May 21

May 21 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on May 21, include:

  • American Red Cross Founder's Day 
  • End of the World or Rapture Party Day 
  • I Need a Patch for That Day 
  • International Tea Day 
  • National Memo Day
  • National Strawberries and Cream Day 
  • National Waiters and Waitresses Day
  • Ride a Unicycle Day - May 21, 2023 (Third Sunday in May)
  • Sister Maria Hummel Day
  • Stepmother's Day - May 21, 2023 (The Sunday after Mother's Day)
  • World Baking Day - May 21, 2023 (Third Sunday in May)
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include May 21, are:

  • American Craft Beer Week - May 15-21, 2023
  • Click It or Ticket Mobilization (Cover Memorial Day Weekend) - May 15 - June 4, 2023
  • Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 21-27, 2023 (Third Full Week in May)
  • Frog Jumping Jubilee Day (Calaveras County, CA) - May 18-21, 2023
  • International Heritage Breeds Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Third Week of May)
  • National Backyard Games Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Week before Memorial Day)
  • National Bike to Work Week - May 15-21, 2023 
  • National Foul Ball Week - May 16-21
  • National Heritage Breeds Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National New Friends, Old Friends - May 21-27, 2023 (Third Week in May)
  • National Public Gardens Week - May 12-21, 2023 (Friday before to the Sunday after Mother's Day)
  • National Safe Boating Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Week Before Memorial Day)
  • National Unicycle Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Begins on Third Sunday in May)
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 15-21, 2023
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Last Full Week in May) 
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 14 - June 18, 2023 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • UN Global Road Safety Week - May 15-21, 2023
  • World Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 21-27, 2023

2023 Monthly Holidays that include May 21, 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)

  • PGA Championship - May 15-21, 2023
  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 16-27, 2023 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.
  • National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 18-21, 2023 (Weekend after Mother's Day)
  • Bay to Breakers Race in San Francisco, CA - May 21, 2023.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 21 is Gemini.

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

  • 1898 - Armand Hammer - American businessman who founded Occidental Petroleum (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • 2013 - Leaonard Marsh, American businessman who co-founded Snapple (b. 1933)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1998 - Model Cindy Crawford marries restaurateur Rande Gerber on Paradise Island in the Bahamas
  • 1999 - NFL player Deion Sanders marries model Pilar Biggers on Paradise Island in the Bahamas

Quote of the Day

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

Information coming shortly!

This Day in History

  • 1856 - Pro-slavery forces captured and burned Lawrence, Kansas
  • 1863 - The Seventh-day Adventist Church is organized in Battle Creek, Michigan
  • 1881 - Clara Barton establishes the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C.
  • 1927 - Charles Lindbergh completes the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean
  • 1934 - Oskaloosa, Iowa is the first municipality in the US to fingerprint all of its citizens
  • 1980 - Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back is released
  • 2005 - Kingda Ka, the tallest roller coaster in the world opens at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey
  • 2014 - The National September 11 Museum opens to the public
  • 2017 - Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus performs their final show

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - Under The Boardwalk is recorded by The Drifters
  • 1977 - Rumours by Fleetwood Mac becomes the #1 album
  • 1983 - Gimme All Your Lovin by ZZ Top is released on video
  • 1992 - Johnny Carson's last guest on The Tonight Show is Bette Midler
  • 1994 - All-4-One covers I Swear by John Michael Montgomery and it hits #1 on the Hot 100 (shown below)

This Day in Sports

  • 1819 - 1st bicycles in the US introduced in New York City
  • 1881 - The US Nation Lawn Tennis Association forms
  • 1930 - Babe Ruth of the NY Yankees hits 3 consecutive HRs

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Cloudburst (noun)

1. A sudden heavy rainstorm.

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