May Calendar

Cinco De Mayo History

Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s victory over France during  the Franco-Mexican War.  During Mexico’s war with France, the US was engaged in its Civil War. Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican victory at the Battle of Puebla. This battle was a significant turning point for the US nts and Things to Do

  • Attend a Cinco de Mayo Festival.  Popular such festivals can be found in San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago and Houston.
  • Go eat or have drinks at a Mexican restaurant.

May 31 World No Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day serves to generate awareness about the health risks of tobacco use and to advocate for more effective policies that can help reduce worldwide tobacco use. Tobacco, a brown product prepared by curing the leaves of a tobacco plant, is believed to have originated thousands of years ago somewhere in the Americas. It was later discovered by Christopher Columbus and subsequently introduced to the rest of the world. Tobacco contains the alkaline nicotine, a stimulant which makes tobacco very addictive. Tobacco use is known to cause a myriad of cancers and according to the World Health Organization, is the largest preventable cause of death and disease today.

In 1987, the World Health Organization established World No Tobacco Day in an effort to draw attention to the risks of tobacco use and move towards safer and better public health for all.  Since then, World No Tobacco Day has evolved into an important annual event that generates awareness for other tobacco related issues such as illegal trade, secondhand smoke and tobacco control.

May

Lawns―Once your brown turf has turned green, it is time to fertilize on a regular basis. Some warm-season grasses, such as hybrid Bermuda and Zoysia types, like high-nitrogen-based lawn fertilizers. Some turf, such as centipede, needs little or no fertilizer and minimal amounts of nitrogen. Remember high-nitrogen fertilizers always have a large first number in the ratio listed on the bag. Be sure to apply according to label directions to prevent burning your lawn.

Pruning―Once plants have leafed out, it is time to make a final pruning to remove winter damage. Always cut the limb or shoot back to live wood. If the damage to the plant is severe, you might consider replacing it.

Annuals―It’s time to finish planting your summer annuals, such as petunias, marigolds, salvia, and impatiens. If the plants are in pots or trays, make sure the roots are not so matted they can’t expand outward into the soil easily. If they are, gently pull the roots apart.

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2 Responses to May Calendar

  1. Timothy Price says:

    People celebrate Cinco de Mayo here. We share a border with Mexico. But it’s mostly an excuse for a party and getting drunk. It’s a non-event for me. I eat New Mexican food every day. It’s much more spicy and way more exciting than Mexican food.

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  2. angela1313 says:

    I totally agree New Mexican food is great. Better than Tex mex or Americanized Mexican food. I worked with a guy from down near Acapulco, his food was different but also flavorful. I don’t think we get a lot of the regional stuff that might probably be delicious.

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