THAT’S considered a Holiday? Says who? May Holidays


Since the April Holidays Post was so popular I thought I would do it again for the month of May.  Find all of your May Holidays, Monthly, Weekly and Daily Below

Wanting to remain trendy and current I took a moment to google what events were coming up for the rest of the month.  I was stunned to get the list of what had May as the Official Month to celebrate.  As you will see as you read the list some of the things listed make you wonder do they really deserve a day, much less a month?  Who decided they are so special?  Aren’t there other more important things to celebrate?  And how did this list of things get an entire month instead of merely a day or a week.  Is there a committee?  DO you pay to be recognized?  Is it political?  Please please by all means take a moment and read the list and tell me which are your favorites.

The Following Holidays Are Celebrated for the Entire Month of May

May Monthly Observances

ALS Awareness Month  link
American Wetlands Month Link
APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month Link
Arthritis Awareness Month
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Better Hearing & Speech Month Link
Borderline Personality Disorder Month Link
Brain Tumor Awareness Month Link
Carrots and Cauliflower Month Link
Celiac Awareness Month Link
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada): Link
Creative Beginnings Month
EcoDriving Month Link
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Freedom Shrine Month Link
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts From The Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Grapefruit and Kiwi Month Link
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
International Audit Month Link
International Business Image Improvement Month
International Civility Awareness Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month
Latino Books Month
Lupus Awareness Month Link
 Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
Motorcycle Safety Month
National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month Link
National Barbeque Month
National Better Hearing Month Link
National Bike Month Link
National Egg Month Link
National Foster Care Month Link
National Good Car Keeping Month
National Hamburger Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National Inventors Month Link
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (aka NF Month) Link
(World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month Link
National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month Link
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month Link
National Moving Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Physiotherapy Month Link
National Preservation Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month (the food)
National Smile Month  Link
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month
National Tuberous Sclerosis Month Link
National Water Safety Month Link
Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month Link
National Vinegar Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month Link
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month Link
Older Americans Month
Personal History Month Link
Potatoes and Limes Month Link
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month Link
Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month (5/12-6/16)
React Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month  Link
Strike Out Strokes Month
Teen CEO Month
Tennis Month
Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month Link
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 – 6/15) Link
Ultra-violet Awareness Month
Women’s Health Care Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month
National Family Month (5/12 to 6/16)

 May Weekly Observances
Choose Privacy Week: 1-7 Link
International Wildlife Film Week: 4-11
*Dystonia Awareness Week: 5-13 Link
Be Kind To Animals Week: 5-11 (First full Week)
Children’s Mental Health Week: 5-11 Link (First full Week)
Drinking Water Week: 5-11 Link (First Full Week)
Flexible Work Arrangement Week: 5-11 (First full Week)
Goodwill Industries Week: 5-11 (First full Week)
Kids Win Week: 5-11 (First full Week)
National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: 5-11 (Always First Full Week) Link
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 5-11(First full Week)
National Family Week: 5-11 (First full Week)
National Hospital Week: 5-11 Link
National Hug Holiday Week: 5-11
*National Nurses Day and Week: 5-11 Link  Link
National Occupational Safety & Health Day: 5-11 Link  (First Full Week) or Link
National Pet Week: 5-11 Link  (First full Week)
National Raisin Week: 5-11 (Always First Full Week) Link
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 5-11 ( First Full Week) Link
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week: 5-11 (First full Week)
Public Service Recognition Week: 5-11 ( First Week) Link
Update Your References Week: 5-11
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 6-12 Link (First Week)
Intimate Apparel Week: 6-10 (Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8)
*National Wildflower Week: 6-12
National Correctional Officer’s Week: 6-12 Link (First full week in May)
NAOSH Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Teacher Appreciation Week: 6-10 Link (First Full Week)
*Universal Family Week: 10-16 Link
National Tourism Week: 11-18 Link
Food Allergy Awareness Week: 12-18 Link
National Dog Bite Prevention Week: 12-18
National Educational Bosses’ Week: 12-18 Link
National Nursing Home Week: 12-18  (Starts Mother’s Day to Saturday)
National Police Week: 12-18
National Return To Work Week: 12-18 (2nd Full Week)
National Transportation Week: 12-18 (Always Includes the 3rd Friday)
National Women’s Health Week: 12-18 Link
Reading is Fun Week: 12-18  Link  (2nd Full Week)
Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 12-18
Work At Home Moms Week: 12-18
American Craft Beer Week: 13-19  (3rd Week) Link
Children’s Book Week: 13-19 (First full week starting Monday)
National Etiquette Week: 13-17 (Begins 2nd Monday of Full Week)
National Stuttering Awareness Week: 13-19 (Second full Week)
National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 18-25
National Safe Boating Week: 18-24
National Bike to Work Week: 19-25 Link  (3rd Full Week)
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 19-25 Link
National Medical Transcription Week: 19-26 (3rd Week)  Link
National Stationery Week: 19-22
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week: 19-26 (Week before Memorial Day) Link
World Trade Week: 19-25  (3rd Week)
National Backyard Games Week: 20-26 (3rd Week)
International Coaching Week: 20-26
Mudbug Madness Week: 23-26
Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 24-27 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
*Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31
Hurricane Preparedness Week: 26-6/1 Link
Black Single Parents Week: 29-6/4

