Armed Forces Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the Third Sunday in May)
Eid-Al-Fitr - Evening of May 12 - Evening of May 13, 2021
Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2021
Frog Jumping Jubilee Day (Calaveras County, CA) - May 13-16, 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 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
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 Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 12-18, 2021
2021 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.
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 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
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.
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)
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!
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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