Observances and Events
Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889) was an American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2021 will occur on Monday, May 31.
Observe the future on May 31st with National Autonomous Vehicle Day and experience the realization of science and technology merging like never before.
Each year on May 31st, National Macaroon Day celebrates the small coconut cookie that is full of flavor and variety, too.
National Speak in Complete Sentences Day is observed annually on May 31st. This day is dedicated to using proper sentence structure while speaking.
On May 31st, Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day shines a light on this rare disease, which affects the soft tissues of the skin, and if not appropriately treated, can spread quickly.
May 31 is What You Think Upon Grows Day. The date was chosen to honor one of the pioneers of the modern positive thinking, Norman Vincent Peale, who was born on this day in 1898.
World Parrot Day is celebrated annually on May 31st. It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate these attractive birds. There are many threats to the population and wellbeing of parrots.
The Day of the Canary Islands is celebrated annually on 30 May. It is a public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands. The day was chosen as the anniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, held on 30 May 1983.
Each year on May 30th, Loomis Day recognizes the man who received the patent for wireless telegraphy in 1872.
Celebrate Your Expressive Endeavors with Creativity Day on May 30th! Hey, all you crafters, writers, musicians, and quirky artists extraordinaire! Bring out the paint, glitter, rad moves, and an imaginative mind to celebrate innovative creations on May 30th – Happy Creativity Day!
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost in the Western Christian liturgical calendar, and the Sunday of Pentecost in Eastern Christianity. Trinity Sunday celebrates the Christian doctrine of the Trinity, the three Persons of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
A day to celebrate global solidarity and hope for the future. World MS Day takes place on 30 May every year.
Nepal Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day): Republic Day is a national holiday in Nepal. It commemorates the date on which the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly of Nepal took place on 29 May 2008, which ended the 240-year reign of the Shah kings and declared Nepal a republic.
End of the Middle Ages Day: Many historians consider May 29, 1453, to be the date on which the Middle Ages ended. It was on this date that Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire, fell to the Ottoman Empire, after being under siege for almost two months.
International Jazz Day – May 29, 2021 (Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend) Also observed on April 30 each year.
National Paperclip Day on May 29th each year celebrates a small but handy invention. Yes, even the paperclip has its own day of honor.
Pink Flamingo Day (May 29) Pink flamingos are some of nature’s more distinctive and colorful creations.
On May 29 put a pillow on your fridge to bring good luck and wealth to your home because it is Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people campaigning for a world where human rights are enjoyed by all.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management at a global level.
Nigeria — Children’s Day is celebrated on 27 May in Nigeria. It was established as a holiday in 1964. It is a public holiday for Primary and Secondary.
National Day of Gray – On May 27, we celebrate the efforts of our incredible volunteers and honor the lives of brain tumor and brain cancer patients and their caregivers.
May 27 was chosen as the date of Nothing to Fear Day because it was on this date in 1941 that President Franklin D. Roosevelt gave a speech where he said: “We must not be defeated by the fear of the very danger which we are preparing to resist.”
Vesak Day 2021 is observed globally on 26 May. Vesak, the Day of Full Moon is the most sacred day to Buddhists all over the world.
On May 26th, two of the calendar’s favorite foods come together on National Blueberry Cheesecake Day.
National Paper Airplane Day is an unofficial observance, celebrated on May 26 each year to commemorate the simple aeronautical toy. Paper airplane day celebrations typically include social gatherings at which participants create and fly paper airplanes.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is an annual health and wellness event for older adults. There are two events for 2021: Spring – Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and Fall – Wednesday, October 27, 2021.
Every May 26th, lovers of literature and vampires alike gather to celebrate the most famous vampire of all – Dracula. World Dracula Day commemorates the publication date of Bram Stoker’s Dracula on May 26, 1897.
World Lindy Hop Day is celebrated on May 26 of every year. The day supports the peoples from all different backgrounds to enjoy and share the many benefits of this happy and enduring dance. Lindy Hop is otherwise called a Jitterbug.
World Otter Day 2021 will be celebrated on May 26. It is an observance that celebrates the existence of otters every year on the last Wednesday of May.
National Sorry Day, or the National Day of Healing, is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May since 1998.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It is celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world.
Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually on May 25. The initiative originated in Spain in 2006 as and spread around the world via the Internet.
National Brown-Bag-It-Day on May 25th each year recognizes the benefits of packing your lunch for work or school.
International Missing Children’s Day was established in 2001. It has been commemorated in the United States on May 25, since 1983, when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan.
National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 every year, and is a celebration of tap dance as an American art form.
