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or, we  validate the source or origin for an observance to prove it's not made up.

Although we have holidays for most days, there are a few that are blank.
I realize social media spouts these daily.  I'm sure you know that some are just made up and fake.  Maybe they're fun,  but,

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I do not do ads.  I do not try to make money from keeping these listings.
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I'll ad it for free if it's coming from a valid source and not obscene, hateful, etc.

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Bizarre, Crazy, Silly, Unknown Holidays & Observances

Stone= Emerald       Flower= Lilly-of-the-Valley

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Visit the Pages We did Specials for this Month on:

May Day History + Cartoon
History of Cinco de Mayo & Cartoon Fun
Mothers Day History + Cartoon
Memorial Day History
History of Kentucky Derby + Cartoon 
Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500 History and Cartoon

History of Barbeque (BBQ, Barbie, Bar-B-Que)
  The History of The Rocket Festival & Cartoon Fun.
  The History of The Ute Bear Dance & Cartoon Fun!
  The History of The Green Corn Dance & Cartoon Fun!

If you want "On This Day" in History information, go to The History Channel!
 They've got the best resource on the net.
Want to know if anyone famous was born today? Visit Famous Birthdays!
A great source of  past Song Hit of The Day is Bob Dearborn's Disc Jockey site.
Just log in any day on a search engine, and Wikipedia tells you both birthdays, events, etc. for it.

Because dates are tentative and also change a lot, I'm not going to  list the Indian Tribal Gatherings per month.
 But, here's a link to all the Indian  PowWows for the entire year!

