Hola, vecinos! (That's Hello, Neighbors in Spanish) Is this year going by fast or what? May is here and we have Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day and Memorial Day, to name a few important events and celebrations. Pretty soon, June will come and we will be able to celebrate the most important day of the year! FATHER'S DAY! (Come on, now, THAT'S funny!) Anyway, I hope everyone is still practicing being safe in the neighborhood. The last thing we need is for someone to be injured because someone else was in a hurry. Prom has just finished for many high schools, so the end of the school year is fast approaching. Practice safety. Remember, practice makes perfect, only if you practice perfect. Enjoy this time of the year!
Mother's Day celebrates and honors mothers everywhere. Australia, India, Canada, United States of America and many other countries celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday of May. In the United Kingdom, Mother's Day or Mothering Sunday is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of Lent.
What is May is Bike Month? It is a month long effort and campaign that promotes bicycles as a mode of transportation. The aim is for as many people as possible to ride bikes while running errands, commuting to work, actually working, or for recreation and health. With more people riding, the number of autos on the road decreases. A direct result of that is better air quality and less traffic congestion. In theory it also focuses attention on the need for greater investment in bicycle infrastructure and facilities. Who knew?
Memorial day is a US holiday to honor and remember those who died while serving in the military. Memorial day was formerly known as Decoration Day. In 1971, Congress declared it a national holiday. It also marks the unofficial start to the summer season.
This video put a smile on my face. I hope it does yours, as well! Enjoy, Longhills Village!