Blog Fodder: Themes For May

May is a month ripe with topics to write about.  As the western world becomes lush preparing for summer, so should our blog stories flourish.

May 1: May Day but also Mother Goose Day.  Almost every American child has grown up listening flowers old cardto Mother Goose tales, like Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood.  Did these stories spur you to read more, or did they upset you as being senselessly scary in some cases?

May 2: Space Day.  Originally created by Lockheed Martin Corporation in 1997 to motivate the youth of America to study math and science. The day has changed to encourage people to gaze upward. Write about the last time you did.

May 3: World Freedom Day. In 1993 the UN General Assembly proclaimed May 3rd each year to be World Press Freedom Day. Celebrate our right to freedom of the press, to blog, to write and share!

May 5: Cinco de Mayo: this Holiday is a day of celebration by Mexicans, and especially the Hispanic community in the United States.  Research the origin of this day, and how your own community rejoices.  This is also supposedly “Oyster Day” though instead I think the date should be changed to August to coincide with New Market New Hampshire’s Oyster Festival.

 May 6: This day appears to be shared as it is National Nurse’s Day and National Teacher’s Day.  Write about a nurse in your family, or about the endearing traits of a favorite teacher.

May 11: Mother’s Day (always the second Sunday in May).  The first Mother’s Day was May 10, 1908 in Philadelphia.  Write about your mom.

May 12: Limerick Day.  Write a limerick, or write about Limerick (the town in any location). Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of writer, Edward Lear (1812-1888).

May 15: Police Officer’s Memorial Day was created and established as May 15th by an Act of Congress. Write about a police officer in your family, or about a local memorial dedicated to the service of policemen and women.

May 26: Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday of May. This day is dedicated to service men and women who gave their lives for freedom and country. It is also a time to remember loved ones who have passed away. The roots of Memorial Day observance, goes back to 1865 and the end of the Civil War.



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