Thanks to Liz Mullaney-Holmes for informing me of Tay-Sachs Awareness Month.
Thanks  to  Paul Abella for letting me know about Drum Month!
Thanks to Jackie Nance for informing me about NASCAR Day.
Thanks to Derek Morrison for informing me about National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy.
Thanks to Tammie for letting me know about Birthmother's Day.
Thanks to Bob Potter for letting me know about Senior Health & Fitness Day and 
National Employee Health & Fitness Day
Thanks to Kelsey Winston for letting me know about National Women's Health Week.
Thanks to Blake Webb for letting me know about Free Comic Book Day.
Thanks to Lisa Cleaves for letting me know about National Scrapbooking Day.
Thanks to  Kristin Mancuso for letting me know about ALS Month
Thanks to Paula Hunke for letting me know about National Medical Transcription Week.
Thanks to Marcea Smith for letting me know about Salvation Army Week.
Thanks to Susan Harrington for letting me know about National Postcard Week.
Thanks to Scott Robinson for letting me know about No Pants Day.
Thanks to Jordan Richards for letting me know about Towel Day.
Special thanks to Sonjia Bradshaw for letting me know about A LOT of observances!
Thanks to Elaine Carter for letting me know about Universal Family Week.
Thanks to Annette Brennan for letting me know about Childhood Stroke Awareness Day.
Thanks to Michael Fay for letting me know about International  Migratory Bird Day.
Thanks to Sherry Smith for letting me know about Borderline Personality Month.
Thanks to Wayne Nelms for letting me know about ARMAD: Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day
Thanks to Rick Low for letting me know about
Armed Forces Day  (AFD) Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day
Thanks to Edna Ramos for letting me know about International Space Day.
Thanks to Deborah Shum for letting me know about Children's Mental Health Awareness Day.
Thanks to Liz Rogers for letting me know about the second National Smile Month.
Thanks to Helen Fisk for letting me know about Military Spouse Appreciation Day.
Thanks to Eric Perry for letting me know about EMS Week.
Thanks to Clark Langridge for letting me know about Tuba Day!
Thanks to Nancy Spoerke for letting me know about Silver Star Day.
Thanks to Lauren Larson for letting me know about Drinking Water Week.
Thanks to Tracey Mecham for letting me know about National Physiotherapy Month
Thanks to Cindy Schoulte for letting me know about Children's Mental Health Week.
Thanks to Leah Mittelmeier for letting me know about World Crohn's and Colitis Day.
Thanks to Michelle for letting me know about International Midwives' Day.
Thanks to Jesse Lane for letting me know about Star Wars Day.
Thanks to Heidi Ponagai for letting me know about APS Awareness Month.
 Thanks to Becca Ponce for letting me know about National Correctional Officer's Week.
Thanks to Dina B. Reed for letting me know about National Chicken Dance Day.
Thanks to Jake Watkin for letting me know about Straw Hat Day.
Thanks to John McCarthy for letting me know about Neurofibromatosis  Awareness Month.
Thanks to Christine Nielsen for letting me know about Tourettes Syndrome Awareness Month.
Thanks to Mattie Wells for letting me know about International Baby Lost Mother's Day.
Thanks to the Think First Foundation for letting me know about Youth Traffic Safety Month.
Thanks to J.Lizard for letting me know about Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Thanks to Kim Tevis for letting me know about Towel Day.
Thanks to Jackie Durning for letting me know about World MS Day.
Thanks to Justin Smith for letting me know about American Craft Beer Week.
Thanks to Jacob Huges for letting me know about Intergalatic Star Wars Day.
Thanks to Janice Gee for letting me know about National Hospital Week.
Thanks to Alyssa Stine for letting me know about Celiac Awareness Month.
Thanks to Lynette Chapman for letting me know about World Belly Dance  Day.
Thanks to Timi Ritcher for letting me know about National Medical Transcription Week.
Thanks to Amelia McIntyre for letting me know about National Educational Bosses' Week.
Thanks to Laura Arrick for letting me know that National Inventors Month moved to May (previously August)
Thanks to Tom Olson for letting me know about I Love Reeses Day.
Thanks to Suzanne Thornton for letting me know about Dystonia Awareness Week.
Thanks to Allison Bitter for letting me know about Preeclampsia Awareness Month.
Thanks to Terrye Thomas for letting me know about Food Allergy Awareness Week.
Thanks to Audrey Roh for letting me know about Public Service Recognition Week.
Thanks to Jennifer Price for letting me know about the Tuberous Sclerosis Awarenesses.
Thanks to Luke Wardd For letting me know about Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day.
Thanks to Christi Ormeroid for letting me know about International MPS Awareness Day.
Thanks to Jennifer Dorn for letting me know about National Water Safety Month.
Thanks  to Cherylann Ferri Coffybeans for letting me know about EDS Awareness Month.
Thanks to Dr. Tom Stevens for letting me know about Free Trade Day.
Thanks to Justin Deering for letting me know about Root Canal Appreciation Day, National Toddler Immunization Month, Global Health & Fitness Month,National High Blood Pressure Education Month, Bike to School Day, Neuropathy Awareness Week, Building Safety Month, Nattional Barrier Awareness Day,Everybody Draw Mohammed Day, Day of Vesak, Chip Your Pet Month, National Service Dog Eye Exam Month, Pet Cancer Awareness Month, Maytag Month, National Small Business Week.
Mayday for Mutts, National Ferret Day, National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day, International Clitoris Awareness Week.
Thanks to Sue Holz for letting me know about Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month.
Thanks to Sheila Pulham for letting me know about World Ovarian Cancer Day.
Thanks to Russell Weiner for letting me know about National Title Tracks Day.
Thanks to Kenny F. for letting me know about Revenge of the Fifth (Star Wars Sith).
Thanks to Evan Cygan for letting me know about World Naked Gardening Day.
Thanks to Dave Griffith for letting me know about Art on The Square.
Thanks to Ryan Walker for letting me know about National Heritage Breeds Week and Day.
Thanks to Chelsey for letting me know about Bereaved Mother's Day.
Thanks to Amy Guerrero for letting me know about International Roller Derby Day.

 May Monthly Observances

ALS Awareness Month  Link
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease)
American Wetlands Month Link
APS Awareness Month Link
Arthritis Awareness Month
Aramanth Month Link
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asthma Awareness Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Better Hearing & Speech Month Link
Borderline Personality Disorder Month Link
Brain Tumor Awareness Month Link
Building Safety Month Link Link
Celiac Awareness Month Link
Chip Your Pet Month Link
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada): Link
Creative Beginnings Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month Link
Drum Month Link
EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) Awareness Month Link
Family Reunion Month Link  (Between Mother's Day and Father's Day)
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Food Allergy Action Month

Freedom Shrine Month Link
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts From The Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Global Health and Fitness Month Link
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Golf Month Link
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
Home Schooling Awareness Month
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
International Audit Month Link
International Business Image Improvement Month
International Civility Awareness Month
International Mediterranean Diet Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month
Latino Books Month
Lupus Awareness Month Link
Maytag Month Link
 Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
Motorcycle Safety Month
Mystery Month

