May Holidays

In looking at the May Holidays listing, a couple of the most popular Holidays in May are Mother's Day and Memorial Day.  Looking down the  list below, especially in the Daily Holidays section, there are a lot of Military Holidays that fall in the month of May.


Holidays and Observances May Holidays - pictured is our Mom.

Our Mom, Thelma Smith, at Leigh's son, Ryan's wedding on 07-27-07 at the Catalina Country Club on Catalina Island. She has been a great Mom, and we look forward to celebrating many more Mother's Day's in her honor!



Below you will find our listing of May Holidays and Observances that fall in the month of May. 

NOTE:

  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked below.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, we'll include the year as well as the date rule below. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year. 
  3. Individual Daily Holiday pages for May will be completed before May 2017.
  4. If we have made an error, have any incorrect dates, or have left off any Holidays, Observances, or Awareness Days etc, please let us know! Contact Us!


Annual Holidays and Observances
United Nations International Years

Each year, the United Nations chooses a few different topics, or themes that they want all the Countries around the World to focus on. 

In 2017, these are:

  • International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

In 2016, these are:

  • International Year of Pulses

In 2015, these are:

  • International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils

In 2014, these are:

  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming
  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 2013, these are:

  • International Year of Quinoa
  • International Year of Water Cooperation

In 2012, these are:

  • International Year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.


Monthly Holidays and Observances


  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Asthma Awareness Month
  • Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Breath Easy Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Correct Posture Month
  • Digestive Diseases Awareness Month
  • Electromagnetic Radiation Awareness Month
  • Employee Health & Fitness Month
  • Family Wellness Month
  • Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
  • Gardening for Wildlife Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Heal the Children Month
  • Healthy Vision Month/UV Safety
  • High Blood Pressure Awareness Month
  • Home Schooling Awareness Month
  • Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
  • International Business Image Improvement Month
  • International Civility Awareness Month
  • International Internal Audit Awareness Month
  • International Victorious Woman Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Latino Books Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
  • National Asparagus Month
  • National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
  • National Barbeque Month
  • National Bicycle Safety Month
  • National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • National Chocolate Custard Month
  • National Comfort Month
  • National Community Action Month
  • National Duckling Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Family Month (May 13 - June 17)
  • National Foster Care Month
  • National Gazpacho Aficionado Month
  • National Good Car-Keeping Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • National High Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • National Kite Month - March 28 - May 3, 2016
  • National Meditation Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Mental Health Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Moving Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Photo Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Preservation Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • National Smile Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • National Sweet Vidalia Onion Month
  • National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
  • National Tuberous Scierosis Awareness Month
  • National Vinegar Month
  • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Neurofibromatosis Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Personal History Awareness Month
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 10 - June 21, 2016
  • REACT Month
  • Revise Your Work Schedule Month
  • Spiritual Literacy Month
  • Strike Out Strokes Month
  • Teen CEO Month
  • Tennis Month
  • Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month 
  • Trauma Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • Women's Health Care Month
  • Young Achievers / Leaders of Tomorrow Month


