May is Cruise Ship Deaths Awareness Month
May is Cruise Ship Deaths Awareness Month,designated May 1, 2015 by CruiseShipDeaths.com. May has been designated Cruise Ship Deaths Awareness month because it's the not only the kickoff of the cruise ship vacationing season in the Northern Hemisphere, it's also the month with the most amount of notable cruise ship deaths.
Notable Cruise Ship Deaths in the month of May total 28 through 2014 which includes Mother's Day. Mother's Day is the second Monday in May in 85 nations including most English speaking nations including Australia, Canada, United Kingdom and United States as well as many nations in the Caribbean, Europe and South America. Mother Day is also celebrated in May on the first Monday in May in six nations including Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Romania, Spain.
In Mexico, Cinco De Mayo on May 5 is a day of celebration which many cruise lines schedule special cruises to Mexico cruise ship ports. Those cruise ship ports include the popular cruise ship ports of Cozumel, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Mazatlan, Progresso and Costa Maya. Cinco De Mayo is celebrated more by Americans and Mexican Americans, than Mexicans as a whole. The day El Día de la Batalla de Puebla actually documents the Battle of Puebla, Mexico on May 5, 1862 when the Mexican army achieved victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla. Most Americans confuse Cinco De Mayo with Mexico's Independence Day, which is actually held on September 16.
May also includes the American Holiday of Memorial Day, observed on the fourth Monday of May and the Canadian Holiday of Victoria Day. Victoria Day is a Canadian national, statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honors Queen Victoria's birthday.
In the United Kingdom May also has two holidays, the first Monday in May and the Last Monday in May. The two holidays are considered "bank holidays", which produce three day weekends.
In Australia, there are numerous holidays in May, including Mother's Day which is the second Monday, two religious holidays on the last Sunday of May and Whit Monday which is the fourth Monday. Then, there is National Sorry Day on May 26 each year when Stolen Generations is observed.
Stolen generations refer to Indigenous Australians who were forcibly removed from their families and communities until 1969, when the government had a policy of removing Aboriginal children from their parents. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stolen_Generations
In all, other than the cold winter month of December, the warm month of May has more three-day party weekends in the month than any other month, which accounts for many alcohol related deaths.
Cruise Ship Deaths Awareness is not just about those who died due to their own negligence with alcohol and/or drugs or those who jumped overboard with intent to end their lives.
Cruise Ship Death Awareness celebrates the lives of those we call "Bucket Listers", who chose to spend the final days of their life, fulfilling a dream to cruise with those they loved most. This is a group of cruise ship passengers who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, many of them suffering from cancer.
Cruise Ship Death Awareness also celebrates the lives of those who loved to cruise and died doing what they loved most, on the last days of a long life, cruising and relaxing on high seas.