National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month Link
National Barbeque Month
National Better Hearing Month Link
National Bike Month Link
National Egg Month Link  Link
National Foster Care Month Link
National Good Car Keeping Month
National Guide Dog Month Link
National Hamburger Month Link
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month  Link
National Inventors Month Link
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (aka NF Month) Link
(World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month Link
National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month Link
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month Link
National Moving Month
National Pet Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Physiotherapy Month Link
National Preservation Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month (The Sauce)
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month  Link
National Smile Month  Link
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month
National Toddler Immunization Month Link
National Tuberous Sclerosis Month Link
National Water Safety Month Link
 Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month Link
National Vinegar Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month Link
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month Link
Older Americans Month
Personal History Month Link
Pet Cancer Awareness Month Link
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month Link
Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month (5/11-6/15)
React Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Social Security Education Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month  Link
Spiritual Literacy Month
Strike Out Strokes Month
Teen CEO Month
Tennis Month
Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month
Tourettes Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 - 6/15) Link
Ultra-violet Awareness Month
Women's Health Care Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month
National Family Month (5/12 to 6/16)

May Weekly Observances


*Choose Privacy Week: 1-7 Link
National Tourism Week: 1-7 Link  (First Full Week)
Be Kind To Animals Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
Children's Mental Health Week:1-7 Link (First Full Week)
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 1-7  Link (First Full Week)
Drinking Water Week: 1-7 Link (First Full Week)
Flexible Work Arrangement Week: 1-7(First Full Week)
Goodwill Industries Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
International Clitoris Awareness Week: 1-7 Link (First Full Week)

Kids Win Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
NAOSH Week: 1-7  (First Full Week) Link
National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: 1-7 (First Full Week) Link
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
National Correctional Officer's Week:1-7 Link (First Full Week)
National Family Week: 1-7 (First Full Week)
National Hug Holiday Week: 1-7
National Pet Week: 1-7 Link  (First Full Week)
National Post Card Week: 1-7 Link
National Raisin Week: 1-7 (First Full Week) Link
National Small Business Week: 1-7 Link

*National Wildflower Week:1-7 (First Full Week)
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 1-7 (First Full Week) Link
Public Service Recognition Week: 1-7 (First Full Week) Link
Teacher Appreciation Week: 1-7 Link (First Full Week)
Update Your References Week:1-7 (First Full Week)
Children's Book Week: 2-8 (First full week starting Monday)
National Safety Stand Down Week (Constuction Falls): 2-13 Link
National WildflowerWeek: 2-8 (First Full Week)
Work At Home Moms Week: 2-8
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week:2-6 (First Full Week)
Screen-Free Week: 2-8 Link  Link
*(World) Dystonia Awareness Week: 3-11 Link
*National Nurses Day and Week: 6-12 Link  Link  Link
Toad Suck Daze: 6-8 (First Weekend)
Food Allergy Awareness Week: 8-14 Link
National Hospital Week:  8-14 Link
National Hug Holiday Week: 8-14
National Nursing Home Week:  8-14 (Starts Mother's Day to Saturday)
National Police Week:  8-14  (2nd Full Week)
National Return To Work Week:  8-14 (2nd Full Week)
National Women's Health Week:  8-14 Link
Reading is Fun Week:  8-14 Link  (2nd Full Week)
Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 8-14 (Starts on Mothers Day)
National Etiquette Week: 9-13 (Begins 2nd Monday of Full Week)
Salvation Army Week: 9-14 Link  (Second Week)
National Stuttering Awareness Week: 9-15 (Second full Week)
Spring Astronomy Week: 9-15
Neuropathy Awareness Week: 10-14 Link
*Universal Family Week: 10-16 Link
Art On The Square: 13-15  Link

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 15-21 Link  (3rd Full Week)
National Bike to Work Week: 15-21 Link  (3rd Full Week)

National Dog Bite Prevention Week: 15-21  (3rd Full Week)
National Heritage Breeds Week: 15-21 Link  (3rd Full Week)

National Medical Transcription Week: 15-21 (3rd Week)  Link

National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 15-21 (3rd Week)
National Stationery Week: 15-18
National Transportation Week: 15-21 (Always Includes the 3rd Friday)

