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2018-May

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
ALS Awareness Month
American Bike Month
American Wetlands Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asparagus Month
Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Sleep Month
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
Borderline Personality Disorder Month
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Building Safety Month
Carrots and Cauliflower Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Chip Your Pet Month
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month
Correct Posture Month
Creative Beginnings Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Date Your Mate Month
Drum Month
EcoDriving Month
Family Reunion Month
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Flower Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Fungal Infection Awareness Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts from the Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Global Heath & Fitness Month
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Golf Month
Grapefruit and Kiwi Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
Home Schooling Month
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
International Audit Month
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
Maytag Month
Melonoma/Skin Care Detection/Prevention Month
Mental Health Month
Motorcycle Safety Month
National Arthritis Month
National Bar-B-Que Month
National Better Hearing Month
National Bike Month
National Breathe Easy Month
National Duckling Month
National Egg Month
National Electrical Safety Month
National Family Month
National Foster Care Month
National Good Car Care Month
National Guide Dog Month
National Hamburger Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Inventors Month
National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Moving Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
National Pet Month
National Photograph Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Physiotherapy Month
National Preservation Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
National Smile Month
National Strawberry Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
National Toddler Immunization Month
National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Vinegar Month
National Water Safety Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Older Americans Month
Personal History Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Potatoes and Limes Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month
React Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Social Security Education Awareness Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Strike Out Strokes Month
Teen CEO Month
Teen Self-Esteem Month
Tennis Month
Textile Month
Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Month
Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
Transportation Month
Ultraviolet Awareness Month
Women’s Health Care Month
World Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Worldwide Home Schooling Awareness Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week (May 1st-May 5th)

Astronomy Week
Bread Pudding Exchange Week
Children’s Mental Health Week
Choose Privacy Week
Dystonia Awareness Week
Kids Win Week
National Mental Health Counseling Week
National Pet Week
National Physical Education & Sports Week
National Postcard Week
National Raisin Week
National Small Business Week
National Wildflower Week
Pen Friends International Week
Screen Free Week
Work at Home Mom’s Week

Second Week (May 6th-May 12th)
Be Kind to Animals Week
Children’s Book Week
Dating and Life Coach Appreciation Week
Drinking Water Week
Flex Work Arrangement Week
Gamblers Week
Goodwill Industries Week
Hurricane Preparedness Week
International Coaching Week
Intimate Apparel Week
National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
National Correctional Officers Week
National Family Week
National Hospital Week
National Hug Holiday Week
National Nurses Week
National Safety Stand Down Week
National Stuttering Awareness Week
National Tourism Week
National Wildflower Week
Neuropathy Awareness Week
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week
Public Service Recognition Week
Salvation Army Week
Spring Astronomy Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
Universal Family Week
Update Your References Week

Third Week (May 14th-May 20th)
American Craft Beer Week
Emergency Medical Services Week
Food Allergy Awareness Week
National Bike to Work Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Etiquette Week
National Family Week
National Foul Ball Week
National Medical Transcription Week
National Nursing Home Week
National Police Week
National Return to Work Week
National Transportation Week
National Women’s Health Week
Reading is Fun Week
Salute to 35+ Moms Week
Work at Home Moms Week
World Trade Week

Fourth Week (May 20th-May 26th)
Buckle Up America Week
Healthy & Safe Swimming Week
Hurricane Preparedness Week
International Gay Square Dancing Week
International Whistlers Week
Mudbug Madness Week
National African Violet Week
National Backyard Games Week
National Bread Week
National Educational Bosses’ Week
National Emergency Medical Services Week
National Heritage Breeds Week
National Hospital Week
National New Friends, Old Friends Week
National Polka Weekend
National Safe Boating Week
National Stationery Week
National Unicycle Week
Old Time Player Piano Weekend
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
Root Canal Awareness Week
Single Parents Week

Fifth Week (May 27th-May 31st)
Black Single Parents Week
Great American Brass Band Week
National Tire Safety Week

May 1st
Amtrak Day
Batman Day
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
Dandelion Days
Executive Coaching Day
Foster Care Day
Frequent Flyer Day
Global Love Day
Great Britain Formed (1707)
Hawaiian Lei Day
Hug Your Cat Day
International Space Day
International Workers Day
Kate Smith’s Birthday (1909)
Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day
Law Day
Lei Day
Library Legislative Day
Loyalty Day
May Day
Mother Goose Day
National Bubba Day
National Disabled Pets Day
National Purebred Dog Day
New Homeowner’s Day
Save the Rhino Day
School Principal Day
Silver Star Day
Skyscraper Day
Stepmother’s Day
World Asthma Day