On May 25th each year, wine lovers everywhere pour a glass of their favorite wine to celebrate National Wine Day.
Towel Day is celebrated every year on 25 May as a tribute to the author Douglas Adams by his fans. On this day, fans openly carry a towel with them, as described in Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, to demonstrate their appreciation for the books and the author.
On May 24th, Aviation Maintenance Technician Day honors the men and women who have worked behind the scenes making and keeping aviation possible.
International Tiara Day is celebrated on May 24th each year, appropriately on the birthday of Queen Victoria. Since so many girls and women admire tiaras, but there are very few events to which one can appropriately wear one, International Tiara Day was created.
Each year on May 24th, National Escargot Day honors the famous French dish of cooked land snails. While escargot is enjoyed by many it is an acquired taste.
Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday (also known as Monday of the Holy Spirit) is the holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost, a moveable feast in the Christian calendar. It is moveable because it is determined by the date of Easter.
May 24 is Scavenger Hunt Day, an annual celebration of the popular party game called scavenger hunt.
Victoria Day is a holiday observed on the Monday before May 25th each year. It marks the birthday of Queen Victoria on May 24th.
So to raise awareness regarding this mental disorder, every year, on May 24, World Schizophrenia Day 2021 is observed.
World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as an annual celebration that encourages us to reflect on the opportunities and challenges.
Declaration of the Bab Day (Bahai Faith): On May 23, Baha’i’s around the world will celebrate the holiday known as the Declaration of the Báb. It commemorates when the Báb announced in 1844 that he was the new messenger of God. The holiday begins two hours and eleven minutes after sunset on May 22, which is the exact time the Báb made his declaration.
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: Ending obstetric fistula by 2030. 2020 marked the count-down towards the goal of ending the problem of obstetric fistula by 2030. Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth.
The purpose of World Turtle Day, May 23, sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue, is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.
Pentecost is the Greek name for Shavuot, the spring harvest festival of the Israelites, which was going on when the Holy Spirit came. It is also known as Whitsunday or Whit Sunday.
World Crohn’s and Colitis Day: On World Crohn’s and Colitis Day we want to raise awareness about this disease, urge governments and healthcare professionals to take action and to show support to the ten million people worldwide that live with this disease.
Bitcoin Pizza Day: May 22nd marks the 11-year anniversary of the first Bitcoin transaction, in which Laszlo Hanyecz paid 10,000 bitcoin for two slices of pizza. Today, one Bitcoin is worth nearly $36,000 USD.
The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals.
National Italian Beef Day is observed next on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021. It has been observed the fourth Saturday in May since 2017.
National Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to recognize the maritime industry. It is observed on May 22, the date in 1819 that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power.
On May 22, National Solitaire Day recognizes a card game that has been around for more than 200 years. Also known as Klondike, the classic version of the game uses a standard deck of 52 playing cards.
May 22nd is the day we recognize National Vanilla Pudding Day. Enjoy it with a delicious dish of cold, creamy vanilla pudding.
Sherlock Holmes Day: On May 22, we celebrate the detective Sherlock Holmes, which is appropriate because that date also marks the birthday of the man who created him, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
World Fiddle Day is an annual music celebration day celebrated on the Third Saturday of May. This year it will be observed on May 22. Even though World Fiddle Day was created in 2012, it gained popularity all over the world within a few years.
World Goth Day is observed on 22 May. The Official World Goth Day site defines it as “a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.” World Goth Day originated in the United Kingdom in 2009.
American Red Cross Founder’s Day – Clara Barton presided over the first official meeting of the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 1881. Founder’s Day is celebrated every year on May 21 to commemorate their history and mission.
National Endangered Species Day falls on May 21 this year. Annually celebrated on the third Friday of May, this is a global event that is aimed at the protection of the endangered species of our planet. 2021 marks the 16th National Endangered Species Day.
International Defense Transportation Day, which occurs annually on the third Friday of May, remembers the contributions of people working in the United States’ transport industry. It is part of National Transportation Week.
International Tea Day is observed annually on May 21, according to the United Nations. The concerning resolution was adopted on December 21, 2019 and calls on the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization to lead the observance of the Day.
International Virtual Assistants Day is observed next on Friday, May 21st, 2021. It has been observed the third Friday in May since 2006.
Each year on May 21st, we recognize National Memo Day. We will send you a reminder, just in case you forget. A memo, short for a memorandum, is a document or other communication, intended to inform a group of people about a specific topic.
Each year on May 21st, we combine two favorites for a celebration on National Strawberries and Cream Day. Fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream is a must when strawberries are in season. They are the perfect, refreshing, light snack on a beautifully warm day!
