May 2023 Days of Awareness & Celebration

May 1, 2023

At EDMO, we value inclusivity, authenticity, and connection. We recognize the importance of celebrating diverse cultures, traditions, and experiences to create a more connected world. In this blog post, we're highlighting various holidays, awareness days, and heritage months taking place in May. We invite our EDMO families to join us in celebrating these special occasions and to share any additional awareness days or holidays that resonate with you.

Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month is a time to recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans on the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Learn more about this heritage month by visiting this website and viewing this infographic.

Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM) celebrates the achievements and contributions of American Jews throughout history. Explore the vibrant and varied American Jewish experience by visiting this website and reading this article.

Haitian Heritage Month is an opportunity to celebrate the rich culture, distinctive art, and delicious food of Haiti and its people. Learn more about Haitian Heritage Month by visiting this website and reading this article.

Mental Health Awareness Month aims to raise awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health. Educate yourself on mental health by watching these videos or consider becoming trained in mental health first aid.

On Cinco de Mayo (May 5th), we commemorate Mexico's victory over the Second French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Learn more about this historical event here.

Buddha Day (May 5th) is a Buddhist holiday observed in South Asia, Southeast Asia, Tibet, and Mongolia. Discover more about this special day here.

Memorial Day (May 29th) is a federal holiday in the United States, honoring and mourning U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces. Learn more about this important day here.

In addition to these heritage months and awareness days, we'd like to draw attention to other significant events happening in May:

World Asthma Day (May 2nd)  is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, aiming to improve asthma awareness and care around the world. Learn more here.

World Portuguese Language Day (May 5th) highlights the use and spread of the Portuguese language worldwide. Learn more here.

Samoan Language Week takes place from May 28th to June 3rd. The 2023 theme is "Mitamita i lau gagana, maua'a lou fa'asinomaga," which means "Be proud of your language and grounded in your identity." Learn more here.

At EDMO, we believe in the power of celebrating diversity and fostering connections. We hope you'll join us in honoring these important heritage months, awareness days, and holidays throughout May. Remember, our doors are always open, and we're here to support you on your journey toward self-discovery and cultivating a deep sense of responsibility. Together, we can create a more inclusive, equitable, and connected world.

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