Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day - May 29, 2017 (Last Monday in May / Same Day as Memorial Day)
World Digestive Health Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include May 29, are:
National Backyard Games Week - May 22-29, 2017 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Tire Safety Week - May 28 - June 3, 2017
Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 to Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
2017 Monthly Holidays that include May 29, 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
America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 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 29 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.
1736 - Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician who was the 1st Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
1903 - Bob Hope, English-American actor, singer, author, and producer (d. 2003 at the age of 100)
1917 - John F. Kennedy (JFK), American Navy lieutenant and politician who became the 35th President of the United States until his assassination on November 22, 1963
1956 - La Toya Jackson, American singer, songwriter, actress
1959 - Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist (My Best Friends Wedding)
1961 - Melissa Etheridge, American singer, songwriter
1866 - Winfield Scott (nicknamed Old Fuss and Feathers and The Grand Old Man of the Army), American General, lawyer, and politician (b. 1786)
1942 - John Barrymore, American actor (Hamlet) (b. 1882)
1997 - Jeffrey Scott Buckley, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, his cover of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah gave him a posthumously #1 hit (b. 1966)
2008 - Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (The Danny Kay Show, The Carol Burnett Show) (b. 1927)
2010 - Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, artist, screenwriter (Easy Rider, Speed) (b. 1936)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1952 - Country singer Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard divorce for the second time
2010 - Country singer Shania Twain divorces music producer Robert Lange
Quote of the Day
Memorial Day - Never Forget all those who died in Military Service to the United States!
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day