On May 21st, National Waiters and Waitresses Day recognizes the dedicated and often talented waitstaff. We are encouraged to shows appreciation to all waitstaff.
The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues. It is currently celebrated on May 21.
World Metrology Day is an event occurring on 20 May celebrating the International System of Units. The date is the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. Metrology is the study of measurement.
Brown Bag It Thursday – May 20, 2021 (Third Thursday in May).
Emancipation was proclaimed in Tallahassee on May 20, 1865, 11 days after the end of the Civil War, and two years after the Proclamation first issued by President Abraham Lincoln freed those enslaved in Southern states. For this reason, Emancipation Day is traditionally celebrated on May 20 in Florida.
Flower Day has always been observed annually on May 20.
Thursday, May 20th is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). The day is intended to get everyone to think, experience, and consider web accessibility for individuals with disabilities.
Celebrate Clinical Trials Day this year, on May 20, 2021, by raising clinical trial awareness and honoring clinical research professionals across the globe.
National Apéritif Day is observed next on Thursday, May 20th, 2021. It has been observed the third Thursday in May since 2013.
National Be a Millionaire Day is celebrated on May 20 of every year. The day honors the desire to enjoy the privilege and power associated with being financially secure. A millionaire is a person whose net worth is equal to or exceeds 1million units of currency.
National Notebook Day is an annual celebration observed on the Third Thursday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 20. National Notebook Day is a day to speak about the importance of journaling.
On May 20th, National Quiche Lorraine Day celebrates a French dish served for just about any meal of the day. Quiche Lorraine is believed to have originated in the rural Lorraine region of France. While it’s considered a French dish, it developed during a time when the Lorraine Region was under German rule.
On May 20, National Rescue Dog Day recognizes all the benefits of allowing a four-legged canine to adopt you into their immeasurably lovable.
Every May 20th, National Pick Strawberries Day encourages us to pick some strawberries. Right about this time of year, they start coming into season. And there is just something special about the taste of a sun-warmed strawberry picked straight off of the vine.
Weights and Measures Day is celebrated on May 20 of every year. Weights and Measures Day honours the signing of the Metre Convention (an international treaty) signed on 20 May 1875. The critical part of our weight loss and weight management is portion control.
On May 20 every year, the world observes Autoimmune Arthritis Day, an event aimed at raising awareness about autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases that show up with arthritis as a major component.
World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.
Boy’s Club Day takes place on May 19, 2021. Boy’s Club Day is a day in honor to the Boy’s and Girl’s Club.
National May Ray Day: On May 19th, if your name is Ray (or Rae) give everyone permission to call you Ray. It is National May Ray Day. The idea is, everyone may call you Ray on this day instead of “Hey you!” Or maybe Rays sometimes get called “Sweetheart” or not so nice things.
World IBD Day takes place on 19 May each year and unites people worldwide in their fight against Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
World AIDS Vaccine Day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, is observed annually on May 18. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
International Museum Day is an international day held annually on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums. The event highlights a specific theme which changes every year to reflect the basis of the international museum community’s preoccupations.
On National Cheese Souffle Day, observed May 18th, we can all enjoy a little of this French delight.
On May 18th, National No Dirty Dishes Day suggests taking a break from your regular daily routine. There are a few options for this day.
National Visit Your Relatives Day on May 18th encourages family members to stay connected. Our hectic lives makes it easy to get so caught up in the busyness of today’s fast-paced lifestyle. We often lose touch with our relatives.
17 May is International Child Helpline Day! Every year this day is dedicated to celebrating the work of child helplines all over the world.
The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries.
May 17th each year dedicates the celebration of National Cherry Cobbler Day. Cherry cobbler is a baked dessert made with a rich fruit filling and a biscuit dough crust.
Each year on May 17th, National Pack Rat Day encourages us to take a look at ourselves and see if we have “Pack Rat” tendencies.
An annual food day that captures our attention the most is National Walnut Day, which falls on May 17 every year.
May 17th is National Pinot Grigio Day and I am getting in the spirit by sharing a glass or more of delicious Mezzacronoa Pinot Grigio with my loved ones.
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated on 17 May, which marks the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the ITU.
On May 17th, World NF Awareness Day, we’re coming together to make sure the world knows about neurofibromatosis!
Constitution Day is the national day of Norway and is an official public holiday observed on 17 May each year.
Biographer’s Day is an informal celebration that honors authors who write accounts of other people’s lives. It is observed on May 16. On May 16, 1763, English writer and lexicographer Samuel Johnson was introduced to Scottish lawyer and author James Boswell.
