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During the month of May — a month named for and dedicated to Mary — Catholics around the world traditionally honor Our Blessed Mother with special devotional services like our May Crowning. The tradition in the United States and many other countries has been for school children to participate in a “May Crowning” ceremony, with a procession of students — girls wearing pretty spring dresses and boys in their “Sunday best”. During the service, a wreath of flowers is placed on a statue of Mary.