Weekly Holidays and Observances


  • American Craft Beer Week - May 15-21, 2017
  • America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
  • Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day - May 6-7, 2017 
  • Armed Forces Week - May 13-21, 2017 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)
  • Arson Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First full week in May)
  • Bats Day in the Fun Park - May 5-7, 2017
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Black Single Parents Week - May 28 - June 3, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
  • Cannes International Film Festival - May 17-28, 2017 in Cannes, France is the most prestigious and most publicized film festival in the World.
  • Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7
  • Click It or Ticket Mobilization - May 23 - June 5, 2016 (2017 TBA)
  • Collegiate Safe Spring Break Programming - Late February - Early April
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) - May 21-27, 2017
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Frog Jumping Jubilee Day (Calaveras County, CA) - May 18-21, 2017
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Healthy and Safe Swimming Week - May 21-27, 2017
  • International Building Safety Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Coaching Week - May 15-21, 2017
  • International Pickles Week - Third Week in May
  • Kids Win Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Lag B'omer - Evening of May 13, 2017 to Evening of May 14, 2017
  • MCS Awareness Week or Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Week - (Second Week in May)
  • Medical Transcriptionist Week - May 14-20, 2017 (Third Week in May)
  • Mudbug Madness Days - May 25-28, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Backyard Games Week - May 22-29, 2017 (Week before Memorial Day)
  • National Bike to Work Week - May 15-19, 2017 (Third Full M-F Week in May) 
  • National Bike Week - Third week in May
  • National Children's Book Week - May 1-7, 2017
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Dog Bite Prevention Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National Etiquette Week - May 8-12, 2017 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week in May)
  • National Family Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Frozen Yogurt Week - Fourth week in May
  • National Hamburger Week - Second week in May
  • National Herb Week - May 7-13, 2017 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Heritage Breeds Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Full Week in May)
  • National Historic Preservation Week - Second Week in May
  • National Hospital Week - May 7-13, 2017 (Second week in May)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 21-27, 2017
  • National Library Legislative Day - May 1-2, 2017
  • National Medical Transcription Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Week in May)
  • National Morel Mushroom Festival - May 17-21, 2017 (Weekend after Mother's Day)
  • National New Friends, Old Friends - May 21-27, 2017
  • National Nurses Week - May 6-12
  • National Nursing Home Week - May 14-21, 2017 (Starts on Mother's Day to Following Saturday)
  • National Pet Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • National Police Wek - May 14-20, 2017 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Polka Weekend - May 27-28, 2017 (Memorial Day Weekend)
  • National Postcard Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Raisin Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Return to Work Week - May 14-20, 2017
  • National Safe Boating Week - May 20-26, 2017 (Week Before Memorial Day)
  • National Safety Stand Down Week - May 1-5, 2017
  • National Small Business Week - April 30 - May 6, 2017
  • National Stationary Week - May 21-24, 2017
  • National Stuttering Awareness Week - May 8-14, 2017 (Second Full Week in May)
  • National Tire Safety Week - May 28 - June 3, 2017
  • National Tourism Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Transportation Week - May 14-20, 2017 (Always has Third Friday in May)
  • National Travel & Tourism Week - Second week in May
  • National Vegetarian Awareness Week - May 15-21, 2017
  • National Wildflower Week - May 1-7, 2017
  • National Women's Health Week - May 7-13 2017
  • Neuropathy Awareness Week - May 14-20, 2017
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Older Americans Mental Health Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Last Full Week in May) 
  • Preservation Week - April 26 - May 2
  • PTA Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-5, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 7-13, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Puppy Mill Action Week - May 8-14, 2017 (Begins the Monday before Mother's Day)
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 to Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Reading is Fun Week - May 14-20, 2017 (Second Full Week in May)
  • Root Canal Appreciation Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Salute to Moms 35+ Week - May 14-20, 2017 (Starts on Mother's Day)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 8-13, 2017 (Second Week in May)
  • Schizophrenia Awareness Week - May 17-23, 2016 (2017 TBA)
  • Screen-Free Week (Formerly TV Turnoff Week) - May 1-7, 2017
  • Shavout - Evening of Mayh 30 - Evening of June 1, 2017 (Jewish Holiday)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-5, 2017 (First Full Week in May)
  • Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for those who Lost their Lives during the Second World War - May 8-9
  • Universal Family Week - May 10-16
  • Update Your References Week - May 7-13, 2017
  • Victoria Day - May 20-21, 2017 - (Weekend Preceding Memorial Day)
  • Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non Self-Governing Territories - May 25-31
  • Week of the Classroom Teacher - First full week in May
  • Work at Home Mom's Week - May 14-20, 2017
  • World Cocktail Week - May 6-13
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11
  • World Migratory Bird Day - May 13-14, 2017 (Second Weekend in May)
  • World Trade Week - May 21-27, 2017 (Third Week in May)
  • Yom HaAtzmaut - Evening of May 1, 2017 - Evening of May 2, 2017
  • Yom HaZikaron - Evening of April 30, 2017 to Evening of May 1, 2017