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day is observed annually on May 16th. Also known as the Shell of St. James, cooks usually make this seafood scallop dish with a mixture of butter, cream, mushrooms, and cheese.
National Piercing Day on May 16th Day promotes piercing as well as its history and culture. While body piercing has had a popular resurgence in recent years, its history dates back to biblical times. Piercing the lobe of the ear is thought to be the oldest form of body piercing.
Stepmother’s Day: Stepmothers often play the role of mothers—they care for and raise their stepchildren, providing… The Sunday after Mother’s Day (since 2000) this year on May 16th, 2021 is Stepmother’s day.
Wear Purple for Peace Day is celebrated on May 16, 2021. It’s a day to promote peace between us and any space aliens who might be lurking about. Obviously the unknown creator of Wear Purple for Peace Day thought that purple would be the one color to signalize aliens that humans are a peaceful species.
Every third Sunday in May, World Baking Day inspires people to bake for their loved ones, friends, and neighbors. These bakers are also encouraged to give their baked goods away as a token of gratitude and appreciation. People have been baking for thousands of years.
Astronomy Day is an event that takes place twice each year, once in late April or early May (known as “Spring Astronomy Day” – in 2021 it’s Saturday, May 15th), and once in September or October (known as “Fall Astronomy Day” – in 2021 it’s October 9th), during the week of the first quarter Moon.
Culture Freedom Day will be celebrated on May 15, 2021. This is an annual day that is celebrated in honor of free culture. The so-called free culture movement propagates a free handling of creative works in order to enable the free exchange of ideas.
On May 15, we mark Hyperemesis Gravidarum International Awareness Day. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a pregnancy complication that is characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and possibly dehydration. Feeling faint may also occur.
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15 May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.
May 15 is International MPS Awareness Day. Awareness and education are vital to increasing the recognition, diagnosis, understanding, and management of mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) disorders such as Sanfilippo syndrome, which is MPS type 3.
May 15 is Chocolate Chip Day, a day to celebrate the tiny morsels of chocolate that make any dessert even better.
National Learn to Swim Day on the third Saturday in May is dedicated to educating parents and children about water safety.
National Nylon Stocking Day is celebrated on May 15th of every year. The National Nylon Stocking Day is celebrated for remembrance of stockings and to know about the value of Nylon Stocking.
National River Cleanup Day is observed next on Saturday, May 15th, 2021. It has been observed the third Saturday in May since 1991.
National Safety Dose Day is observed next on Saturday, May 15th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 15th.
National Tuberous Sclerosis Day: May 15th is global awareness day for tuberous sclerosis complex. During May, TSC organisations around the world make an extra effort to raise the awareness of TSC in the wider community.
Plant a Lemon Tree Day was established to help bring lemon trees to communities. It is on May 15, 2021 (Third Saturday in May)
World Whisky Day 2021 is observed every year on the third Saturday of May to celebrate the water of life. This day is generally celebrated by whisky lovers worldwide with events, tastings and gatherings.
International Dylan Thomas Day (Dylan Day for short) celebrates the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, held each year on 14th May.
National Underground America Day, an “unofficial” National holiday was created by architect Malcolm Wells in 1974. Wells (1926 – 2009) is considered “the father of modern earth-sheltered architecture”.
National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the third Friday in May.
Eid-ul-Fitr or Ramzan Id also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast” or Lesser Eid, or simply Eid, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan.
To salute the sacrifice of military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty, May 13 has officially been proclaimed Children of Fallen Patriots Day.
National Apple Pie Day is an annual celebration observed on May 13. It celebrates one the most favourite dessert.
World Cocktail Day is a global celebration of cocktails; it marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. A cocktail is defined as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters”.
Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity Day is part of the One Day’s Wages movement, which first started in 2009.
International Awareness Day: An international awareness day or observance is a date usually set by a major organisation or government to commemorate a public health or ethical cause of importance on a national or international level.
May 12th is the Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)/Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day.
International Nurses Day is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.
Each year on May 12th, Limerick Day celebrates the birthday of famous English artist, illustrator, and much-loved author and poet, Edward Lear.
National Hospital Day was created in 1921 as a way to encourage trust in hospitals in the wake of the Spanish flu outbreak of 1918. It was later turned into a week of celebration in 1953 – coinciding with Florence Nightingale’s birthday to honor her role in revolutionizing hospital care in the mid-1800’s.
National Third Shift Workers Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of every May. This year it will be celebrated on May 12.
National Nutty Fudge Day is celebrated on May 12th of every year. It can be celebrated by tasting the smooth chocolate fudge filled with crunchy nuts. There are many stories that have been arisen about the invention of fudge.
