May 13

May 13 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2022 Daily Holidays that fall on May 13, include:

  • Blame Someone Else Day - Friday 13, 2022 (First Friday 13th in the Year)
  • Children of Fallen Patriots Day 
  • Cough Drop Day 
  • Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice - May 13, 2022 (Second Friday in May)
  • Friday the 13th - May 13, 2022
  • Frog Jumping Day 
  • IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day 
  • National Apple Pie Day 
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day 
  • National Leprechaun Day 
  • Skeptics Day International - May 13, 2022 and November 8, 2022 (First Friday the 13th of the Year and on Election Day)
  • Top Gun Day 
  • Tulip Day 
  • World Cocktail Day 

2022 Weekly Holidays that include May 13, are:

  • Economic Development Week - May 9-13, 2022
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Charter Schools Week - May 8-14, 2022
  • National Etiquette Week - May 9-13, 2022 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Hospital Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Second week in May)
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Prevention Week - May 8-14, 2022
  • National Public Gardens Week - May 6-15, 2022 (Friday before to the Sunday after Mother's Day)
  • National Return to Work Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Salvation Army Week - May 10-16, 2022
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Women's Health Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Week Starting With Mother's Day)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week - May 8-15, 2022
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 8 - June 19, 2022 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Reading is Fun Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 8-14, 2022 (Second Week in May)
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 6-15, 2022
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - May 13-17, 2022
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 8-14, 2022
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13

2022 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.


  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)

  • National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 12-15, 2022 (Weekend after Mother's Day)

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


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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