What Is the Month of May Known For?

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May is the fifth month of the year. There are 31 days and three notable holidays that are observed during the month: Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and Memorial Day.

Cinco de Mayo, Spanish for the "fifth of May," is the celebration of Mexico's victory over France in the Battle of Puebla. Mother's Day is the celebration of mothers. It was made an official holiday in 1914 and is observed on the second Sunday in May. Memorial Day is the celebration of the men and women who died while serving in the United States military. It is observed on the last Monday in May. Other events during the month include May Day, Haitian Heritage Month, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mental Heath Awareness Month.