Every year, May 12 is observed as National Odometer Day and is celebrated to learn more about the odometer. The word ‘odometer’ is derived from two Greek words, ‘Hodos’ which means gateway or path and ‘Metron’, which means ‘measure’ in English.
National Receptionists Day celebrated on the second Wednesday of every May. This year it will be celebrated on May 12. The National Receptionists Day celebrated for encouraging the recognition and the importance of receptionists’.
Root Canal Appreciation Day aims to change that fact by teaching people about root canals and to appreciate how dentists help. It is on the second Wednesday of May.
Observed annually on May 11th, National Eat What You Want Day sets diets aside for a day of indulgence. It’s about having one day a year of eating with no regrets. Whether you love donuts or fast food, today is your day to gratify without feeling guilty.
Each year on May 11th, National Foam Rolling Day recognizes a therapy that’s been called the poor man’s massage. You only go to the dentist once a year, but you brush your teeth every day.
National Twilight Zone Day is on May 11 and it is celebrated with more science fiction, horror, supernatural drama, and unexpected twists.
May 11th is World Ego Awareness Day. The object of this day is to increase awareness of the issue of ego, and how it can impact upon everything that we do.
On May 10th, spring cleaners get their wish granted with the annual observance called National Clean Up Your Room Day.
Jerusalem Day – May 10, 2021: Yom Yerushalayim marks the reunification of Jerusalem after the Six-Day War in 1967.
In the USA, National Lipid Day is observed annually on May 10th. The purpose of the day is to bring awareness to dyslipidaemia. Dyslipidaemia is an abnormal amount of lipids (e.g. cholesterol and/or fat) in the blood.
National Shrimp Day, observed on 10 May gave seafood suppliers, chefs, associations and others a reason to celebrate.
Trust Your Intuition Day is observed next on Monday, May 10th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 10th.
World Lupus Day serves to rally people affected by the disease around the world for a common purpose of bringing greater attention towards the awareness of the disease.
Mother’s Day – May 9, 2021 (Second Sunday in May): This special day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 9, 2021. Mothers are selfless, shower unconditional love on their children, and sacrifice all their needs for their families.
Hurray for Buttons Day is an annual holiday celebrated on May 9th. The easiest way to celebrate the day is to wear something with buttons.
May 9th recognizes a fun and unique holiday, National Lost Sock Memorial Day. It is time to say “good-bye” to all of the single socks, the ones where their mates have been lost to the unknown.
National Butterscotch Brownie Day on May 9th each year recognizes a delicious treat. Butterscotch Brownies, also known as Blondies or Brookies (brownie + cookie) made their debut before chocolate brownies.
National Moscato Day on May 9 is your chance to raise a glass and celebrate the history of this tasty white wine. Moscato is historically known as a dessert wine (no wonder it’s so delicious) and is originally from Piedmont, Italy.
Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day is observed next on Sunday, May 9th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 9th.
Observed annually on the second Saturday in May, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day sheds light on this often misdiagnosed, little-known syndrome.
Free Trade Day aims to help teach people about the trading system and what the bigger picture is in regards to world markets. Free Trade Day is celebrated on May 8 of every year.
World Migratory Bird Day on 8 May Set to Inspire a Global Chorus for Birds and Nature. On Saturday, 8 May people all over the world will be celebrating World.
Iris Day falls on May 8 and is a day to celebrate this striking flower. In honor of Iris Day, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite facts and iris bouquets to enjoy this fun occasion.
Mother Ocean Day is observed next on Saturday, May 8th, 2021. It has been observed the day before Mother’s Day since 2013.
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day is observed next on Saturday, May 8th, 2021. It has always been observed the second Saturday in May.
National Archery Day on the second Saturday in May recognizes one of the oldest sports still in existence. Archery has been around since before 2800 BC when bows were being used for hunting and battle. In 1900, the modern Olympic games introduced archery as an official event.
National Coconut Cream Pie Day on May 8th celebrates its own slice of deliciousness. This delicious pie is made with a sweet coconut cream..
Annually the second Saturday in May recognizes National Miniature Golf Day. National Miniature Golf Day – May 8, 2021 (Second Saturday in May)
National Student Nurses Day takes part in National Nurses Week on May 8th. The day honors student nurses as they pursue a career in nursing.
National Train Day was a holiday started in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of railway travel.
National Windmill Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of every May. This year it will be celebrated on May 8. National Windmill Day celebrated as a national day in Netherland; Holland is the hometown for thousands of windmills.
National No Socks Day is celebrated on May 8 of every year. National No Socks Day is a day to free your toes from socks, and it is also the day to give your feet a breath of some fresh air. It is a day to get out your sandals and flip-flops.
