May 9

May 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on May 9, include:

  • Hurrah For Buttons Day 
  • Lost Sock Memorial Day 
  • National Butterscotch Brownie Day 
  • National Moscato Day 
  • National Teachers Day - May 9, 2023 (Tuesday of the First Full Week in May)
  • Tear The Tags off the Mattress Day 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include May 9, are:

  • Arson Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Economic Development Week - May 8-12, 2023
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Building Safety Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Coaching Week - May 8-14, 2023
  • Kids Win Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Lag B'omer - Evening of May 8 - Evening of May 9, 2023 (18th Day of the Month of Lyar in Jewish Calendar)
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Charter Schools Week - May 8-12, 2023
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 7-13, 2023, and also February 5-11, 2023 (First Full Week in February and May)
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Etiquette Week - May 8-12, 2023 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Family Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Herb Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Hospital Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Second week in May)
  • National Hug Holiday Week - May 7-13, 2023
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Pet Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Postcard Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Prevention Week - May 7-13, 2023
  • National Raisin Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Travel & Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Second Week in May)
  • National Wildflower Week - May 8-14, 2023 (First Full Week in May Starting on Monday)
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 8-14, 2023 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Root Canal Appreciation Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 7-13, 2023 (Second Week in May)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8-12, 2023 
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 5-14, 2023
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who Lost their Lives during the Second World War - May 8-9
  • Update Your References Week - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • Week of the Classroom Teacher - May 7-13, 2023 (First Full Week in May)
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11

2023 Monthly Holidays that include May 9, 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.

NOTE:

  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 9 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


Birthstone

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

  • 1936 - Albert Finney, English actor
  • 1949 - Billy Joel, American singer, songwriter and pianist (Piano Man)
  • 1961 - John Corbett, American actor (Northern Exposure, Sex and the City)


Famous Deaths

  • 1968 - Harold Gray, American cartoonist who created Little Orphan Annie (b. 1894)
  • 2012 - Vidal Sassoon, English-American hairdresser and businessman who co-founded the Paul Mitchell Systems with Paul Mitchell.  (b. 1928)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1987 - Actor Tom Cruise marries Mimi Rogers, his first wife


Quote of the Day

This made me laugh! Happy National Moscato Day today!


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

Healthy Breakfast Ideas

You have seen that a healthy breakfast is an important healthy diet habit for weight control, craving control, blood sugar control, and just to feel well. So how should you develop this breakfast habit, and what should you eat? Find out more Healthy Breakfast ideas's from Kerry's healthy diet habits website!


This Day in History

  • 1877 - An 8.8 magnitude earthquake hits off the coast of Peru and kills 2,541
  • 1887 - Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London
  • 1927 - The Australian Parliament convenes for the first time in Canberra, the Capital of Australia
  • 1949 - Rainier Grimaldi III becomes Prince of Monaco
  • 1955 - West Germany joins NATO
  • 1974 - The US House Committee opens formal and public impeachment hearings against President Richard Nixon
  • 2018 - The Patel dam breaks in Solai, Kenya during the 2019 East Africa floods, killing 48 people and leaving 2,000 homeless

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - For No One is recorded by The Beatles
  • 1970 - American Woman by The Guess Who hits #1 on the US Charts
  • 1986 - One Hit (To the Body) is released by The Rolling Stones
  • 1998 - Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys plays his first solo concert in St. Charles, Illinois
  • 1999 -I Want It That Way by The Backstreet Boys hits #1 in the UK (video below)


This Day in Sports

  • 1973 - Johnny Bench hits 3 HRs in a game for the second time
  • 1975 - Brian Oldfield sets a shot put world record of 22.86 m
  • 2010 - Dallas Braden of the Oakland A's is the 19th pitcher to throw a perfect game - 4-0 against Tampa Bay


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Fuzzword (noun)

1. A term that is deliberately vague or euphemistic in meaning.

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