May Holidays


Dates for 2018
tealdot indicates dates that vary from year to year

Fun Facts
Weekly Observances
~Week 1~
  • Be Kind To Animals Week
  • Childcare Awareness Week
  • National Family Week
  • National Music Week
  • National Photo Week
  • National Raisin Week
  • National Volunteer Week
 ~Week 2~
  • Conserve Water/Detect-A-Leak Day
  • National Hamburger Week
  • National Herb Week
  • National Nurses Week
  • National Pet Week
~Week 3~
  • Art Week
  • Public Relations Week
~Week 4~
  • International Pickle Week
  • National Frozen Yogurt Week
  • Poetry Week
  • Poppy Week (ends Sat before Memorial Day)
Monthly Observances
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Asian/Pacific-American Heritage Month
  • Flower Month
  • Mental Health Month
  • National Allergy/Asthma Month
  • National Asparagus Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photo Month
  • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • Personal History Awareness Month
  • Skin Cancer | Melanoma Awareness Month
Daily Observances
1 Beltane
Kallemooi, Holland
Lei Day, Hawaii
May Day
Mother Goose Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
Plant A Flower Day
St. Efsio’s Feast, Italy
St. Walburga’s Day
2 International Garden Festival, UK
National Truffles Day
St. Athanasius’ Day
St. Zoe’s Day
3 Dia de la Cruz, Latin America
National Raspberry Popover Day
Tin Hau Festival, Hong Kong
4 Dodenherdenking, Netherlands
Holocaust Remembrance Day
National Homebrew Day
National Orange Juice Day
St. Florian’s Day
St. Gotthard’s Day
Youth Day, China
5 Cinco de Mayo, Mexico, US
Chulakongkron’s Day, Thailand
Kodomo-no-hi, Japan
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Hoagie Day
World Environment Day
6 Eyvind Kelve, Norse
National Beverage Day
National Crepe Suzette Day
Nurses’ Day
7 Beaufort Scale Day
Feast of St. Nicola
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
St. John of Beverley’s Day
8 Armistice Day
Birthday of Lord Buddha, Hong Kong
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
St. Wiro’s Day
Stork Day, Denmark
World Red Cross Day
9 Joan of Arc Processions, France
National Bike To Work Day
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Teacher Day
10 Clean Up Your Room Day
Golden Spike Day
Human Kindness Day
National Shrimp Day
St. Isidore’s Day
11 Five Day Rain Ceremony, Guatemala
National Mocha Torte Day
St. Mamertus’ Day
St. Philip’s Day
12 Limerick Day
Garland Day
National Mushroom Festival
National Nutty Fudge Day
National Windmill Day
St. Epiphanius’ Day
St. Tammany’s Day
Pisark Bochea, Cambodia
13 Druid Day
Fiesta of Five Flags
IEEE Global Engineering the Future Day
Morel Mushroom Festival
Mothers’ Daytealdot
National Apple Pie Day
St. Servais’ Day
14 Help Clean Up Your Street Day
Mother Ocean Day
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Dance Like A Chicken Day
St. Matthias’ Day
15 International Day of Families, UN
National Chocolate Chip Day
Peace Officer Memorial Day
Ramadan beginstealdot
San Isidro Day, Mexico
St. Dympna’s Day
16 Biographer’s Day
Love A Tree Day
St. Brendan’s Voyage Day
St. Honoratus’ Day
Wear Purple For Peace Day
17 Constitution Day, Norway
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Employee Health & Fitness Day
18 Black Watch Day
International Museum Day
Iris Festival
National Cheese Souffle Day
Peace Day
St. Theodotus’ Day
Visit Your Relatives Day
World Goodwill Day
19 Dark Day, UK
Morel Mushroom Festivaltealdot
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
Shavuot beginstealdot
St. Dunstan’s Day
St. Peter Celestine’s Day
20 Lafayette Day, Massachusetts
Maritime Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
Rhubarb Festival (Intercourse, PA
Weights and Measures Day
Wisakha Bucha Day, Thailand
21 Anastenarides Feast, Greece
Lilies and Roses Day, UK
National Strawberries ‘n Cream Day
St. Andrew Bobola’s Day
22 National Vanilla Pudding Day
Ragnar Lodbrok, Viking
St. Julia’s Day
23 Linnaeus Day, Sweden
Madonna of the Mountain, Italy
National Taffy Day
Penny Day
Vulcan’s Day
24 Bermuda Day
Empire Day, Canada
Feast of Hermes Trismegistus
La Fete des Saintes Maries, France
National Escargot Day
St. Sara’s Day
25 Africa Freedom Day
Bath Festival, UK
National Tap Dance Day
National Wine Day
St. Aldhelm’s Day
St. Bede the Venerable’s Day
St. Gregory VII’s Day
26 Grey Day
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Cherry Dessert Day
St. Leonard’s Day
St. Quadratus’ Day
27 Buttercup Day
Children’s Day, Nigeria
National Grape Popsicle Day
28 National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day
Memorial Daytealdot
St. Bernard of Montjoux’s Day
Whale Day
29 Ascension of Baha’u’llah, Baha’i
National Coq Au Vin Day
Restoration Day
St. Bona’s Day
30 Feast Day of St. Joan of Arc
Frigg’s Day
National Mint Julep Day
31 National Macaroon Day
National Senior Health & Fitness Day
St. Petronilla’s Day
Union Day, South Africa
World No-Tobacco Day
National Days refer to the USA unless stated otherwise.
Jewish and Muslim holidays begin the previous day at sundown.


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