White Lotus Day is a celebration of Theosophists. It is celebrated 8 May, the anniversary of the death of Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society. Though there are several theosophical organisations, this is one celebration they have in common.
World Belly Dance Day: On Belly Dance Day, its time to get up and start shaking that body – that belly, especially! It is one of the most revered styles of dancing in history and is practiced in many different variants across the world. It is usually celebrated on Second Saturday of May.
World Ovarian Cancer Day is May 8, 2021. “This cancer typically occurs in women in their fifties and sixties with the median age being 63”.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828.
National Provider Appreciation Day is on the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 7 this year. Childcare workers are celebrated on this day, including teachers, nannies, and caregivers, all of who are essential workers in helping working parents continue to provide for their families.
National Space Day on the first Friday in May, or on May 7 this year. It was created to inspire all of us in the pursuit of knowledge and progress.
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day is a presidentially-approved holiday and is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in May. This year it will be observed on Friday, May 7th, 2021.
On May 7th each year, we are charged with breaking down obstacles on National Barrier Awareness Day. We are responsible for dissolving stigmas keeping people with disabilities from advancing in education.
National Cosmopolitan Day: The Cosmopolitan, or better known simply as the “Cosmo,” is a cocktail made with vodka, triple sec, lime juice, and cranberry juice.
National Public Gardens Day, occurring annually on the Friday before Mother’s Day, is a day to promote awareness of botanic gardens, arboreta, zoos, historic gardens, or any of North America’s public gardens.
Each year on May 7th, National Roast Leg of Lamb Day makes a menu suggestion worthy of a celebration. The leg of lamb is a mild and tender cut of meat that, when roasted, is a unique and tasty dish to many.
National Tourism Day takes place on May 7. This day is observed during National Travel and Tourism Week in the United States.
National Paste Up Day on May 7th each year remembers the time before desktop publishing and computerized digital imaging when many publications were completed by hand. A paste-up artist was also known as a layout artist, mechanical artist, production artist, or compositor.
On Friday, May 7, 2021, we will celebrate the 8th Annual School Lunch Hero Day! School Lunch Hero Day is a chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
Truman Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. It is celebrated May 8 in Missouri as a state holiday, according to Missouri Revised Statutes Section 9-035 Public Holidays and nationally by the United States Democratic Party.
International Tuba Day, celebrated annually on the first Friday in May, is scheduled for May 7th, 2021. International Tuba Day recognizes musicians around the world who struggle with the weight and size of their big instrument.
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day: CMHA Day is on May 7, 2021. In 2021, CMHA Day is a special opportunity to reflect on the unique challenges of the past year and the ways that systems could better meet the needs of children, youth and young adults, and families in future years.
Rabindranath Tagore Birthday: Rabindranath Tagore, the first Asian to win Nobel Prize, was born on 7 May 1861 in Kolkata. Every year, his birth anniversary is observed as Rabindra Jayanti across the country. He was a Bengali poet, short-story writer, song composer, playwright, essayist, and painter who introduced new prose and verse.
International No Diet Day is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. No Diet Day was first started by Mary Evans in 1992. The purpose of the day was to help men and women around the world to appreciate their own bodies.
Celebrate Beverage Day by drinking as much of your favorite beverage as you can! This unofficial holiday is celebrated annually on May 6 and is also sometimes called National Beverage Day.
The National Day of Prayer is observed annually on the first Thursday in May. Prayers should be an integral part of day of life.
The National Day of Reason is a secular celebration for humanists, atheists, and other secularists and freethinkers in response to the National Day of Prayer, a legal holiday in the United States. The day is celebrated on the first Thursday in May of every year, to coincide with the National Day of Prayer.
In 1982, President Reagan signed a proposal officially designating 6 May as “National Recognition Day for Nurses,” now known as National Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day. In 1990, the American Nurses Association (ANA) expanded the holiday into the current National Nurses Week celebrated from 6 May to 12 May.
Tourists provide an essential boost to many local economies, and for that, we should be thankful. On May 6, let’s celebrate National Tourist Appreciation Day!
National No Homework Day is observed on the May 6 of every year. National No Homework Day is associated with the anticipation of joy and happiness. It is a day where the children can tell their parents and childrens that they will not do their homework.
Each year on the first Thursday in May, World Password Day promotes better password habits. Passwords are critical gatekeepers to our digital identities.
Visakha Bucha Day commemorates the three major events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and his death. In Thailand, Visakha Bucha Day is a time when the devout visit local temples to “make merit,” by giving donations and engaging in various rituals.
Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated once a month when the number of the month coincides with the number of the day.
