May 5

May 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on May 5, include:

  • Bonza Bottler Day 
  • Buddha Day - May 5, 2023
  • Cartoonists Day 
  • Cinco de Mayo 
  • Day of Vesak - May 5, 2023
  • Europe Day (Council of Europe) 
  • Hand Hygiene Day 
  • Hug a Shed and Take a Selfie Day 
  • International Midwives Day 
  • International Space Day - May 5, 2023 (First Friday in May)
  • Kentucky Oaks - May 5, 2023 (Friday before the Kentucky Derby)
  • Museum Lover's Day 
  • Nail Day 
  • National Hoagie Day 
  • National Silence the Shame Day 
  • No Pants Day - May 5, 2023 (First Friday in May)
  • Oyster Day 
  • Revenge of the Fifth 
  • School Lunch Hero Day - May 5, 2023 (First Friday in May)
  • Square Root Day - not until May 5, 2025
  • Totally Chipotle Day 
  • Tuba Day - May 5, 2023 (First Friday in May)
  • World Portuguese Language Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include May 5, are:

  • Air Quality Awareness Week - May 1-5, 2023
  • Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7
  • Go Diaper Free Week - April 30 - May 6, 2023 (7 Days Starting the Last Sunday in April)
  • National Auctioneers Week - May 1-6, 2023 (Observed the week ending with National Auctioneers Day)
  • National Children's Book Week - May 1-7, 2023, and also November 6-12, 2023
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • National Safety Stand Down Week - May 1-5, 2023
  • National Small Business Week - April 30 - May 6, 2023 (First Week of May)
  • National Sun Safety Week - May 1-7, 2023
  • Preservation Week - April 30 - May 6, 2023
  • Screen-Free Week (Digital Detox Week - Formerly TV Turnoff Week) - May 1-7, 2023
  • Stewardship Week - April 30 - May 7, 2023 (Last Sunday in April to First Sunday in May)
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 5-14, 2023
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include May 5, 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 5 is Taurus.

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

  • 1818 - Karl Marx, German philosopher (Communist Manifesto) (d. 1883)
  • 1830 - John Batterson Stetson, American hat manufacturer who founded the John B. Stetson Company (d. 1906)
  • 1914 - Tyrone Power, American actor (The Mark of Zorro) (d. 1958)
  • 1942 - Tammy Wynette, American country singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Stand By Your Man) (d. 1998)
  • 1944 - John Rhys-Davies, Welsh actor (Indiana Jones, Lord of the Rings, Sliders)
  • 1988 - Adele, English singer, songwriter, and musician (Someone like You)

Famous Deaths

  • 1821 - Napolean, French general and emperor (b. 1769)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1990 - Actor Paul Hogan, (Crocodile Dundee) marries his co-star Linda Kozlowski
  • 2000 - Actress Angelina Jolie marries her 2nd husband, actor Billy Bob Thornton
  • 2007 - Actress, Neve Campbell (Scream, Party of Five) marries actor John Light

Quote of the Day

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


Today, May 5th, is TOTALLY CHIPOTLE DAY! Kerry, of Healthy Diet Habits is doing a review of all of the major fast food restaurants in her Fast Food Substitutions section on her website.

Read what she says about Chipotle Mexican Grill! She gives the Pro's and Con's, and her recommendation. (link opens in her website)

Hint: Kerry says...."Chipotle Mexican Grill, is by far my fast food Mexican restaurant of choice."

This Day in History

  • 533 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins
  • 1260 - Kublai Khan becomes ruler of the Mongol Empire
  • 1792 - Russia and Prussia sign the Treaty of St. Petersburg ending the Seven Years War
  • 1809 - Mary Kies becomes the first woman who is issued a U.S. patent for a technique of weaving straw with silk and thread
  • 1816 - The American Bible Society is organized in New York
  • 1847 - The American Medical Association is organized in Philadelphia
  • 1862 - Troops led by Ignacio Zaragoza halt a French invasion in the Battle of Puebla in Mexico. The day is remembered as Cinco de Mayo
  • 1865 - The 1st U.S. train robbery occurs in North Bend, Ohio
  • 1866 - Memorial Day is first celebrated in the U.S. at Waterloo, New York
  • 1877 - Sitting Bull leads his band of Lakota into Canada to avoid harassment by the U.S. Army
  • 1893 - Great crash on the NY Stock Exchange
  • 1930 - Amy Johnson takes off on her trip to be the first woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • 1934 - The first Three Stooges short, Woman Haters is released
  • 1941 - The perfume Chanel No. 5 was released
  • 1949 - Council of Europe forms
  • 1955 - West Germany gains full sovereignty
  • 1961 - Alan Shepard becomes the 1st American in space aboard Freedom 7
  • 1964 - The Council of Europe declares May 5 as Europe Day
  • 1965 - The 1st large scale U.S. Army ground units arrive in South Vietnam
  • 1987 - Congress begins the Iran-Contra hearings
  • 2023 - The World Health Organization (WHO) declares the end of the COVID-19 pandemic

This Day in Music

  • 1891 - The Music Hall in New York City has it's grand opening with it's first public performance with Tchaikovsky as the guest conductor.  The Music Hall was later renamed as Carnegie Hall
  • 1962 - The West Side Story soundtrack album hits #1 and stays on top for 54 weeks
  • 1999 - Garth Brooks is named artist of the decade, at the 34th annual Academy of Country Music Awards
  • 1979 - Reunited by Peaches and Herb hits #1
  • 1982 - Chariots of Fire - Titles by Vangelis hits #1

I was in college, when Reunited by Peaches and Herb hit #1. It was one of the great duets of the time!

This Day in Sports

  • 1904 - Cy Young of the Boston Americans throws the first perfect game in the modern era of baseball against the Philadelphia Athetics
  • 1912 - 5th Olympic Games open at Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1925 - Ty Cobb goes 6 for 6 (16 total bases)
  • 1956 - The World championships of judo are 1st held in Tokyo, Japan
  • 1973 - Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby in 1:59 2/5, a record that still stands

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Stakhanovite (noun)

1. An extremely productive or hard-working worker, especially in the former USSR, who may earn special rewards; a workaholic

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