World Trade Week: 15-21 (3rd Week)
American Craft Beer Week: 16-22  Link
International Coaching Week: 16-22 Link
National Safe Boating Week: 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: 22-28 (Week before Memorial Day) Link
Hurricane Preparedness Week: 22-28 Link
National Tire Safety Week:  22-28 Link

National Backyard Games Week: 23-30 (Week before Memorial Day)
*Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31

Mudbug Madness Days: 27-30 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Polka Weekend: 27-29 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
 Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 27-29 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
Black Single Parents Week: 29-6/4

May Daily Observances

NOTE:  An * in front of the day means that the observance is on the same date every year regardless of the day it falls on.

*Amtrak Day: 1
*Batman Day: 1
*Beltane: 1 Link
*Executive Coaching Day: 1
*Global Love Day: 1 Link
National Infertility Survival Day: 1 (First Sunday)
*Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day: 1
*Law Day: 1
*Lei Day: 1
Lemonade Day: 1 Link

*Loyalty Day: 1
Mariachi Day: 1-2 Link

*May Day: 1
*Mother Goose Day: 1 Link  (Different than one in November)
Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of The Bikes Day: 1 (First Sunday)

*National Bubba Day: 1
*National Purebred Dog Day: 1 Link
*New Homeowner's Day: 1
Rural Life Sunday: 1
(First Sunday)
*School Principals' Day: 1
*Silver Star Day: 1 Link
*Stepmother's Day: 1
Melanoma Monday: 2
(First Monday)
National Library Legislative Day: 2-3 Link
*Roberts Rule of Order Day: 2
Childhood Depression Awareness Day: 3
(First Tuesday)
*Garden Meditation Day: 3
*Hug Your Cat Day: 3 Link
 (Note: Cats are popular! There's another observance on May 31)
*Lumpy Rug Day: 3
*National Special-abled Pets Day: 3
*National Two Different Colored Shoes Day: 3
*Paranormal Day: 3
*Public Radio Day: 3
World Asthma Day: 3 Link 
(First Tuesday)
*World Press Freedom Day: 3
*National Life Insurance Day: 4 Link
Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) : 4 (At Sundown)  Link
Great American Grump Out: 4 Link  
(First Wednesday)
*Intergalactic Star Wars Day: 4 (May the Fourth Be With You!) Link

*International Firefighters Day: 4 Link
*International Respect for Chickens Day: 4
National Day to Prevent Teen & Unplanned Pregnancy: 4 Link
Occupational Safety & Health Day: 4 Link 
(Wednesday of The First Full Week)
*Petite and Proud Day: 4
*World Give Day: 4
* Cartoonists Day: 5
*Childhood Stroke Awareness Day: 5 Link
*Cinco de Mayo: 5 Link
*International Day of The Midwife: 5 Link
*International Roller Derby Day: 5 Link
Isra Al Mi'Raj: 5
Martin Z. Mollusk Day: 5 Link
(First Thursday)
National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day: 5 Link
 (Thursday of First Full Week)
National Day of Prayer: 5 (First Thursday) Link
National Day of Reason: 5
(First Thursday)
National Teacher Day: 3
(First Tuesday of the First Full Week)
*Totally Chipotle Day: 5
*Revenge of the Fifth (Star Wars Sith): 5 Link
Bike To School Day: 6 Link
Child Care Provider Day: 6 Link 
(Friday before Mother's Day)
Dandelion Days: 6-8  Link
International Space Day: 6 (First Friday) Link
*Joseph Brackett Day: 6
Military Spouse Appreciation Day: 6 Link 
(Friday before Mother's Day)
*No Diet Day: 6
*No Homework Day: 6
*Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day: 6 Link   Link Link

Tuba Day: 6  (First Friday) Link
Beer Pong Day: 7 (First Saturday) Link
Birthmother's Day (Saturday before Mother's Day): 7 Link
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
*Cosmopolitan Day: 7

Free Comic Book Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
Join Hands Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
Kentucky Derby: 7 (First Saturday)
Start Seeing Monarchs Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
Mother Ocean Day: 7
(Saturday Before Mother's Day)
 National Babysitters Day: 7  
(Saturday before Mother's Day)
*National Barrier Awareness Day: 7 Link

