May 24

May 24 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on May 24, include:

  • Asparagus Day 
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician Day 
  • Brother's Day 
  • International Tiara Day 
  • International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament 
  • National Escargot Day 
  • Pentecost Monday (Also Known as Whit Monday) - May 24, 2021
  • Scavenger Hunt Day 
  • Victoria Day - May 24, 2021
  • Whit Monday (Also Known as Pentecost Monday) - May 24, 2021
  • World Schizophrenia Awareness Day - May 24, 2021

2021 Weekly Holidays that include May 24, are:

  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 24-30, 2021 (Week before Memorial Day Mon-Sun)
  • National Backyard Games Week - May 23-29, 2021 (Week before Memorial Day)
  • National Safe Boating Week - May 22-28, 2021 (Week Before Memorial Day)
  • National Tire Safety Week - May 23-29, 2021 (Starts Week before Memorial Day Weekend)
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 23-28, 2021 (Last Full Week in May) 
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 9 - June 20, 2021

2021 Monthly Holidays that include May 24, 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.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for May 24 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

  • 1819 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1901)
  • 1941 - Bob Dylan - American singer, songwriter, writer, painter, and Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1944 - Patti LaBelle, American singer, songwriter, and actress (Lady Marmalade)
  • 1945 - Priscilla Presley, American actress, businesswoman, former wife of Elvis Presley

Famous Deaths

  • 1984 - Vince McMahon, Dr., American businessman and wrestling promoter who founded WWE (b. 1914)
  • 2008 - Dick Martin, American actor and director famous for Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (b. 1922)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1986 - Country singer Garth Brooks marries songwriter Sandy Mahl. After having three daughters, they divorce in 2001
  • 2003 - Actress Kate Winslet (Titantic) marries director Sam Mendes 

Quote of the Day

Fill your heart with positive, not negative!

Sounds like such a simple thing to do! Learn to be fill your heart with positive, not negative!

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

There are many healthy diet tips that can help you to be a success at weight control and weight loss. No one is the same! We all have different areas of struggle in weight control. Search through the list of healthy tips and highlight those that are problem areas for you!

Choose three habits to change each month. It takes around a month to incorporate a new habit into your life. If you can make three healthy diet habit changes per month that will add up to 36 habits that you have changed this year! Slow and steady does win the race!

See Kerry's list of 60 Healthy Diet Tips from her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1607 - 100 English settlers land in Jamestown, the first English settlement in America
  • 1626 - Peter Minuit buys Manhattan for the Dutch
  • 1738 - John Wesley is converted and launches the Methodist movement
  • 1830 - Sarah Josepha Hale publishes Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • 1883 - After 14 years of construction, the Brooklyn Bridge is opened to traffic in New York City
  • 1930 - Amy Johnson becomes the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia after landing in Darwin, Northern Territory
  • 1958 - The United Press and the International News Service merge to form the United Press International
  • 1994 - Four men are convicted of bombing the World Trade Center in New York in 1993 and are each sentenced to 240 years in prison
  • 2002 - Russia and the U.S. sign the Moscow Treat
  • 2014 - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey injuring 324 people

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - Love Me Do by the Beatles hits #1
  • 1969 - The Guess Who make their American TV debut on American Bandstand and sing These Eyes and Laughing
  • 1969 - Get Back by the Beatles hits #1 in America
  • 1975 - Shining Star by Earth, Wind & Fire hits #1 in America
  • 1997 - The Spice Girls album Spice hits #1 in the U.S. 
  • 1997 - MMMbop, debut single by Hanson hits #1
  • 2006 - Taylor Hicks wins American Idol Season Five

The Beatles - Love Me Do - #1 on this day in 1964

This Day in Sports

  • 1935 - The first night game in Major League Baseball history is played at Crosley Field, in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1987 - Al Unser Sr., wins his 4th Indianapolis 500 race
  • 1992 - Al Unser Jr., wins the Indianapolis 500 race
  • 2001 - 16 year old Temba Tsheris becomes the youngest person to climb to the top of Mount Everest

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Shylock (verb)

1.  (intransitive, US) To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest.

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