on the highways in some areas. If you plan to go out on this day then it will be good to check the traffic before you leave.
This day always falls on or after 22nd in the month May. This extends the weekend and therefore some employees chose to go on a short vacation.
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