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May
4
Sat
Kentucky Derby Day
May 4 all-day

Kentucky Derby Day marks the first leg in the three-event series known worldwide as the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing. The Kentucky Derby is held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky each year on the first Saturday of May. Many traditions, formal and informal, are associated with attendance at the Derby. The Mint Julep became the official drink of the Derby in 1939, though they have been served since the first Derby Day horse race held in 1875. Formal dress for ladies and gentlemen is standard, along with stylish ladies hats often designed especially for the race. Since 1921, Stephen Foster’s song “My Old Kentucky Home” has been sung before the race. Awarding a garland of roses to the winning horse began in 1896.

Churchill Downs racetrack also has an interesting history. The idea for a Louisville Jockey Club was developed by Meriwether Lewis Clark (grandson of William Lewis of the famous Lewis and Clark Expedition) around 1872-73. The site leased by Clark was named after Samuel Churchill (1812 – 1890), a prominant attorney and Secretary Of State in Kentucky. The company that operates Churchill Downs has changed names and ownership over the years. The racetrack is currently owned by Churchill Downs Incorporated, a public corporation traded on NASDAQ that operates various racing, wagering and entertainment businesses.

If you can’t make it to the track on Derby Day, hold a watch party with friends and family or look for a sports bar nearby that celebrates the Derby spirit.

Cheers!

#KentuckyDerbyDay #DerbyDay

May
13
Mon
National Apple Pie Day
May 13 all-day
National Apple Pie Day

National Apple Pie Day celebrates one of America’s favorite and most versatile combinations of fruit, pastry and so much more! Apple pie may be an American favorite, but the first known recipes for apple pie appeared more than 900 years ago in England. Regardless, the terms “for mom and apple pie” and “as American as mom and apple pie” were commly expressed by soldiers in World War II when asked why they joined the military. A car company mentioned applie pie in an advertising slogan that some may remember – “Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet.”

Whether you like your pie served hot out of the oven, cooled on the window sill, or topped with whipped cream or ice cream, enjoy a slice (or two) of apple pie today.

National Apple Pie Day is celebrated annually on May 13th.

#NationalApplePieDay #ApplePieDay

May
14
Tue
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 14 all-day
May
16
Thu
National Mimosa Day
May 16 all-day
National Mimosa Day

National Mimosa Day celebrates one of the most common and easy to make adult beverages served at brunch in America. Start with half a flute of your favorite Champagne or sparkling wine, add an equal part of orange juice, then garnish with an orange slice on the rim of the glass and there you have it – a Mismosa! Mismosa recipes date back to the 1920’s and can vary greatly. Depending on your mood, taste, or selection of foods served alongside, the proportions of wine/orange juice can vary. Some also prefer a fresh strawberry or other tangy fruit as a garnish.

National Mimosa Day is celebrated annually on May 16th.

#NationalMismosaDay
#MimosaDay #Mimosa

May
25
Sat
National Wine Day
May 25 all-day
National Wine Day

National Wine Day is a celebration of all things wine – from growing the grapes to sipping the final product.

Celebrated annually on May 25th in the United States.

Cheers!