WARSAW — With the arrival of May, here are some highlights for the month:
- May 1 is May Day
- May 5 is Cinco de Mayo
- May 6 is National Nurses Day
- May 6 is National Day of Prayer
- May 7 is Military Spouse Appreciation Day
- May 9 is Mother’s Day
- May 15 is Armed Forces Day
- May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day
- May 31 is Memorial Day
- May 23 is Pentecost
- The May birthstone is the emerald, which symbolizes success and love. May birth flower: Lily of the Valley and Hawthorn.
- People who are born In May have a Zodiac sign of either Taurus or Gemini.
- The name of the month comes from the word Maius. It is associated with Maia, the goddess of spring and growth.
- Fire up the grills! May is National BBQ Month.
- It’s also National Hamburger Month, National Strawberry Month and National Salsa Month.
- The first Saturday in May is known as World Naked Gardening Day.
- On May 5, 1962, Alan Shepard became the first American in space.
- In May 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.
- Crosby, Stills and Nash released their very first album in May of 1969.
- It was once considered bad luck to get married in May, hence the saying, “Marry in May, rue the day.”
- May 1 marks the end of the popular “It’s Gonna Be May” Justin Timberlake memes until next April.
- May 1 — Opening day of the Kosciusko County Farmers & Artisans Market.
- May 1 — Tippy Creek Winery hosts a Cinco De Wino event at noon.
- May 1 — The Kentucky Derby, the world’s most famous horse race, is held on the first Saturday of May.
- May 8 — The Silver Lake Volunteer Fire Department will hold their annual dinner and auction at 4 p.m.
- May 30 — The Indianapolis 500 is held each year in May.
- May 31 — Memorial Day 5K & 1 Mile Kids’ Fun Run event in Winona Lake.