May Daily Observances
NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Amtrak Day: 1
*Batman Day: 1
*Beltaine: 1 Link
*Executive Coaching Day: 1
*Global Love Day: 1 Link
Great American Grump Out: 1 Link  (First Saturday)
*Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day: 1
*Law Day: 1
*Lei Day: 1
*Loyalty Day: 1
*May Day: 1
*Mother Goose Day: 1
*National Bubba Day: 1
*New Homeowner’s Day: 1
*School Principals’ Day: 1
*Silver Star Day: 1 Link
*Stepmother’s Day: 1
*Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 2
National Day of Prayer: 2 (First Thursday) Link
National Day of Reason: 2 (First Thursday)
*Roberts Rule of Order Day: 2
Bats Day: 3-5 Link
*Garden Meditation Day: 3
*Hug Your Cat Day: 3 Link  (Note: Different sponsor than one on May 12)
*Lumpy Rug Day: 3
*National Special-abled Pets Day: 3
*National Two Different Colored Shoes Day: 3
No Pants Day: 3 (First Friday) Link
*Paranormal Day: 3
*Public Radio Day: 3
Tuba Day: 3  (First Friday) Link
Kentucky Derby: 4  ( First Saturday)
*World Press Freedom Day: 3
Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day: 4  Link  (First Saturday)
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day: 4 Link  (First Saturday)
Free Comic Book Day: 4 Link (First Saturday)
*Intergalactic Star Wars Day: 4 (May the Fourth Be With You!)
*International Firefighters Day: 4 Link
International Space Day: 4 (First Friday) Link
*International Respect for Chickens Day: 4
Join Hands Day: 4 Link  (First Saturday)
National Homebrew Day: 4 Link  (First Saturday)
*National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: 4 Link (First Saturday)
National Scrapbooking Day: 4 (First Saturday) Link
Space Day 4: (First Saturday) Link
*Star Wars Day: 4 Link
*World Give Day: 4
* Cartoonists Day: 5
*Childhood Stroke Awareness Day: 5 Link
*Cinco de Mayo: 5
*International Midwives’ Day: 5 Link
National Infertility Survival Day: 5 (First Sunday)
*Totally Chipotle Day: 5
World Laughter Day: 5 Link  (First Sunday)
International Baby Lost Mother’s Day: 5 (First Sunday) Link
Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of The Bikes Day: 5 (First Sunday)
National Infertility Survival Day: 5 (First Sunday)
Buddah Day: 6
*Joseph Brackett Day: 6
Melanoma Monday: 6 (First Monday)
*No Diet Day: 6
*No Homework Day: 6
*Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day: 6 Link   Link
Accountant’s Day or Accounting Day: 7 Link
Childhood Depression Awareness Day: 7 (First Tuesday)
National Teacher Day: 7 (First Tuesday of the First Full Week)
World Asthma Day: 7 Link  (First Tuesday)
Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity: 8  (Second Wednesday)
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: 8 Link
National Night Shift Workers Day: 8 (Second Wednesday)
National Third Shift Workers Day: 8 (Second Wednesday)
*No Socks Day: 8
Occupational Safety & Health Day: 8 Link  (Wednesday of The First Full Week)
Receptionists Day: 8 (Second Wednesday)
*Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War: 8-9
*V E Day: 8
*World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day: 8
Ascension Day: 9 Link
*National Moscato Day: 9
*Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day: 9 Link
School Nurse Day: 9 Link
Child Care Provider Day: 10 Link  (Friday before Mother’s Day)
Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks A Voice: 10  (2nd Friday)
*Lupus Day: 10
Military Spouse Appreciation Day: 10 Link  (Friday before Mother’s Day)
*Windmill Day: 10
Birthmother’s Day (Saturday before Mother’s Day): 11 Link
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day: 11 Link (2nd Saturday)
*Eat What You Want Day: 11
*Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day: 11
International Migratory Bird Day: 11
Letter Carrier’s  Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day: 11 Link
Mother Ocean Day: 11 (Saturday Before Mother’s Day)
National Babysitters Day: 11 Link  (Saturday before Mother’s Day)
National Miniature Golf Day: 11 (2nd Saturday)
National Windmill Day: 11 (2nd Saturday)
Stay Up All Night: 11 (2nd Saturday)
National Train Day: 11 Link (2nd Saturday)
World Belly Dance Day: 11 Link (2nd Saturday)
*Hug Your Cat Day: 12  Link  (Purina)
*International Nurses Day: 12 Link
*Limerick Day: 12
Mother’s Day: 12
Mothers At The Wall Day: 12