Daily Holidays and Observances


  • Beltane - May 1
  • Global Love Day - May 1
  • International Worker's Day - May 1
  • Law Day - May 1
  • Lei Day - May 1 (U.S. State of Hawaii)
  • Loyalty Day - May 1
  • May Day - May 1
  • Melanoma Monday - May 1, 2017 (First Monday in May)
  • National Chocolate Parfait Day - May 1
  • National Purebred Dog Day - May 1
  • Save the Rhino Day - May 1
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day - May 1
  • Childhood Depression Awareness Day - May 2, 2017 (First Tuesday in May)
  • National Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Day - May 2
  • National Teachers Day - May 2, 2017 (First Tuesday of the First Full Week in May)
  • National Truffles Day - May 2
  • World Asthma Day - May 2, 2017 (First Tuesday in May)
  • Buddha Day - May 3, 2017
  • Garden Meditation Day - May 3
  • Great American Grump Out - May 3, 2017 (First Wednesday of May)
  • International Day Against DRM - May 3, 2017
  • National Day to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy - May 3, 2017 (First Wednesday in May)
  • National Lumpy Rug Day - May 3
  • National Public Radio Day - May 3
  • National Raspberry  Popover Day - May 3
  • National Specially-abled Pets Day - May 3
  • National Two Different Colored Shoes Day - May 3
  • Paranormal Day - May 3
  • Project Aces Day - May 3, 2017 (First Wednesday in May) (Aces = All Children Exercise Simultaneously)
  • World Press Freedom Day - May 3
  • Bird Day - May 4
  • Intergalactic Star Wars Day - May 4
  • International Baby Lost Mother's Day - May 4, 2017
  • International Firefighter's Day - May 4
  • International Respect for Chickens Day - May 4
  • Lemonade Day - May 4
  • National Candied Orange Peel Day - May 4
  • National Orange Juice Day - May 4
  • National Day of Prayer - May 4, 2017 (First Thursday in May)
  • National Day of Reason - May 4, 2017 (First Thursday in May) - Set up in 2003 by Humanists/Atheists on the same day as the National Day of Prayer for a secular alternative
  • Petite and Proud Day - May 4
  • Renewal Day - May 4
  • Rhode Island Independence Day - May 4
  • Star Wars Day - May 4
  • World Give Day - May 4
  • World Password Day - May 4, 2017 (First Thursday in May)
  • Bonza Bottler Day - May 5
  • Cartoonists Day - May 5
  • Childhood Stroke Awareness Day - May 5
  • Cinco de Mayo - May 5
  • Europe Day (Council of Europe)
  • International Midwives Day - May 5
  • International Space Day - May 5, 2017 (First Friday in May)
  • National Chocolate Custard Day - May 5
  • National Hoagie Day - May 5
  • Square Root Day - not until May 5, 2025
  • Totally Chipotle Day - May 5
  • Tuba Day - May 5, 2017 (First Friday in May)
  • Beer Pong Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • Free Comic Book Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • International No Diet Day - May 6
  • Join Hands Day: Youth and Adults Volunteering Together - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • Joseph Brackett Day - May 6
  • Kentucky Derby - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • Mariachi Day - May 6, 2017
  • Martin Z. Mollusk Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Crepes Suzette Day - May 6
  • National Dandelion Day - May 6, 2017
  • National Herb Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Homebrew Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Nurses Day, or National RN Recognition Day - May 6
  • National Scrapbooking Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day - May 6, 2017
  • No Homework Day - May 6
  • Start Seeing Monarchs Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • World Beer Pong Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • World Naked Gardening Day - May 6, 2017 (First Saturday in May)
  • International Bereaved Mothers Day - May 7, 2017 (First Sunday in May)
  • Mayday for Mutts - May 7, 2017 (First Sunday in May)
  • Motorcycle Mass and Blessings of the Bike - May 7, 2017 (First Sunday in May)
  • National Barrier Awareness Day - May 7
  • National Infertility Survival Day - May 7, 2017 (First Sunday in May)
  • National Roast Leg of Lamb Day - May 7
  • Rural Life Sunday - May 7, 2017 (First Sunday in May)
  • World Laughter Day - May 7, 2017 (First Sunday in May)
  • Free Trade Day - May 8
  • Iris Day - May 8
  • Mother's At the Wall Day - May 8, 2017
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day - May 8
  • National Coconut Cream Pie Day - May 8
  • National Empanada Day - May 8
  • National Women's Check-up Day - May 8, 2017 (Monday following Mother's Day)
  • No Socks Day - May 8
  • Truman Day - May 8
  • V-E Day - May 8
  • World Ovarian Cancer Day - May 8
  • World Red Cross Day - May 8
  • National Moscato Day - May 9
  • Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day - May 9
  • Confederate Memorial Day - May 10 (States of North Carolina and South Carolina)
  • Day of Vesak - May 10, 2017
  • Donate a Day's Wages to Charity - May 10, 2017 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National Bike to School Day - May 10, 2017
  • National Night Shift Workers Day - May 10, 2017 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National Receptionists Day - May 10, 2017 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • National School Nurse Day - May 10, 2017 (Wednesday of National Nurse Week which is always on May 6-12)
  • National Shrimp Day - May 10
  • National Third Shift Workers Day - May 10, 2017 (Second Wednesday in May)
  • Occupational Safety & Health Day - May 10, 2017 (Wednesday of the First Full Week of May)
  • World Lupus Day - May 10
  • Eat What you Want Day - May 11
  • National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day - May 11, 2017
  • Root Canal Appreciation Day - May 11
  • Child Care Provider Day - May 12, 2017 (Friday before Mothers Day)
  • Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice - May 12, 2017 (Second Friday in May)
  • International Nurses Day - May 12
  • Limerick Day - May 12
  • Military Spouse Day - May 12, 2017 
  • National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day - May 12
  • International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis / Chronic Fatigue Syndome Awareness Day - May 12
  • National Hospital Day - May 12
  • National Nutty Fudge Day - May 12
  • National Odometer Day - May 12 
  • American Indian Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Bereaved Mother's Day - May 13, 2017
  • Birthmother's Day - May 13, 2017 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day - (CdLS) May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Frog Jumping Day - May 13
  • IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day - May 13
  • International Migratory Bird Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day - May 13, 2017
  • Mother Ocean Day - May 13, 2017 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Apple Pie Day - May 13
