May 1st is... (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, May 01, 2016 | 0 comments
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May Special DaysMay Day/Lei DayMay Day
-- May 1st, often called May Day, just might have more holidays than any other day of the year. It's a celebration of Spring. It's a day of political protests. It's a neopagan festival, a saint's feast day, and a day for organized labor. In many countries, it is a national holiday. Source
Read: May Day/Lei Day

Free Printables:
Flower Coloring Page
May Printables

A Lei for Every DayLei Day

-- In 1929, Lei Day was made an official holiday in the territory, a tradition which was interrupted only during the years of World War II, and which continues today. Everyone is encouraged to wear a lei. Festivities were held downtown with hula, music, lei making demonstrations and exhibits and lei making contests. Source
Read: A Lei for Every Day

Free Printables:
Lei Coloring Page
Hawaii Printables
May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii
Hawaiian Lei Craft

The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest CreaturesSave a Rhino Day
-- There are multiple threats to rhinos survival, nearly all of which are caused by humans. Over the past few decades, drastic decline in population numbers has been fueled by the illegal rhino horn trade, habitat loss and political conflict. Poaching of rhino horn for the production of traditional Chinese medicine is the greatest threat facing rhino today. Source
Read: The Last Rhinos: My Battle to Save One of the World's Greatest Creatures

Free Printables:
Rhino Coloring Page
Rhino Activities

Trust Me: A Loyalty StoryLoyalty Day
-- The day of parades of veterans, drum and bugle corps, Boy Scouts, visits to national shrines and doing things in the honor of the patriots. Schools, churches, fraternal societies and different organizations come alive to sponsor these events. Source
Read: Trust Me: A Loyalty Story

Free Printables:
American Flag colouring pages
Loyalty Lesson Plans

My Very First Mother GooseMother Goose Day
-- founded in 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar in tandem with the publication of her book, Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature (MFarland Pub.). The day is now listed in many calendars of events and celebrated throughout the United States. It has been noted by municipalities, a cereal producer, banks, etc. and has a particular appeal to Kindergarten-Primary grades, libraries, and nursing homes. Source

Read: My Very First Mother Goose

Free Printables:
Mother Goose Colouring Pages
More Mother Goose Colouring Pages

Yom Ha Shoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day)
- observed as Israel's day of commemoration for the approximately six million Jews and five million others who perished in the Holocaust as a result of the actions carried out by Nazi Germany and its accessories, and for the Jewish resistance in that period. Source

Free Printables:
Jewish Holiday colouring pages
Holocaust Remembrance Day printables

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