National Homebrew Day: 7 Link  (First Saturday)
National Scrapbooking Day:7  (First Saturday) Link
World Naked Gardening Day: 7 Link (First Saturday)
*Free Trade Day: 8 Link

International Baby Lost Mother's Day: 8 (First Sunday) Link
Mother's Day: 8 Link  Link
Mothers At The Wall Day: 8
World Laughter Day: 8 Link  (First Sunday)
*National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day: 8 Link
*No Socks Day: 8
*Time of Remembrance & Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War: 8-9
*V E Day: 8
*World Ovarian Cancer Day: 8 Link
*World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day: 8
*National Moscato Day: 9
National Women's Check-up Day: 9 Link
(Second Monday)
*Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day: 9 Link

*Dia De La Madre: 10
*National Lipid Day: 10
(Dyslipidemia)  Note: Different than one on Sept. 24
* World Lupus Day: 10
Donate A Day's Wages To Charity: 11 
(Second Wednesday)
*Eat What You Want Day: 11
*Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day: 11 Link
*Frog Jumping Day: 11 Link
*Hostess Cupcake Day: 11 Link
*National Foam Rolling Day: 11 Link
National Night Shift Workers Day: 11
 (Second Wednesday)
National Third Shift Workers Day: 11
 (Second Wednesday)
Receptionists Day: 11 
(Second Wednesday)

*Root Canal Appreciation Day: 11  Link
School Nurse Day: 11 Link 
(Always the Wednesday of School Nurse Week 6-12)
 *International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases: 12  
*International Nurses Day: 12 Link   Link
*Limerick Day: 12
*National Nutty Fudge Day: 12 Link

*Odometer Day: 12
Blame Someone Else Day: 13
(First Friday the 13th of the Year)
Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks A Voice: 13  (2nd Friday)
Friday the 13th! (First One)
*Hummus Day: 13
American Indian Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
Armed Forces Day Military-Amateur Crossband Communications Day: 14-15  Link
Bereaved Mother's Day: 14 Link 
(2nd Saturday)
*Buddah Day: 14

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
International Migratory Bird Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
Letter Carrier's  Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day: 14 Link
Morel Mushroom Day: 14-15  (Weekend After Mother's Day)
National Archery Day: 14  Link  (Second Saturday)

*National Chicken Dance Day: 14 Link
National Miniature Golf Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
National Train Day: 14 Link (2nd Saturday)
National Windmill Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
Spring Astronomy Day: 14

Stay Up All Night: 14 (2nd Saturday)
*The Stars and Stripes Forever Day: 14
*Underground America Day: 14
World Belly Dance Day: 14 Link 
(2nd Saturday)
World Migratory Bird Day: 14-15
(2nd Weekend)

World Fair Trade Day: 14 (2nd Saturday)
Bay to Breakers Race: 15  
(3rd Sunday)  Note: Oldest Footrace in America!
*Hyperemisis Gravidarum Awareness Day: 15
*International Day of Families: 15
*National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day: 15 Link

*International MPS Awareness Day: 15  Link
*National Slider Day: 15  (Food)
*National Tuberous Sclerosis Day: 15  Link
*Nylon Stockings Day: 15
*Peace Officer Memorial Day: 15
*Straw Hat Day: 15  Link
Accountant's Day or Accounting Day: 16 Link
(3rd Monday)
*Biographer's Day: 16
*Mimosa Day: 16 (Drink)
*National Piercing Day: 16

*National Sea Monkey Day: 16 Link
*Same Sex Marriage Day: 17
*Syttende Mai: 17
*World Hypertension Day: 17  Link
*World Information Society Day: 17
*World Telecommunications Day: 17
*World Neurofibromatosis Day (NF Day): 17  Link
*Buy A Musical Instrument Day: 18 Link  (Honor of The Music Man Creator)
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day: 18  Link
EMSC (Emergency Medical Services) Day: 18 Link
*HIV Vaccine Awareness Day: 18 Link
*I Love Reeses Day: 18 Link
*International Museum Day: 18 Link
*Mother Whistler Day: 18
National Employee Health & Fitness Day: 18 Link (3rd Wednesday)
National Museum Day: 18 Link

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day: 18 Link  (3rd Wednesday)
*Visit Your Relatives Day: 18

*Boys Club Day: 19
Hummus Day: 19 (3rd Thursday)
*May Ray Day: 19
*National Scooter Day: 19

*National Hepatitus Testing Day: 19
One Day Without Shoes Day: 19? Link
*National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: 19 Link
*World Autoimmune Arthritis Day: 19-21 Link
Day of Vesak: 20 Link  (Traditionally on the Full May Moon)
NOTE: Vesak varies per Buddist country. See the link! 

