May 5

May 5 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on May 5, include:

  • Bats Day in the Fun Park - May 5, 2024
  • Bonza Bottler Day 
  • Cartoonists Day
  • Cinco de Mayo 
  • Europe Day (Council of Europe) 
  • Hand Hygiene Day 
  • Hug a Shed and Take a Selfie Day 
  • International Baby Lost Mother's Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • International Bereaved Mother's Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • International Midwives Day 
  • International Permaculture Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • Lemonade Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • Mayday for Mutts - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Awareness Day (Canada and the U.S.)
  • Motorcycle Mass and Blessings of the Bike - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • Museum Lover's Day 
  • Nail Day 
  • National Hoagie Day 
  • National Infertility Survival Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • National Ride a Bike Day - May 5, 2024
  • National Silence the Shame Day 
  • Orthodox Easter - May 5, 2024
  • Oyster Day 
  • Revenge of the Fifth 
  • Rural Life Sunday - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • Square Root Day - not until May 5, 2025
  • Totally Chipotle Day 
  • Tuba Day - May 3, 2024 (First Friday in May)
  • World Laughter Day - May 5, 2024 (First Sunday in May)
  • World Portuguese Language Day

2024 Weekly Holidays that include May 5, are:

  • Arson Awareness Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Be Kind to Animals Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Choose Privacy Week - May 1-7
  • Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Drinking Water Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Wildfire Preparedness Week (In California) - May 5-11, 2024
  • Flexible Work Arrangement Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May) 
  • Goodwill Industries Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Holocaust Remembrance Day or Yom HaShoah - Evening of May 5, 2024 to Evening of May 6, 2024
  • Holocaust Remembrance Week - May 5-12, 2024 (Starts the Sunday before Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and continues through the following Sunday)
  • International Building Safety Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Clitoris Awareness Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • International Mariachi Week - May 1-5, 2024
  • Kids Win Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Alcohol & Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Children's Mental Health Week - May 5-11, 2024, and also February 4-10, 2024 (First Full Week in February and May)
  • National Correctional Officer's Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend - May 4-5, 2024
  • National Family Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Herb Week - May 5-11, 2024 (Week Prior to Mother's Day)
  • National Hurricane Preparedness Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Pet Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Physical Education and Sports Week - May 1-7 (First Week in May)
  • National Postcard Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Raisin Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • National Tourism Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (NAOSH) - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Public Service Recognition Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Root Canal Appreciation Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Salvation Army Week - May 5-11, 2024 (Second Week in May)
  • Stewardship Week - April 28 - May 5, 2024 (Last Sunday in April to First Sunday in May)
  • The Biggest Week in American Birding - May 3-12, 2024
  • Update Your References Week - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • Week of the Classroom Teacher - May 5-11, 2024 (First Full Week in May)
  • World Dystonia Awareness Week - May 3-11
  • Yom HaShoah - Evening of May 5 to Evening of May 6, 2024

2024 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.

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 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


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

  • 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


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

May 5th, is TOTALLY CHIPOTLE 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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