May 13

May 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on May 13, include:

  • American Indian Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day - May 13, 2023 (A week before Armed Forces Day)
  • Bereaved Mother's Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Birthmother's Day - May 13, 2023 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • Brunch for Lunch Day - May 13, 2023 (Day Before Mother's Day)
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Day 
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day - (CdLS) May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Cough Drop Day 
  • Frog Jumping Day 
  • IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day 
  • International Hummus Day 
  • International Migratory Bird Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Jamestown Day - May 13, 2023
  • Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Martin Z. Mollusk Day - May 13, 2023 (Saturday of First Full Week in May) 
  • Mother Ocean Day - May 13, 2023 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Apple Pie Day 
  • National Archery Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Babysitters Day - May 13, 2023 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Dog Mom's Day - May 13, 2023 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • National Leprechaun Day 
  • National Miniature Golf Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Train Day - May 13, 2023 (Held on the Saturday closest to May 10th)
  • National Windmill Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Stay Up All Night - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Sun Awareness Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Top Gun Day 
  • Tulip Day 
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Buckfast Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Cocktail Day 
  • World Fair Trade Day - May 13, 2023 (Second Saturday in May)

2023 Weekly Holidays that include May 13, are:

  • Armed Forces Week - May 13-20, 2023 (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the Third Sunday in May)
  • Arson Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Building Safety Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Coaching Week - May 8-14, 2023
  • Kids Win Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 7-13, 2023, and also February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February and May)
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Family Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Herb Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Hospital Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Second week in May)
  • National Hug Holiday Week - May 7-13, 2023
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Pet Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Postcard Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Prevention Week - May 7-13, 2023
  • National Public Gardens Week - May 12-21, 2023 (Friday before to the Sunday after Mother's Day)
  • National Raisin Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Salvation Army Week - May 10-16, 2023
  • National Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Travel & Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Second Week in May)
  • National Wildflower Week - May 8-14, 2023 (First Full Week in May Starting on Monday)
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 8-14, 2023 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Root Canal Appreciation Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Second Week in May)
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 5-14, 2023
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Update Your References Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Week of the Classroom Teacher - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Migratory Bird Day - May 13-14, 2023 (Second Weekend in May)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include May 13, 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.

NOTE:

  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.


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 13 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


Birthstone

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

  • 1868 - Sumner Paine, American target shooter who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece (d. 1904)
  • 1907 - Daphne du Maurier, English writer (Rebecca)
  • 1914 - Joe Louis, American boxer, heavyweight boxing champion from 1937-49
  • 1922 - Beatrice (Bea) Arthur, American actress and singer, (Maude, Golden Girls) (d. 2009)
  • 1931 - Jim Jones, American cult leader who founded the Peoples Temple (Jonestown Massacre) (d. 1978)
  • 1950 - Stevie Wonder, American singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer (You are the Sunshine of My Life)
  • 1978 - Mike Bibby - American basketball player
  • 1986 - Robert Pattinson, English actor and singer (Harry Potter, Twilight series)


Famous Deaths

  • 1961 - Gary Cooper, American actor and singer (High Noon) (b. 1901)
  • 1972 - Dan Blocker, American actor (Bonanza) (b. 1928)
  • 1977 - Mickey Spillane, American mobster (b. 1934)
  • 2013 - Joyce Brothers, American psychologist, columnist, and actress (b. 1927)
  • 2019 - Doris Day - American actress and singer (b. 1922)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1922 - Silent actor Rudolph Valentino weds film costume and set designer Natacha Rambova


Quote of the Day

Joyce Brothers, was an American psychologist who wrote a daily advice column from 1960 to 2013 - she died on May 13, 2013

This quote of hers is so true, once someone has broken your trust, it is very hard to trust them again.  Honesty is so important in a relationship.


Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Cauliflower is a wonderful winter vegetable, a cruciferous vegetable that many people shy away from because they don't cook it right! Nothing worse! If you are one of those people, it's time to retry and relearn how to cook this healthy vegetable full of cancer prevention! It needs to be part of your weekly diet during the winter months!

Cauliflower Tips

Read more about Cauliflower facts and tips from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits!


This Day in History

  • 1568 - Mary, Queen of Scots is defeated by the English at the Battle of Bangside
  • 1787 - Captain Arthur Phillip sets sail from England with 11 ships full of convicts to establish a colony in Botany Bay, Australia
  • 1846 - The U.S. declares war on Mexico, 2 months after fighting begins
  • 1912 - The Royal Flying Corps is formed in the United Kingdom
  • 1918 - The 1st U.S. airmail stamp is issued for 24 cents
  • 1930 - A farmer is killed by hail in Lubbock, Texas
  • 1958 - Rioters attack U.S. VP Richard Nixon in Venezuela
  • 1989 - 2,000 students start a hunger strike in Tiananmen Square, China
  • 1996 - Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in Bangladesh kill 600 people


This Day in Music

  • 1966 - Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones is released
  • 1967 - Somethin' Stupid by Frank and Nancy Sinatra hits #1
  • 1970 - The Beatles movie, 'Let It Be' premieres
  • 1971 - Bridge Over Troubled Water by Aretha Franklin is certified gold
  • 2008 - Frank Sinatra get a 42 cent stamp


Above, is Paint it Black by the Rolling Stones


This Day in Sports

  • 1911 - Fred Merkle of the New York Giants is the 1st to get 6 RBI's in an inning
  • 1942 - Pitcher Jim Tobin hits 3 home runs in a game
  • 1953 - Willie Mays and Darryl Spenser of the New York Giants each hit 2 home runs and a triple
  • 1955 - Mickey Mantle hits 3 consecutive home runs
  • 1967 - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees hits home run #500
  • 1982 - Chicago Cubs wins their 8,000 game
  • 1983 - Reggie Jackson is the 1st major league player to strike out 2,000 times
  • 1995 - New Zealand wins the America's Cup


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Mama Bear (noun)

1. (slang) A woman, especially a mother, who is extremely protective of a child, or children.

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