  • National Archery Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Babysitters Day - May 13, 2017 (Saturday before Mother's Day)
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day - May 13
  • National Miniature Golf Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • National Train Day - May 13, 2017 (Held on the Saturday closest to May 10th)
  • National Windmill Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Stay Up All Night - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Belly Dance Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • World Cocktail Day - May 13
  • World Fair Trade Day - May 13, 2017 (Second Saturday in May)
  • Mother's Day - May 14, 2017 (Second Sunday in May)
  • National Buttermilk Biscuit Day - May 14
  • National Chicken Dance Day - May 14
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever Day - May 14
  • Underground America Day - May 14
  • Accounting Day - May 15, 2017 (Third Monday in May)
  • Dinosaur Day - May 15
  • Hyperemisis Gravidarum Awareness Day - May 15
  • International Conscientious Objector Day - May 15
  • International Day of Families - May 15
  • International Kangaroo Care Awareness Day - May 15
  • International MPS Awareness Day - May 15
  • National Chocolate Chip Day - May 15
  • National Nylon Stockings Day - May 15
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day - May 15
  • Stepmother's Day - May 21, 2017 (The Sunday after Mother's Day)
  • Straw Hat Day - May 15
  • TSC Global Awareness Day (Tuberous Sclerosis Complex) - May 15
  • Biographer's Day - May 16
  • Love a Tree Day - May 16
  • International Pickle Day - May 16
  • National Coquilles St. Jacques Day - May 16
  • National Sea Monkey Day - May 16
  • Nickel Day - May 16
  • Wear Purple for Peace Day - May 16
  • Hummus Day - May 17, 2017 (Third Wednesday of May)
  • International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - May 17
  • National Cherry Cobbler Day - May 17
  • National Employee Health and Fitness Day - May 17, 2017 (Third Wednesday in May)
  • National Walnut Day - May 17
  • Turn Beauty Inside Out Day - May 17, 2017
  • World Hypertension Day - May 17
  • World Information Society Day - May 17
  • World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day) - May 17
  • World Telecommunication Day - May 17
  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day - May 17
  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day - May 18
  • I Love Reese's Day - May 18
  • International Museum Day - May 18
  • National Cheese Souffle Day - May 18
  • National Museum Day - May 18, 2017
  • Boys Club Day - May 19
  • Endangered Species Day - May 19, 2017 (Third Friday in May)
  • Hepatitis Testing Day - May 19
  • International Virtual Assistants Day - May 19, 2017 (Third Friday in May)
  • Malcolm X Day - May 19
  • May Ray Day - May 19
  • NASCAR Day - May 19, 2017 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day - May 19
  • National Bike to Work Day - May 19, 2017 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Defense Transportation Day - May 19, 2017 (Third Friday in May)
  • National Devil's Food Cake Day - May 19
  • National Pizza Party Day - May 19, 2017 (Third Friday in May)
  • Plant Something Day - May 19
  • Armed Forces Day - May 20, 2017 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Bay to Breakers Race - May 20, 2017 (Third Sunday in San Francisco, CA)
  • Do Dah Day (Salute to Silliness) - May 20, 2017
  • Eliza Doolittle Day - May 20
  • Emancipation Day (Florida) - May 20
  • Everybody Draw Mohammed Day - May 20
  • Flower Day - May 20
  • Josephine Baker Day - May 20
  • National Learn to Swim Day - May 20, 2017 (Third Saturday of May)
  • Pick Strawberries Day - May 20
  • Preakness - May 20, 2017 (Third Saturday in May)
  • Weights and Measure Day - May 20
  • World Autoimmune Arthritis Day - May 20
  • World Metrology Day - May 20
  • End of the World or Rapture Party Day - May 21
  • National Strawberries and Cream Day - May 21
  • Neighbor Day - May 21, 2017 (Sunday before Memorial Day)
  • Soil Stewardship Day - May 21, 2017
  • World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - May 21
  • Canadian Immigrants Day - May 22
  • Harvey Milk Day (California) - May 22
  • International Day for Biological Diversity - May 22
  • National Maritime Day - May 22
  • National Vanilla Pudding Day - May 22
  • Trinity Sunday - May 22, 2016 (movable date)
  • World Goth Day - May 22
  • Declaration of the Bab Day (Bahai Faith) - May 23
  • International Turtle Day - May 23
  • National Taffy Day - May 23
  • Sea Turtle Day - May 23
  • World Crohn's and Colitis Day - May 23
  • World Turtle Day - May 23
  • Emergency Medical Services Day - May 24, 2017
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children Day - May 24, 2017
  • International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament - May 24
  • National Escargot Day - May 24
  • World Schizophrenia Day - May 24
  • African Liberation Day - May 25
  • Ascension Day (of Jesus) - May 25, 2017
  • Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day - May 25, 2017 (Thursday of Memorial Day Week)
  • National Brown-Bag-It Day - May 25
  • National Missing Children's Day - May 25
  • National Wine Day - May 25
  • Towel Day - May 25
  • Don't Fry Day - May 26, 2017 (Friday before Memorial Day)
  • National Cherry Dessert Day - May 26
  • National Heat Safety Awareness Day - May 26, 2017 (Fourth Friday in May)
  • National Title Track Day - May 26, 2017 (Fourth Friday in May)
  • National Wig Out Day - May 26, 2017 (Friday before Memorial Day)
  • Red Nose Day - May 26, 2017
  • World Lindy Hop Day - May 26
  • International Jazz Day - May 27, 2017 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend) Also observed on April 30 each year.
  • Jefferson Davis Birthday - May 27
  • Julia Pierpont Day - May 27, 2017 (Fourth Saturday in May)
  • National Grape Popsicle Day - May 27
  • National Heritage Breeds Day - May 27, 2017 (Saturday of Third Full Week in May)
  • Ascension of Baha'uLlah - May 28
  • Indianapolis 500 - May 28, 2017 (Sunday of Memorial Day weekend)
  • National Brisket Day - May 28
  • Slugs Return From Capistrano Day - May 28
  • Whooping Crane Day - May 28
  • Composting Day - May 29
  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - May 29
  • Memorial Day - May 29, 2017 (Last Monday in May)
  • National Coq Au Vin Day - May 29
  • Pink Flamingo Day - May 29
  • Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day - May 29, 2017 (Last Monday in May / Same Day as Memorial Day)
  • International Hug Your Cat Day - May 30
  • National Mint Julep Day - May 30
  • Want a Flower Day - May 30
  • National Macaroon Day - May 31
  • National Senior Health & Fitness Day - May 31, 2017 (Last Wednesday in May)
  • World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis) - May 31, 2017 (Last Wednesday in May)
  • World No-Tobacco Day - May 31

