1. May 1: May Day
The international workers’ holiday isn’t typically celebrated as widely in the US – our Labor Day tends to steal its thunder. But this year, why not raise a glass in solidarity with workers around the world? Where to celebrate: Invasive Species Brewery and Taproom. Celebrate workers by drinking local, independent beer brewed by workers in your neighborhood.
2. May 5: Cinco de Mayo
This celebration of Mexico seems to get bigger every year, as it should. Where to celebrate: Rocco’s Tacos. The Las Olas Mexican cuisine masters’ CDM party is tough to beat.
3. May 13: Mother’s Day
This one seems self-explanatory. C’mon everybody, treat Mom right. Where to celebrate: Steak 954. From mid-morning on Sundays, the oceanfront spot goes from steak to brunch with style.
4. May 16: Ramadan begins
Yes, it’s about fasting during the day – but did we mention the amazing food on offer when the sun goes down? Where to celebrate: Shishka Lebanese Grill. Sumptuous Lebanese food at Pompano Citi Place.
5. May 28: Memorial Day
A long weekend, but also a day for reflection and gratitude. Where to celebrate: We recommend a classic South Florida meal at the Rustic Inn, followed by a visit to the nearby Naval Air Station Fort Lauderdale Museum.