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  • Asian American Month
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mystery Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Nurse’s Week – first full week of month
  • Wildflower Week – week two
  • National Bike Week – third week
  • National Police Week – third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month

May, 2021 Daily Holidays, Wacky and Special Days:

May 1

Free Comic Book Day – first Saturday in May

Hawaiian Lei Day

Herb  Day – first Saturday in May

Kentucky Derby Day – first Saturday in May

Loyalty Day

May Day

Mother Goose Day

National Fitness Day – first Saturday in May

Save the Rhino Day

May 2

Baby Day

Brothers and Sisters Day

May 3

Garden Meditation Day

Lumpy Rug Day

World Press Freedom Day

May 4

Bird Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Teacher’s Day – Tuesday of first full week of May

Renewal Day

Star Wars Day

May 5

Bike to School Day –  First Wednesday in May

Cartoonist Day

Cinco de Mayo

National Hoagie Day

Oyster Day

May 6

Beverage Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

National Nurses Day

No-Diet Day

May 7

International Tuba Day – first Friday in May

National Day of Prayer

National Tourism Day

Space Day – first Friday in May

May 8

Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day – Friday before Mother’s Day

Iris  Day

Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother’s Day

National Outdoor Intercourse Day

National Train Day– Saturday closest to May 10th

National Windmill Day – the second Saturday in May

No Socks Day

V-E Day

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

May 9

Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day

International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May

Lilac Sunday second Sunday in May

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Mother’s Day second Sunday in May

National Babysitters Day

May 10

Clean up Your Room Day

May 11

Eat What You Want Day

Twilight Zone Day

May 12

Fatigue Syndrome Day

International Nurses Day

Limerick Day

National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May

School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse’s Week

May 13

Frog Jumping Day

International Hummus Day

Leprechaun Day

May 14

Dance Like a Chicken Day

May 15

Armed Forces Day – third Saturday of month

National Chocolate Chip Day

National Slider Day

Police Officer’s Memorial Day

May 16

Love a Tree Day

National Sea Monkey Day

Wear Purple for Peace Day

May 17

Pack Rat Day

May 18

International Museum Day

No Dirty Dishes Day

Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19

Boy’s Club Day

World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

May 20

Be a Millionaire Day – now we all can go for that

Pick Strawberries Day

May 21

National Bike to Work Day – third Friday of month

National Endangered Species Day – third Friday in May

National Memo Day

National Waiters and Waitresses Day

May 22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

National Maritime Day

World Goth Day

May 23

Lucky Penny Day

World Turtle Day

May 24

International Tiara Day

National Escargot Day

Victoria Day(Canada) – Monday preceding the 25th

May 25

National Missing Children’s Day

National Brown Bag It Day

National Towel Day – in the UK

National Wine Day

Tap Dance Day

May 26

Sally Ride Day

World Otter Day –  Last Wednesday in May

May 27

Sun Screen Day

May 28

Amnesty International Day

Don’t Fry Friday – Friday before Memorial Day

National Hamburger Day

May 29

International Jazz Day – Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

Learn About Composting Day

May 30

Mint Julep Day

Water a Flower Day

May 31

Memorial Day last Monday of month

National Macaroon Day

Save Your Hearing Day

World No Tobacco Day