Observed on May 5th each year, Cartoonists day honors all those creative ink-stained artists, past and present.
Europe Day is a day celebrating “peace and unity in Europe” celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union.
The Great American Grump Out is a day to focus on humor and positive behaviors, in an effort to lighten up the mood and ward off grumpiness and crabbiness.
Celebrated every year on 5 May, Hand Hygiene Day mobilizes people around the world to increase adherence to hand hygiene in health care.
Museum Lover’s Day is observed next on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 5th.
Nail Day is a day dedicated towards the art and appreciation of acrylic and fake nails. Fake nails have a long history of development over the past decade.
National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day is observed next on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021. It has been observed the first Wednesday in May since 1993.
It is celebrated on May 4 of every year. National Bird Day is an annual holiday with half a million adherents who celebrate through birdwatching, studying birds, and other bird-related activities. Bird adoption is a particularly important National Bird Day activity.
Childhood Depression Awareness Day, also known as Green Ribbon Day, is observed on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. It is observed on First Tuesday in May.
Foster Care Day – May 4, 2021 (First Tuesday in May). National Foster Care Day on the first Tuesday in May encourages everyone to wear blue and raise their voices to show their support for foster youth everywhere.
International Firefighters’ Day is observed on May 4. It was instituted after a proposal was emailed out across the world on January 4, 1999 due to the deaths of five firefighters in tragic circumstances in a bushfire in Australia.
Kids In Need Of Diapers Day or K.I.N.D. was established to help families that are struggling with the costs of diapers.
National Candied Orange Peel Day is observed annually on May 4th. Candied Orange Peels are a boiled, sliced and sugared treat.
May National Concert Day– May 4, 2021 (First Tuesday in May), which celebrates the start of the summer concert season.
National Kids Fitness Day is observed next on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 4th.
National Weather Observers Day on May 4th provides a day for the people who enjoy watching and observing the weather. Weather observers often assist the National Weather Service as Storm Spotters.
Petite And Proud Day is celebrated on May 4 of every year. It is all about celebrating the lack of our height and the advantages it brings.
Observed annually on May 4th, National Renewal Day provides an opportunity for new beginnings. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, renewal is defined as “the state of being made new, fresh, or strong again: the state of being renewed.”
World Asthma Day is observed every year on the first Tuesday of May. This year it falls on May 4. It is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators, to spread awareness and care around the world.
World Give Day is observed next on Tuesday, May 4th, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 4th.
Rhode Island Independence Day is a state holiday in the state of Rhode Island in the United States on May 4 each year. On May 4, 1776, the General Assembly of the Colony of Rhode Island declared its absolute independence from Great Britain.
National Garden Meditation Day, annually on May 3rd, encourages everyone to take time for one’s self and relax. Working in the garden, tending to the plants and flowers, or resting quietly on a bench on a beautiful day in the garden are forms of meditation.
The American Academy of Dermatology established Melanoma Monday, which falls on the first Monday in May —May 3 this year, to raise awareness of the symptoms, causes, and prevention of the disease and the day has come to be symbolized by wearing orange clothing.
National Chocolate Custard Day on May 3rd each year celebrates a delicious pudding-like dessert enjoyed by many. Pastry chefs and home cooks alike make custards by blending eggs with milk or cream and heating the mixture either on the stove or in the oven.
National Lumpy Rug Day on May 3rd each year takes two approaches to celebrating. Some people view the day as a day to appreciate a good, clean rug and incorporate that into spring cleaning.
National Raspberry Popover Day on May 3rd each year recognizes a dish similar to Yorkshire pudding. The day is also referred to as National Raspberry Tart Day. Popovers earn their name by their characteristic popping over the edge of the pan as they bake.
Annually on May 3rd, National Specially-abled Pets Day shines a spotlight on the needs of pets with disabilities. This day is set aside to educate the public about caring for disabled pets. The day features disabled animals looking for a home.
On May 3rd, we recognize all that textiles do to improve our lives with National Textiles Day. From fashionable style to everyday necessity, textiles provide us with a wealth of design possibilities.
Each year on May 3rd, National Two Different Colored Shoes Day encourages us to celebrate our uniqueness and put it on display. This day stands out from the other 364 days of the year. Wear two different colored shoes and see where they take you.
National Paranormal Day on May 3 is a day to celebrate ghosts, UFOs, and all things paranormal and we have the best ideas to make the day spooky. People who believe in paranormal activities are encouraged to get together and share their experiences.
International Sun Day (May 3, 1978) was designated by United States President Jimmy Carter, specifically devoted to advocacy for solar power, following a joint resolution by Congress, H.J.