National Doodle Day: 12 Link
*National Nutty Fudge Day: 12  Link
*Odometer Day: 12
World Fair Trade Day: 12
*Frog Jumping Day: 13 Link
*National Chicken Dance Day: 14 Link
*The Stars and Stripes Forever Day: 14
Shavuot: 14
*Underground America Day: 14
*Hyperemisis Gravidarum Awareness Day: 15
*International Day of Families: 15
*International MPS Awareness Day: 15  Link
*National Chocolate Chip Day: 15  Link
*National Tuberous Sclerosis Day: 15  Link
National Women’s Check-up Day: 15 Link (2nd Wednesday)
*Nylon Stockings Day: 15
*Peace Officer Memorial Day: 15
National Employee Health & Fitness Day: 15 Link (3rd Wednesday)
*Straw Hat Day: 15  Link
*Turn Beauty Inside Out Day: 15 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
*Biographer’s Day: 16
*National Sea Monkey Day: 16 Link
Endangered Species Day: 17 Link  (3rd Friday)
International Virtual Assistants Day: 17  (3rd Friday)
NASCAR Day: 17 Link (3rd Friday)
National Bike to Work Day: 17 Link  (3rd Friday)
National Defense Transportation Day: 17  (3rd Friday)
National Pizza Party Day: 17 (3rd Friday)
*Syttende Mai: 17
*World Hypertension Day: 17  Link
*World Information Society Day: 17
*World Telecommunications Day: 17
World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day): 17  Link
Armed Forces Day: 18 (3rd Saturday)
*HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: 18 Link
*I Love Reeses Day: 18 Link
*International Museum Day: 18
*Mother Whistler Day: 18
National Learn To Swim Day: 18 (Saturday of Week Before Memorial Day)
O. Henry Pun-off Day: 18 (3rd Friday)
*Visit Your Relatives Day: 18
*Boys Club Day: 19
*May Ray Day: 19
Mike, The Headless Chicken Day: 19-20 ( Always 3rd weekend) Link
*National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 19 Link
Neighbor Day: 19 (Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend)
Pentecost: 19
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day: 19-21
*Eliza Doolittle Day: 20
*Weights & Measures Day: 20
*American Red Cross Founder’s Day: 21
End of the World or Rapture Party Day: 21 (Prediction)  Link
*I Need A Patch For That Day: 21
*National Endangered Species Day: 21 Link
*National Wait Staff Day: 21
*Sister Maria Hummel Day: 21
Victoria Day: 21 ( Always  celebrated on the weekend before Memorial Day in the US.)
*World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development: 21
*Canadian Immigrants Day: 22
*International Day for Biological Diversity: 22
*National Maritime Day: 22
*Declaration of the Bab Day: 23
*National Taffy Day: 23  Link
*World Crohn’s and Colitis Day: 23 Link
*World Turtle Day: 23
*Brother’s Day: 24
Don’t Fry Day: 24 (Friday Before Memorial Day) Link
Heat Awareness Day: 24  Link
*International Tiara Day: 24
*Morse Code Day: 24 (Some also observe on April 27)
National Wig Out Day: 24 (Always Fri. before Memorial Day)
*Cookie Monster’s Birthday: 25  Link  (See also November 2)
*National Missing Children’s Day: 25
*National Tap Dance Day: 25
*Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day: 25 Link
*Towel Day: 25 Link
International Jazz Day: 25 (Always Sat. before Memorial Day)
Julia Pierpont Day: 25
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day (ARMAD): 25  Link  (Always the Saturday before Memorial Day)
Shavout: 26
Trinity Sunday: 26
*Cellophane Tape Day: 27
Indianapolis 500: 26 (Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend)
Whit Sunday: 27
Memorial Day: 27 (Observed.)  (Traditionally on 30th)
Prayer for Peace Memorial Day: 27
*Sierra Club Day: 28 Link
*Slugs Return From Capistrano Day: 28
*Ascension of Baha’u’Llah: 29
*International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: 29
*Learn About Composting Day: 29
National Senior Health & Fitness Day: 29 Link  (Last Wednesday)
*Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day: 29 Link
World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis): 29 Link  (Last Wednesday)
*Loomis Day: 30
Heat Awareness Safety Day: 31 (Last Friday in May) Link
*What You Think Upon Grows Day: 31
*World No-Tobacco Day: 31

See The Rest of the Months

January Holidays

February Holidays

March Holidays

April Holidays

May Holidays

June Holidays

July Holidays

August Holidays

September Holidays

October Holidays

November Holidays

December Holidays

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