Tomorrow is the day.Contrary to popular belief, Cinco De Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day. The Holiday is a celebration of the Mexican Army’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War, which lasted from 1861-1867. Although Cinco De Mayo seems like a popular holiday in the US, Mexican Independence Day, on September 16, is a much bigger celebration.
In American Culture, Cinco De Mayo has become a holiday for everyone to enjoy festivals, fiestas, Latin food and lots of alcohol for the adult crowd.
Welcome to May everyone. This month is: National Physical Fitness Month (Get on your bikes and Ride!) Mother’s Day occurs on the second Sunday in May. Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May. It is National Salsa Month, National Salad Month, National Egg Month, National Hamburger Month, May 28th is National Hamburger Day. Kentucky Derby is this weekend, and Cinco De Mayo is the 5th. The 4th is National O.J. Day. The 8th is Coconut Cream Pie Day, 13th National Apple Pie Day. The 14th is Buttermilk Biscuit Day, the 15th National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, 23rd National Taffy Day. The 28th National Brisket Day, May 31 is National Macaroon Day.
Birthstone: Emerald, Meaning: Success – Flower:Lily of the Valley, Meaning: Sweetness
Just a few May tidbits, too many to write them all. Enjoy! and have a Wonderful Day!
Celebrate National egg month in May by brushing up on the history and health benefits of this incredible edible.
BREAK THE FAST: During medieval times, eggs, milk and meat were forbidden during Lent. They were traditionally used to break the fast on Easter Sunday.
GOOD FOR YOU: Research has shown that one egg a day won’t increase the risk of heart disease in healthy adults. Plus, eggs have vitamins B12 and D, Riboflavin and Folate.
DYE DESIGN: Red is the most traditional color for dyeing Easter eggs, and it remains the most common color used today, especially in countries with Orthodox faiths.
ON A ROLL: The first White House Egg Roll took place in 1878 with President Hayes and his wife, Lucy. Today’s youngsters gather on the south lawn the Monday after Easter for this traditional event, which is open to the public.
A NO-FAIL METHOD FOR HARD-BOILED EGGS: Place eggs in a single layer in a large saucepan. Add cold water to cover the eggs by 1 inch. Bring to a rapid boil over high heat. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. For extra large eggs, let stand for 18 minutes. Drain, then place in a bowl with ice and water. When completely cooled,drain. To peel, gently tap eggs on the countertop and roll between the palms of your hands.
HAPPY EASTER FROM SHOPWORNDESIGNS!
Information from: Publix Family Style Magazine.