 

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May Holidays - Daily Detail

Below, you will find a Daily page for each day of May that will have lots of information pertaining to that specific day of the year! (pages will be linked up as they are completed)


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Holiday Food Tips from Holidays and Observances

Holiday Food Tips

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Meals - info. from Holidays and Observances

Memorial Day Meals

Mothers Day

Popular Holidays

Tips on Making Produc Trays

Produce Trays 

How to Tips

Religious Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Religious Holidays

US Federal Holidays


May Holidays
Daily Pages

May Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances - includes Mother's Day

May Holidays 


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Holidays and Observances Animal Holidays - Pictured is a Yellow Bellied Marmot eating a Paint Ball Pellet

Animal Holidays

Childrens Holidays

Children's Holidays

Chocolate Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Chocolate Holidays

World Festival and Event info. from Holidays and Observances

Festivals and Events

Food Holidays - Information from Holidays and Observances

Food Holidays

Garden Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Garden Holidays

Health Holidays, Observances and Awareness Days/Weeks/Months - Info. from Holidays and Observances

Health Holidays

Holiday Drinks - info. from Holidays and Observances

Holiday Drinks

Military Holidays information from the Holidays and Observances Website

Military Holidays

Music Holidays

Holidays and Observances Pet Holidays - Pictured in a Kitten Totem Pole

Pet Holidays

(Cats & Dogs)

Religious Holidays Information from Holidays and Observances

Religious Holidays