*Eliza Doolittle Day: 20
*Everybody Draw Mohammed Day: 20 Link

Endangered Species Day: 20 Link  (3rd Friday)
International Virtual Assistants Day: 20 
(3rd Friday)
Mike, The Headless Chicken Day: 20-22 ( Always 3rd weekend) Link

O. Henry Pun-off Day: 20 (3rd Friday)
NASCAR Day: 20 Link
 (3rd Friday)
National Bike to Work Day: 20 Link 
 (3rd Friday)
National Defense Transportation Day: 20   (3rd Friday)
National Pizza Party Day: 20  (3rd Friday) 

*Weights & Measures Day: 20
*American Red Cross Founder's Day: 21
Armed Forces Day: 21
(3rd Saturday)
Buddah Day: 21 Link 
(Celebration Date) Note: Historical date is always April 8)
Do Dah Day: 21 Link

*End of the World or Rapture Party Day: 21 (Prediction)  Link

*I Need A Patch For That Day: 21
National Learn To Swim Day: 21
(Saturday of Week Before Memorial Day)
National Heritage Breeds Day: 21 Link
(Saturday of 3rd Full Week)
*National Wait Staff Day: 21
Preakness: 21
 (3rd Saturday)
Red Nose Day: 21 Link  Link  Link
*Sister Maria Hummel Day: 21
*World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development: 21
Victoria Day: 21-22 ( Always celebrated on the weekend before Memorial Day in the US.)
*Canadian Immigrants Day: 22
*Harvey Milk Day: 22
Neighbor Day: 22 (Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend)

*International Day for Biological Diversity: 22
*National Maritime Day: 22
*US Colored Troops Day: 22

*World Goth Day: 22 Link
*International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: 23
*Declaration of the Bab Day: 23
*International Day to End Obstetric Fistula: 23
*National Taffy Day: 23 Link

*World Crohn's and Colitis Day: 23 Link
*World Turtle Day: 23
*Brother's Day: 24
*International Tiara Day: 24
*Morse Code Day: 24 (Some also observe on April 27)
*Cookie Monster's Birthday: 25  Link  (See also November 2)
Lag B'omer: 26

*National Missing Children's Day: 25
*National Tap Dance Day: 25
National Senior Health & Fitness Day: 25 Link  (Last Wednesday)
*Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day: 25 Link
*Towel Day: 25 Link

World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis): 25 Link (Last Wednesday)
Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day: 26 (Thursday of Memorial Day week)
*World Lindy Hop Day: 26
*Cellophane Tape Day: 27
Don't Fry Day: 27 (Friday Before Memorial Day) Link

Heat Awareness Day: 27  Link   (4th Friday)
Hug Your Cat Day: 27  Link
(Last Friday)
National Title Track Day: 27  Link
(4th Friday)
National Wig Out Day: 27 (Always Fri. before Memorial Day)
*Ascension of Baha'u'Llah: 28
International Jazz Day: 28
(Always Sat. before Memorial Day)
Julia Pierpont Day: 28
 (4th Saturday)
*National Hamburger Day: 28 Link  Link

National Polka Day: 28-29 Link (Always Memorial Day weekend)
*Sierra Club Day: 28 Link
*Slugs Return From Capistrano Day: 28
The Wicket World of Croquet Day: 28 Link

Indianapolis 500: 29 (Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend)
*Learn About Composting Day: 29
*International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers: 29
*Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day: 29 Link
*Loomis Day: 30
Memorial Day: 30

*Mint Julep Day: 30 Link
Prayer for Peace Memorial Day: 30
*What You Think Upon Grows Day: 31
*World No-Tobacco Day: 31

May 2016
Moon Phases

NNew Moon
3:29 pm

First Qtr.
1:02 pm


Full Moon.

5:14 pm

Last Qtr.

8:12 am

Full Moon on  the 21st  is called "Flower Moon" by Native Americans of New England and the Great Lakes
because this time of the year flowers are all over.

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