May 25

May 25 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on May 25, include:

  • African Liberation Day
  • Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day - May 25, 2023 (Thursday of Memorial Day Week)
  • Geek Pride Day 
  • National Brown-Bag-It Day 
  • National Missing Children's Day
  • National Tap Dance Day 
  • National Wine Day 
  • Towel Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include May 25, are:

  • 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)
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 22-28, 2023 (Week before Memorial Day Mon-Sun)
  • 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 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 Safe Boating Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Week Before Memorial Day)
  • National Unicycle Week - May 21-27, 2023 (Begins on Third Sunday in May)
  • 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)
  • Shavuot - Evening of May 25 to Evening of May 26, 2023
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
  • World Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 21-27, 2023

2023 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.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 16-27, 2023 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.

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

Fred Rogers, created and hosted the children's show, Mister Roger's Neighborhood ran from 1966 to 2001

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

Today, May 25th is National Brown-Bag-It Day!

Developing healthy brown bag choices is a Lifestyle Solution that will help you keep your weight under control. Remember to eat healthy, 80% of the time and sane the other 20% of the timeLunch is a simple meal to keep very healthy!

Find out some Healthy Brown Bag Lunch tips from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits! 

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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