May 2nd
Astronomy Day
Baby Day
Bing Crosby’s Birthday (1904)
Brothers and Sisters Day
Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Birthday (1903)
Donatella Versace’s Birthday (1955)
Fire Day
Great American Grump Out
Mayday for Mutts Day
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
National Deaf Interpreter Day
National Life Insurance Day
National Teacher Day
Play Your Ukulele Day
Robert’s Rule of Order Day
Stone Carver’s Day
World Tuna Day

May 3rd
Bats Day
Buddah Day
Garden Meditation Day
Golda Meir’s Birthday (1898)
Good Posture Day
International Pilates Day
Lemonade Day
Lumpy Rug Day
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Reason
National Special-Abled Pets Day
National Textiles Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Nicholas Machiavelli’s Birthday (1469)
Paranormal Day
Patricia MacLachlan’s Birthday (1938)
Public Radio Day
SAN Architects Day
World Password Day
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th
Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday (1929)
Bird Day
David Guterson’s Birthday (1956)
Free Comic Book Day
Heloise Bowles Cruse’s Birthday (1919) – Heloise’s Hints
Holocaust Remembrance Day
International Firefighter’s Day
International Respect for Chickens Day
International Sauvignon Blanc Day
International Space Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Weather Observers’ Day
Orange Juice Day
Petite and Proud Day
Renewal Day
Respect for Chickens Day
School Lunch Hero Day
Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
Tuba Day
World Gives Day

May 5th
Ann B. Davis’ Birthday (1926)
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
Bombshells Day
Cartoonist Day
Childhood Stroke Awareness Day
Cinco De Mayo
Free Comic Book Day
Herb Day
Hoagie Sandwich Day
International Midwives Day
International Roller Derby Day
James Beard’s Birthday (1903)
Join Hands Day
Michael Palin’s Birthday (1943)
Museum Lover’s Day
National Astronaut Day
National Auctioneer’s Day
National Ferret Day
National Homebrew Day
National Scrapbooking Day
National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
Oyster Day
Revenge of the Fifth Day
Silence the Shame Day
Start Seeing Monarchs Day
Totally Chipotle Day

May 6th
Beverage Day
Dandelion Days
Hindenburg Crashed (1937)
International Bereaved Mother’s Day
International No Diet Day
Kentucky Derby
Lemonade Day
Mariachi Day
Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day
National Infertility Survivor’s Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
No Diet Day
No Homework Day
Nurse’s Day
Rural Life Sunday
Russell Stover Candy Day
Sigmund Freud’s Birthday (1856)
World Naked Gardening Day

May 7th
Cosmopolitan Day
Darrin McGavin’s Birthday (1922)
Design Packaging Day
First Stamp Collection Started
Johann Brahms’ Birthday (1833)
Melanoma Monday
National Babysitter’s Day
National Barrier Awareness Day
National Join Hands Day
National Library Legislative Day
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Tourism Day
Paste Up Day
Piotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky’s Birthday (1840)
Pulitzer Prize Established
Robert Browning’s Birthday (1812)
World Laughter Day

May 8th
Free Cone Day
Free Trade Day
Harry Truman’s Birthday (1884)
Have a Coke Day
Iris Day
Mothers at the Wall Day
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
National Teacher Day
No Socks Day
Stay Up All Night
Student Nurse Day
VE (Victory in Europe) Day
World Ovarian Cancer Day
World Red Cross Day

May 9th
Bike to School Day
Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day
Eleanor Estes’ Birthday (1906)
First US Newspaper Cartoon (1754)
Flower Moon
Lost Sock Memorial Day
National Moscato Day
National Sleepover Day
National Special-Abled Pets Day
National Third-Shift Workers Day
Occupational Safety & Health Professionals Day
Receptionist’s Day
School Nurse Day
Sir James Barrie’s Birthday (1860)

