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Thursday, April 30, 2020

May Holidays, awareness days and fun days

Asian American Month
Date Your Mate Month
Foster Care Month
Gifts from the Garden Month
Lupus Awareness 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
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Clean Air Month
Mental Health Awareness Month
National Arthritis Month (United States)
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (United States)
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (United States)
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month (United States)
American Stroke Awareness Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Food Allergy Action Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month

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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
National Physical Education and Sport Week (May 1–7)
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week (May 3–9)
National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 3–9)
National Neuropathy Awareness Week (May 4–10)
National Women’s Health Week (May 10–16)
National Stuttering Awareness Week (May 11–17)
Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 12–18)
National Alcohol- and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week (May 13–19)

 May 1

International Tuba Day- recognizes musicians around the world who struggle with the weight and size of their big instrument.

 Loyalty Day- dating back to the 1920s it is an opportunity to express and reaffirm our loyalty to our country.

May Day- It has a number of meanings. In many other countries it is a celebration of spring and the coming of summer. It is celebrated with many spring flowers, many of them blooming right in your own backyard. To communist and socialist countries, it is a celebration for the workers. In many countries it is celebrated as part of a one to three day holiday. Of particular note, it is not a national holiday in the United States, except in Hawaii where it is known as "Lei Day".

Mother Goose Day- created only recently, as a day to appreciate nursery rhymes and stories.

Save the Rhino Day- encourages us to be aware of, and support efforts to save the Rhinoceros from extinction. Did you know? The horn of the Rhinoceros is composed of the same material as your fingernail. You can enjoy Save the Rhino Day in a variety of ways. Watch documentaries on the Rhinoceros. Visit Rhinos at a zoo. Better still, go on a safari to see one! You can also donate to groups working towards preserving the Rhinoceros.

Space Day- gives you the opportunity participate in the excitement and fascination of space. It's a topic of interest to millions, old and young alike. It's a topic as broad as the universe. Former astronaut and Senator John Glenn expanded Space Day to International Space Day in 2001. Originally started to get America's youth interested in math and science, Space Day focuses upon creating an interest and awareness of all kinds of topics and issues related to space. Visit a science center, or observatory. Get out your telescope and view the heavens. Watch television documentaries on space. Make this a fun day and create your own celebration with your kids or in the workplace.

National College Decision Day

World Lyme Day

May 2

 Baby Day

 Brothers and Sisters Day- a day to cherish your siblings. Don't have a brother or sister? Become a "Big Brother" or Big Sister". Chances are, there is an organization in your area. And, they need your help.

 Free Comic Book Day- an annual promotional effort by the North American Comic Book industry to help bring new readers into independent comic book stores. At last count, over 2,000 retailers in 30 countries participate in this fun filled day. Image result for free comic book day

Kentucky Derby Day-

May 3

Garden Meditation Day

 Lumpy Rug Day

World Press Freedom Day
World Laughter Day

May 4

 Bird Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

Renewal Day

Star Wars Day

May 5

Cinco de Mayo

National Hoagie Day

National Teacher's Day

Oyster Day

World Asthma Day-  started by the Global Initiative for Asthma in 1998 as a way to raise awarness about the disease and improve its care.

World Hand Hygiene Day 

May 6

Beverage Day- BE BOLD! Take advantage of Beverage Day to try a beverage that you have never had before.

National Tourist Appreciation Day Image result for national tourist appreciation day

National Nurses Day

No Diet Day

May 7

National Tourism Day

National Day of Prayer- an annual holiday that serves to encourage Americans to pray, meditate and repent. It is also used to draw awareness to prayer and religious beliefs.

May 8

Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day

 Iris  Day

Military Spouses Day

National Outdoor Intercourse Day

 No Socks Day

V-E Day- Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day) commemorates the end of fighting in Europe during World War II.

World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

May 9

Birth Mother's Day

 International Migratory Bird Day

Lost Sock Memorial Day

National Train Day

National Windmill Day

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

May 10 

 Clean up Your Room Day

 Lilac Sunday- Lilac Sunday is celebrated with hugely popular springtime festivals and special events. Annual Lilac festivals have been held for over a hundred years.
lilac bush, may sunday flower festival

 Mother's Day

World Lupus Day

May 11

Eat What You Want Day

Twilight Zone Day

World Fair Trade Day

May 12

Fatigue Syndrome Day

International Nurses Day

Limerick Day

ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia International Awareness Day

May 13

Frog Jumping Day

Leprechaun Day Irish Leprechaun with Pot of Gold

National Receptionist Day

School Nurses Day

May 14

Dance Like a Chicken Day

May 15

National Bike to Work Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

Police Officer's Memorial Day

Endangered Species Day

International Day of Families

May 16

Armed Forces Day

Love a Tree Day

National Sea Monkey Day

Wear Purple for Peace Day

International Day of Light

May 17

Pack Rat Day

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

Endangered Species Day

May 18

International Museum Day

No Dirty Dishes Day

Victoria Day(Canada)

Visit Your Relatives Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

May 19

Boy's Club Day

World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day

May 20

Be a Millionaire Day

Pick Strawberries Day Image result for strawberry

National Rescue Dog Day

World Bee Day

AiArthritis Day. International event to raise awareness about AUTOimmune & AUTOinflammatory diseases.

May 21

National Memo Day

National Waiters and Waitresses Day

Ascension- commemorates the day that Jesus ascended into Heaven (Acts 1:1-11) after spending 40 days appearing to his disciples after his resurrection.

Red Nose Day- funded by the British charity Comic Relief. The first ever Red Nose Day occurred on February 8th, 1988. The first event raised 15 million British pounds. The goal of the fund-raising event is to change the lives of poor and disadvantaged people.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development - recognizes and celebrates the world’s cultural diversity. The day also promotes that every culture or religion should be accepted. The observance was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2002.

 May 22

Buy a Musical Instrument Day

Don't Fry Friday- a very important day for you and your skin. A little sunshine is good for you. It provides important vitamin D, and sunshine brightens your mood. It's over exposure that damages your skin, and can result in skin cancer. Image result for sunscreen

World Goth Day

International Day for Biological Diversity- aims to raise awareness and understanding of biological diversity and issues surrounding it. The day also serves to highlight possible strategies to protect biodiversity, which refers to the variety of life on the planet.

World Preeclampsia Day

May 23

International Jazz Day

Lucky Penny Day

World Turtle Day- a celebration started by the American Tortoise Rescue in 2000 to raise awareness about turtles and tortoises.

 May 24

National Escargot Day

Brother's Day

May 25

Memorial Day

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

 May 27

Sun Screen Day

May 28

Amnesty International Day- recognizes the need to protect human rights around the world.

National Hamburger Day National Hamburger, Day, burgers

May 29

Learn About Composting Day

May 30

Mint Julep Day

Water a Flower Day

World MS Day- a day created by the MS International Federation to raise awareness about multiple sclerosis. There's a campaign each year with a particular theme.

World Otter Day

May 31

National Macaroon Day

Save Your Hearing Day

World No Tobacco Day

Pentecost- commemorates when Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to be with the disciples (Acts 2). With the Holy Spirit among the disciples, the church was born.

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