May 25

May 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on May 25, include:

  • African Liberation Day 
  • Ascension Day (of Jesus) - May 25, 2017
  • Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day - May 25, 2017 (Thursday of Memorial Day Week)
  • National Brown-Bag-It Day
  • National Missing Children's Day 
  • National Tap Dance Day
  • National Wine Day 
  • Red Nose Day - May 25, 2017
  • Towel Day

2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 25, are:

  • Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 21-27, 2017
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 21-27, 2017
  • Mudbug Madness Days - May 25-28, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • National Backyard Games Week - May 22-29, 2017 (Week before Memorial Day)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National Heritage Breeds Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National Medical Transcription Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Week in May)
  • National New Friends, Old Friends - May 21-27, 2017
  • National Safe Boating Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Week Before Memorial Day)
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Last Full Week in May)
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
  • World Trade Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Week in May)

2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 25, 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 25 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

  • 1803 - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American poet and philosopher (d. 1882)
  • 1939 - Dixie Carter, American actress (Designing Women) (d. 2010)
  • 1973 - Molly Sims, American model and actress

Famous Deaths

  • 1954 - Robert Capa, Hungarian photographer and photojournalist who covered five wars and was awarded the Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower for his work on World War II
  • 2010 - Michael H. Jordan, businessman and CEO of PepsiCo and CBS Corp. (b. 1936)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1989 - Milton S. Hershey, who founded Hershey Chocolate Company, as well as Hershey, Pennsylvania marries Catherine Sweeney

Quote of the Day

Every Accomplishment starts with the decision to Try!

You can't accomplish anything with out making a decision to try, and then taking action!

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

Info. to come shortly!

This Day in History

  • 240 BC - First recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet
  • 1953 - The US conducts its first and only nuclear artillery test at the Nevada Test Site
  • 1955 - An F5 tornado strikes Udall, Kansas at night, killing 80 and injuring 273 becoming the deadliest tornado to occur in the state
  • 1968 - The Gateway Arch in Saint Louis is dedicated
  • 1977 - Star Wars is released in theaters
  • 1979 - American Airlines flight 191 crashes in Chicago during takeoff at O'Hare International Airport killing all 271 on board and two people on the ground
  • 1982 - The HMS Coventry is sunk during the Falklands War
  • 1985 - A tropical cyclone and storm surge hit Bangladesh killing approximately 10,000 people
  • 1986 - Hands Across America takes place
  • 2002 - China Airlines Flight 611 breaks up in mid-air and crashes into the Taiwan Strait killing all 225 people on board
  • 2009 - North Korea tests its second nuclear device

This Day in Music

  • 1985 - Everything She Wants by Wham hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 2005 - Carrie Underwood wins Season Four of American Idol. Her debut album sells over 7 million copies
  • 2010 - Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls wins Season Ten of Dancing With The Stars

This Day in Sports

  • 1935 - Babe Ruth hits his last 3 HRs
  • 1935 - Ohio State University track and field athlete Jesse Owens breaks three world records and ties a fourth at the Big Ten Conference meet in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • 1975 - Bobby Unser wins the Indianapolis 500

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Masterly Inactivity (noun)

1. (politics) A policy of deliberate inactivity.

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