May 10th
Blood Pressure Day
Bono’s Birthday (1960)
Clean Up Your Room Day
David O. Selznick’s Birthday (1902)
International Migratory Bird Day
Miuccia Prada’s Birthday (1949)
National Child Mental Health Awareness Day
National Doodle Day
National Lipid Day
One Day Without Shoes Day
World Lupus Day
World Migratory Bird Day

May 11th
Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
Eat What You Want Day
Fintastic Friday
Hostess Cupcake Day
Irving Berlin’s Birthday (1888)
Martha Graham’s Birthday (1894)
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
National Foam Rolling Day
National Women’s Check-Up Day
Root Canal Appreciation Day
Salvador Dali’s Birthday (1904)
Tupperware Day
Twilight Zone Day
Valentino Garavani’s Birthday (1932)

May 12th
Babysitter’s Day
Birth Mother’s Day
Burt Bacharach’s Birthday (1928)
Edward Lear’s Birthday (1912)
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Florence Nightengale’s Birthday (1820)
Henry Cabot Lodge’s Birthday (1850)
Hug Your Cat Day
International Nurses Day
Katherine Hepburn’s Birthday (1907)
Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
Limerick Day
Mother Ocean Day
National Archery Day
National Miniature Golf Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
Native American Rights Day
Odometer Day
One Day Without Shoes Day
Stay Up All Night Day
Steve Winwood’s Birthday (1948)
Tony Hawk’s Birthday (1968)
Windmill Day
World Belly Dancing Day
World Fair Trade Day

May 13th
Arthur Sullivan’s Birthday (1842)
Blame Someone Else Day
Children of Fallen Patriots Day
Crouton Day
Darius Rucker’s Birthday (1966)
Frog Jumping Day
Hummus Day
Mother’s Day
Samantha Morton’s Birthday (1977)
Tulip Day

May 14th
Accountant’s Day
American Indian Day
Armed Forces Day
Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804)
Buddah Day
David Byrne’s Birthday (1952)
Gabriel D. Fahrenheit’s Birthday (1686)
International Baby Lost Mother’s Day
Iris Day
Jamestown Founding Day
John Besh’s Birthday (1968)
Miranda Cosgrove’s Birthday (1993)
Motorcycle Riders Day
National Chicken Dance Day
National Miniature Golf Day
National Train Day
National Women’s Check-Up Day
Spring Astronomy Day
The Stars and Stripes Forever Day
Thomas Gainsborough’s Birthday (1727)
Underground America Day

May 15th
International Day of the Family
International MPS Awareness Day
Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s Birthday (1981)
Katherine Ann Porter’s Birthday (1890)
L.F. Baum’s Birthday – The Wizard of Oz (1856)
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
National Defense Transportation Day
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
National Safety Dose Day
National Slider Day
National Tuberous Sclerosis Day
Nylon Stocking Day
Straw Hat Day
Tone Deaf Day
World Red Cross Day

May 16th
Biographer’s Day
Christian Lacroix’s Birthday (1951)
Dulcimer Day
First US Nickel Minted
Liberace’s Birthday (1919)
Love a Tree Day
Mike, the Headless Chicken Day
Mimosa Day
National Employee Health & Fitness Day
National Juice Slush Dash
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Olga Korbut’s Birthday (1955)
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
Woody Herman’s Birthday (1913)

May 17th
Bake Macaroons Day
First Kentucky Derby (1875)
Gary Paulsen’s Birthday (1939)
Neighbor Day
Pack Rat Day
World Information Society Day
World Hypertension Day
World Telecommunications Day

May 18th
Buy A Musical Instrument Day
Celebrate Your Elected Official Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
Endangered Species Day
Frank Capra’s Birthday (1897)
Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
I Am An American Day
I Love Reeses Day
International Museum Day
International Virtual Assistant’s Day
Lillian Hoban’s Birthay (1925)
Mother Whistler Day
Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)
NASCAR Day
National Bike to Work Day
National Defense Transportation Day
National Museum Day
National Pizza Party Day
No Dirty Dishes Day
O Henry Pun-Off Day
Send an Electronic Greeting Day
Senior Citizen’s Day
Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19th
Artichoke Day
Armed Forces Day
Band Aid Day
Boy’s Club Day
Circus Day The Ringling Brother’s Circus opened in 1884
Do-Dah Day
Eleanor Tomlinson’s Birthday (1992)
May Ray Day
Morel Mushroom Day
National Learn to Swim Day
National Scooter Day
Nora Ephron’s Birthday (1941)
Pete Townshend’s Birthday (1945)
Preakness
Shavout
World Hepatitis Day

