Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day - May 11, 2021 (Tuesday of National Women's Health Week)
World Ego Awareness Day
2021 Weekly Holidays that include May 11, are:
Armed Forces Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the Third Sunday in May)
Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2021
International Wildlife Film Week - April 17 - May 15, 2021
National Etiquette Week - May 10-14, 2021 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
National Hospital Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second week in May)
National Nurses Week - May 6-12
National Nursing Home Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
National Police Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Full Week in May)
National Prevention Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Third Week in May)
National Public Gardens Week - May 7-16, 2021
National Return to Work Week - May 9-15, 2021
National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Full Week in May)
National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 10-16, 2021
National Women's Health Week - May 9-15, 2021
Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 9 - June 20, 2021
Ramadan - Evening of April 12, 2021 - Evening of May 11, 2021
Reading is Fun Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Full Week in May)
Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Starts on Mother's Day)
Salvation Army Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Week in May)
Spring Astronomy Week - May 10-16, 2021 (Has Spring Astronomy Day in the Week)
Universal Family Week - May 10-16
Work at Home Mom's Week - May 9-15, 2021
World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11
2021 Monthly Holidays that include May 11, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our May Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of May.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events (Date Order)
Cannes International Film Festival - May 11-22, 2021 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.
The Astrological Sign for May 11 is Taurus.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for May are:
The Lily of the Valley - Humility, Chastity and Sweetness - signifies a return to happiness
The Birthstone(s) for May is the Emerald which is a symbol of rebirth and is believed to grant the owner foresight, good fortune, and youth.
1852 - Charles W. Fairbanks, American politician who was the 26th U.S. Vice President from 1905 to 1909 (d. 1918)
1888 - Irving Berlin - American pianist and composer (d. 1989)
1946 - Robert Jarvik, American cardiologist who developed the artificial heart
1889 - John Cadbury, English businessman who founded the Cadbury Company (b. 1801)
1960 - John D. Rockefeller Jr., American businessman (b. 1874)
1981 - Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and songwriter (Bob Marley and the Wailers) (b. 1945)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1963 - John Turner, the Prime Minister of Canada marries Geills McCrae Kilgour
2001 - Actress Suzanne Pleshette marries actor Tom Poston
Quote of the Day
Universal Family Week is May 10-16! Reach out and keep in touch with your family this week where ever they are. If they live close enough, plan a time to get together and hang out!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
National Children's Book Week is May 4-10, 2020. In Kerry's Healthy Kids section on her Healthy Diet Habits website, she recommends a book called "Heroes - People who Made a Difference in Our World", by Dr. Harold J. Sala.
It was an amazing book, where we learned about 100 different heroes in our world, who would never probably be written up in People Magazine. They were each extraordinary, and real heroes, who displayed courage and great character!