International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament
National Escargot Day
National Heat Safety Awareness Day - May 24, 2019 (Fourth Friday in May)
National Title Track Day - May 24, 2019 (Fourth Friday in May)
National Wig Out Day - May 24, 2019 (Friday before Memorial Day)
World Schizophrenia Day
2019 Weekly Holidays that include May 24, are:
Brain Injury Awareness Week - May 20-26, 2019
Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 19-25, 2019
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 20-25, 2019 (Week before Memorial Day Mon-Sat)
International Heritage Breeds Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Third Week of May)
Medical Transcriptionist Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Third Week in May)
National Backyard Games Week - May 20-27, 2019 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Bike to Work Week - May 20-24, 2019 (Third Full M-F Week in May)
National Eosinophil Awareness Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Third Week in May)
National Heritage Breeds Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Third Full Week in May)
National New Friends, Old Friends - May 19-25, 2019 (Third Week in May)
National Polka Weekend - May 24-26, 2019 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Safe Boating Week - May 18-24, 2019 (Week Before Memorial Day)
National Unicycle Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Begins on Third Sunday in May)
Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Last Full Week in May)
Ramadan - Evening of May 5, 2019 to Evening of June 4, 2019 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Safe Kids Week - May 22-29, 2019
Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 20-27, 2019
World Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 19-26, 2019
World Trade Week - May 19-25, 2019 (Third Week in May)
2019 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.
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
Cannes International Film Festival - May 15-26, 2019 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.
Vivid Sydney - May 24 - June 15, 2019 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
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
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.
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
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
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
1. (intransitive, US) To lend money at exorbitant rates of interest.
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