The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day, observed to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression.
Constitution Memorial Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place on May 3 in celebration of the enactment of the 1947 Constitution of Japan.
Coronation Day: On 2 June 1953 Queen Elizabeth II became the 39th Sovereign and sixth Queen in her own right to be crowned at Westminster Abbey, where every coronation for the last 900 years has taken place. The coronation service used in modern times can be traced back to the crowning of King Edgar at Bath in 973.
Baby Day was established to celebrate the smallest members of our species, and the wonders and joys they face as they grow up.
International Permaculture Day – May 2, 2021 (First Sunday in May). Permaculture is the development of agricultural ecosystems intended to be sustainable and self-sufficient.
International Scurvy Awareness Day is celebrated on 2 May. Scurvy, a condition typified by tiredness, muscle weakness, joint and muscle aches, rash on the legs and bleeding gums, is caused by a lack of Vitamin C. Interestingly, Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, got it’s name from ‘scorbutus’, the Latin name for scurvy.
National Lemonade Day on the first Sunday in May encourages the entrepreneurial spirit in young people all across the country. Not only is the celebration a time to enjoy a refreshing glass of lemonade, but more importantly, it is a day to give youth an opportunity to experience the taste of success.
Mayday for Mutts is celebrated on the first Sunday of May. In 2021, that falls on May 2nd! It’s a day to spread the word about all the great things that mixed breed dogs have to offer, promote adoption from animal shelters, and show everyone that a dog’s individual personality matters more than their pedigree.
Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day is observed next on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021. It has been observed the first Sunday in May since 1999.
May 2nd marks the anniversary of the first-day life insurance became available in the United States. Known as National Life Insurance Day, this date brings awareness on the importance and the benefits of life insurance.
On May 2nd, National Truffle Day serves up a deliciously sweet treat and places the chocolate truffle in the spotlight. Traditionally, chocolatiers make this sweet confection with a chocolate ganache center coated in chocolate, icing, cocoa powder, chopped nuts, or coconut.
Rural Life Sunday – May 2, 2021 (First Sunday in May). Rural Life Sunday is a day set apart for emphasizing the meaning of Christianity for rural life.
Take a Baby to Lunch Day is observed next on Sunday, May 2nd, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 2nd.
World Laughter Day – May 2, 2021 (First Sunday in May). The first Sunday of May is World Laughter Day, a celebration that raises awareness about all the benefits of laughing and promotes world peace through laughter.
Every year on May 2, World Tuna Day is observed to spread awareness among people about Tuna fish regarding sustainable fishing practices and how they have become endangered species due to the high demand for their meat.
Beltane or Beltain is the Gaelic May Day festival. Most commonly it is held on 1 May, or about halfway between the spring equinox and summer solstice. Historically, it was widely observed throughout Ireland, Scotland, and the Isle of Man.
National Bombshells’ Day each year on the first Saturday in May encourages women to celebrate themselves and their best friends.
Couple Appreciation Day: On today’s holiday, those who are in a relationship do something to show their appreciation for their partner.
CSS Reboot Day is observed next on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 1st.
Frequent Flyer Day is observed next on Saturday, May 1st, 2021. It has always been observed annually on May 1st.
Global Love Day is a minor observance day celebrated on the 1st of May around the world. It is celebrated in various countries, but primarily in the United States.
Since 2007, which is 1 May with the International Sunflower Guerrilla Gardening Day policy dominated by the secret sowing of plants as subtle device protest in public space.
International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in most countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement and occurs every year on May Day.
Join Hands Day is celebrated on the first Saturday of each May. This year it falls on May 1. It is a national day of volunteering which joins the older generation with the younger generation to prove their communities.
On May 1 the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.
Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside “for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom”.
National Mother Goose Day on May 1st each year honors Mother Goose and the imaginary author of a collection of fairy tales.
National Fitness Day on the first Saturday in May offers an opportunity to inspire and try new ways of becoming fit and healthy.
Held on the first Saturday in May, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is an opportunity to fire up the kettle and raise a glass to the greatest hobby there is— homebrewing!
May 1st is National Purebred Dog Day. It celebrates the pride, purpose, preservation, predictability.
Phone in Sick Day: You always want to keep a call about your absence brief, but in this case, keep it very brief. The more you talk, the more you will be lying, and the better your chances are of getting caught. Simply say you are calling in sick. If your boss asks more questions, answer them, but keep your answers short.
Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year.
Save the Rhino International works to conserve all five rhino species, by supporting rhino conservation programmes across Africa and Asia.
On May 1, remember to take the time to thank the educational leaders of the school on School Principals’ Day.