May 9

May 9 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2021 Daily Holidays that fall on May 9, include:

  • Hurrah For Buttons Day 
  • Lost Sock Memorial Day 
  • Mother's At the Wall Day - May 9, 2021 (Always Mother's Day)
  • Mother's Day - May 9, 2021 (Second Sunday in May)
  • National Butterscotch Brownie Day 
  • National Moscato Day 
  • National Veal Ban Action Day - May 9, 2021 (Second Sunday in May)
  • Tear The Tags off the Mattress Day 

2021 Weekly Holidays that include May 9, are:

  • Armed Forces Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Week prior to Armed Forces Day, the Third Sunday in May)
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2021
  • International Coaching Week - May 3-9, 2021
  • International Wildlife Film Week - April 17 - May 15, 2021
  • National Children's Book Week - May 3-9, 2021 and also November 9-15, 2020
  • National Hospital Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second week in May)
  • National Neuropathy Awareness Week - May 3-9, 2021
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Police Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Prevention Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Third Week in May)
  • National Public Gardens Week - May 7-16, 2021
  • National Return to Work Week - May 9-15, 2021
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Sun Safety Week - May 3-9, 2021
  • National Wildflower Week - May 3-9, 2021
  • National Women's Health Week - May 9-15, 2021
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week - May 3-9, 2021
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 9 - June 20, 2021
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 3-9, 2021 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Ramadan - Evening of April 12, 2021 - Evening of May 11, 2021
  • Reading is Fun Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 9-15, 2021 (Second Week in May)
  • Screen-Free Week (Digital Detox Week - Formerly TV Turnoff Week) - May 3-9, 2021
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 6-10, 2021
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who Lost their Lives during the Second World War - May 8-9
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 9-15, 2021
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11

2021 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.


  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


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

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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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