I discovered the website NationalDayCalendar.com, which lists the titles and historical information of each month’s days and weeks to be celebrated and commemorated, as well as the various titles given to each month. Examples in May are: Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, annually); Mother’s Day (the first Sunday in May); National Blame Someone Else Day (May 13, 2022, which falls on the first Friday-the-13th of a year. It falls on Jan. 13 in 2023.); and Nurses’ Week (May 5 -12, annually).
Some titles for the month of May are: Get Caught Reading Month; Mental Health Awareness Month; Older Americans Month; Jewish-American Heritage Month; Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month; and Mental Health Awareness Month.
Many of the titles of the days/weeks/months encourage/help folks to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions and history of certain groups. Often, this focus can also be an education on the atrocities certain groups have experienced/experience. It is sad that humans continue to abuse/mistreat/abandon others.
The God Was sat shaking its head,
distressed by hearing what was said
by humans who lied and distorted facts
and unconscionably committed barbaric acts.
Compassion and ethics! Where now were they?
Why were they so lacking in life today?
It seemed that for humans a major new creed
now embraced selfishness, cruelty and greed
and the worship of humans, who weren’t very smart,
who’d destroy the world or at least play a part.
… Good brains humans had originally had.
Were they now stupid or had they gone mad?
From Our Future, by Peggy Tarr
I am saddened by the senseless attacks on people and/or efforts to exterminate people within and without the USA.