May 20th
Bay to Breakers Day
Be a Millionaire Day
Eliza Doolittle Day
Henri Rousseau’s Birthday (1844)
Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday (1908)
National Endangered Species Day
National Rescue Dog Day
Neighbor Day
Pick Strawberries Day
Rhubarb Day
Victoria Day
Weights and Measures Day
Whit Sunday
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

May 21st
Allergy Alert Day
American Red Cross Founded (1881)
End of the World or Rapture Day
I Need a Patch for That Day
Lindbergh Flight Day (1927)
National Heritage Breeds Day
National Memo Day
National Wait Staff Day
Sister Maria Hummel’s Birthday (1909)
Soil Stewardship Day

May 22nd
Arnold Lobel’s Birthday (1933)
Canadian Immigrants Day
Herbal Plants Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
Mary Cassatt’s Birthday (1844)
National Maritime Day
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday (1859)
Victoria Day
World Goth Day

May 23rd
Body Painting Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
Lucky Penny Day
Margaret Wise Brown’s Birthday (1910)
National Taffy Day
Rosemary Clooney’s Birthday (1928)
World Crohn’s and Colitis Day
World Orienteering Day
World Painting Day
World Turtle Day

May 24th
Asparagus Day
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
Brother’s Day
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day
Emergency Medical Services Day
First Morse Code Message Sent (1844)
International Tiara Day
Morse Code Day
National Escargot Day
National Geographic Bee
Queen Victoria’s Birthday (1819)

May 25th
Cookie Monster’s Birthday
Don’t Fry Day
Heat Awareness Day
Mike Myers’ Birthday (1963)
National Missing Children’s Day
National Moment of Remembrance (3pm)
National Polka Day
National Tap Dance Day
National Title Track Day
National Wig Out Day
National Wine Day
Nerd Pride Day
Old Time Piano Day
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Birthday (1803)
Stacy London’s Birthday (1969)
Towel Day
World Thyroid Day

May 26th
Al Jolson’s Birthday (1886)
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day
Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Feast of St. Augustine
Grey Day
Helena Bonham Carter’s Birthday (1966)
International Heritage Breeds Day
John Wayne’s Birthday
Lenny Kravitz’ Birthday (1964)
Masaharu Morimoto’s Birthday (1955)
National Chardonnay Day
National Paper Airplane Day
Prayer for Peace Day
Red Nose Day
Sally Ride Day
Stevie Nicks’ Birthday (1948)
World Lindy Hop Day

May 27th
Cellophane Tape Day
Golden Gate Bridge Opens (1937)
Henry Kissinger’s Birthday (1923)
Indianapolis 500
John Cheever’s Birthday (1912)
Masking Tape Patented (1930)
Sunscreen Day
Wild Bill Hickock’s Birthday (1837)

May 28th
Amnesty International Day
Ian Fleming’s Birthday (1908)
International Jazz Day
Jim Thorpe’s Birthday (1888)
Kite Flying Day
Memorial Day
Menstrual Hygiene Day
National Hamburger Day
Prayer for Peace Memorial Day
Rudy Guiliani’s Birthday (1944)
Sierra Club Day
Walker Percy’s Birthday (1916)

May 29th
Bob Hope’s Birthday (1903)
End of the Middle Ages Day
International Day of UN Peacekeepers
John F. Kennedy’s Birthday (1917)
Learn About Composting Day
Paper Clip Day
Patrick Henry’s Birthday (1736)
Put a Pillow in Your Fridge Day
Wisconsin Ratification Day (1848)

May 30th
Benny Goodman’s Birthday (1909)
Ice Cream Freezer Patented (1848)
Loomis Day
Mel Blanc’s Birthday (1908)
Meredith MacRae’s Birthday (1945)
Mint Julep Day
My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It Day
National Creativity Day
National Senior Health & Fitness Day
The Wicket World of Croquet Day
Tiny Bikini Day
Water a Flower Day

May 31st
National Macaroon Day
Patio Grill Day
Save Your Hearing Day
Walt Whitman’s Birthday (1819)
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day
World No Tobacco Day