May 11

May 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on May 11, include:

  • Eat What you Want Day 
  • Hostess Cupcake Day 
  • National Foam Rolling Day (RE: Massage) 
  • National Twilight Zone Day 
  • 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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.

Astrological Sign

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
  • Hawthorn


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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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

Famous Deaths

  • 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!

Everyone hopes for kids with great character - find out more....

Everyone hopes for kids with great character! The Healthy Diet Habit is: kids need to be filled up with lots of examples of what it means to be a real hero!

This Day in History

  • 1502 - Christopher Columbus leaves Cadiz for his fourth and final trip to America
  • 1846 - President James K. Polk asked Congress for a Declaration of War against Mexico which started the Mexican-American War
  • 1858 - Minnesota is admitted as the 32nd U.S. State
  • 1867 - Luxembourg gains its independence
  • 1910 - Glacier National Park in Montana is established by an act of the U.S. Congress
  • 1927 - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is founded
  • 1949 - Israel joins the United Nations
  • 1953 - An F5 tornado touches down in Waco, Texas, killing 114
  • 1970 - An F5 tornado hits Lubbock, Texas, killing 26 and causing $250 million in damages
  • 1996 - Eight people die during summit attempts on Mount Everest

This Day in Music

  • 1970 - The Long and Winding Road is released by The Beatles
  • 1985 - Crazy For You by Madonna hits #1 in the US. It was written for the movie Vision Quest. (video below)
  • 1988 - Songwriter Irving Bernlin celebrates his 100th birthday
  • 2007 - Hollywood Rock Walk inducts The Mamas & The Papas, Otis Redding and Al Kooper
  • 2008 - Leonard Cohen (Hallelujah) starts his first tour in 15 years in Fredericton, New Brunswick

This Day in Sports

  • 1959 - Yogi Berra of the Yankee's ends his errorless streak of 148 games
  • 1963 - LA Dodger Sandy Koufax beats NY Giants, 8-0 with his 2nd no-hitter
  • 1988 - Mario Andretti records the fastest Indianapolis 500 lap at 221.565 mph

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Atheophobia (noun)

1. Fear or hatred of atheism or atheists.

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