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2020 May

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES

ALS Awareness Month

American Bike Month

American Wetlands Month

Apraxia Awareness Month

Arthritis Awareness 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

Food Allergy Action 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

Military Appreciation Month

Motorcycle Safety Month

National Bar-B-Que Month

National Better Hearing Month

National Bike Month

National Breathe Easy Month

National Chamber Music Month

National Duckling Month

National Egg Month

National Electrical Safety Month

National Family Month (5/12-6/16)

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 Awareness Month

National Osteoporosis Awareness Month

National Pet Month

National Photograph Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physiotherapy Month

National Preservation Month

National Read to Your Baby Bump 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

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Month

Older Americans Month

Personal History Month

Pet Cancer Awareness Month

Potatoes and Limes Month

Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

Preeclampsia Awareness Month

Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month

React Month

Revise Your Work Schedule Month

Save Your Tooth Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Social Security Education Awareness Month

Spiritual Literacy Month

Strike Out Strokes Month

Sturge-Weber Awareness Month

Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases 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 2nd)

Choose Privacy Week

Dystonia Awareness Week

National Physical Education & Sports Week

Screen Free Week

Toad Suck Daze

Second Week (May 3rd-May 9th)

Air Quality Awareness Week

Astronomy Week

Be Kind to Animals Week

Children’s Book Week

Dating and Life Coach Appreciation Week

Drinking Water Week

Economic Development Week

Flex Work Arrangement Week

Goodwill Industries Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

International Coaching Week

National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week

National Correctional Officers Week

National Dog Bite Prevention Week

National Family Week

National Hug Holiday Week

National Nurses Week

National Pet Week

National Postcard Week

National Raisin Week

National Root Canal Appreciation Week

National Safety Stand Down Week

National Small Business Week

National Sun Safety Week

National Tourism Week

National Wildflower Week

Neuropathy Awareness Week

North American Occupational Safety & Health Week

Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week

Public Service Recognition Week

Screen-Free Week

Spring Astronomy Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

Update Your References Week

Third Week (May 10th-May 16th)

American Craft Beer Week

Brain Injury Awareness Week

Food Allergy Awareness Week

National Body Piercing Week

National Etiquette Week

National Hospital Week

National Medical Transcription Week

National Nursing Home Week

National Police Week

National Prevention Week

National Public Gardens Week

National Return to Work Week

National Stuttering Awareness Week

National Transportation Week

National Women’s Health Week

Reading is Fun Week

Salute to 35+ Moms Week

Salvation Army Week

Universal Family Week

Women’s Lung Health Week

Work at Home Moms Week

World Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Fourth Week (May 17th-May 23rd)

Buckle Up America Week

Emergency Medical Services Week

Fleet Week

Hurricane Preparedness Week

International Gay Square Dancing Week

International Heritage Breeds Week

International New Friends, Old Friends Week

International Whistlers Week

National Bike to Work Week

National Bread Week

National Educational Bosses’ Week

National Emergency Medical Services Week

National Eosinophil Awareness Week

National Foul Ball Week

National Medical Transcription Week

National Polka Weekend

National Safe Boating Week

National Stationery Week

National Tire Safety Week

National Unicycle Week

Old Time Player Piano Weekend

Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week

Root Canal Awareness Week

Single Parents Week

World Trade Week

Fifth Week (May 26th-May 31st)

Black Single Parents Week

Great American Brass Band Week

Healthy & Safe Swimming Week

National African Violet Week

National Backyard Games Week

May 1st

Amtrak Day

Batman 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 Purebred Dog Day

New Homeowner’s Day

Save the Rhino Day

School Principal Day

School Lunch Hero Day

Silver Star Day

Skyscraper Day

Stepmother’s Day

Tuba Day

May 2nd

Baby Day

Bing Crosby’s Birthday (1904)

Bladder Cancer Awareness Day

Bombshells Day

Brothers and Sisters Day

Comcast Cares Day

Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Birthday (1903)

Donatella Versace’s Birthday (1955)

Fire Day

Harry Potter Day (Battle of Hogwarts)

International Doodle Dog Day

Join Hands Day

Learn to Ride a Bike Day

Life Insurance Day

Mariachi Day

Mayday for Mutts Day

National Auctioneer’s Day

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Reason

National Homebrew Day

National Life Insurance Day

National Play Outside Day (1st Sat of each month)

National Scrapbooking Day

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Play Your Ukulele Day

Robert’s Rule of Order Day

Spring Astronomy Day

Start Seeing Monarchs Day

Stone Carver’s Day

World Naked Gardening Day

World Tuna Day

May 3rd

Bats Day

Buddah Day

Garden Meditation Day

Golda Meir’s Birthday (1898)

Good Posture Day

International Bereaved Mother’s Day

International Pilates Day

Lemonade Day

Lumpy Rug Day

Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day

National Infertility Survival Day

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

Rural Life Sunday

SAN Architects Day

World Laughter 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

Herb Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Firefighter’s Day

International Respect for Chickens Day

International Sauvignon Blanc Day

Melanoma Monday

National Candied Orange Peel Day

National Fitness Day

National Weather Observers’ Day

Orange Juice Day

Petite and Proud Day

Renewal Day

Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)

World Gives Day

May 5th

Ann B. Davis’ Birthday (1926)

Bladder Cancer Awareness Day

Bombshells Day

Cartoonist Day

Childhood Depression Awareness Day

Childhood Stroke Awareness Day

Cinco De Mayo

Foster Care Day

Hoagie Sandwich Day

International Midwives Day

International Roller Derby Day

James Beard’s Birthday (1903)

Michael Palin’s Birthday (1943)

Museum Lover’s Day

National Astronaut Day

National Ferret Day

National Infertility Survivor’s Day

National Teacher Day

Oyster Day

Revenge of the Fifth Day

Silence the Shame Day

Totally Chipotle Day

World Asthma Day

May 6th

Beverage Day

Dandelion Days

Great American Grump Out

Hindenburg Crashed (1937)

International Management Accounting Day

International No Diet Day

Joseph Brackett Day

Leo Lionni’s Birthday (1910)

National Deaf Interpreter Day

National Golf Day

National Skilled Trades Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

No Diet Day

No Homework Day

Nurse’s Day

Russell Stover Candy Day

School Nurse Day

Sigmund Freud’s Birthday (1856)

May 7th

Beaufort Scale (Wind) Day

Cosmopolitan Day

Cystinosis Awareness Day

Darrin McGavin’s Birthday (1922)

Design Packaging Day

First Stamp Collection Started

Johann Brahms’ Birthday (1833)

National Barrier Awareness Day

National Child Mental Health Awareness Day

National Day of Prayer

National Day of Reason

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 Password Day

May 8th

Bike to School Day

Child Care Provider Day

Fintastic Friday

Free Cone Day

Free Trade Day

Harry Truman’s Birthday (1884)

Have a Coke Day

International Space Day

Iris Day

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

National Public Gardens Day

National Third-Shift Workers Day

No Socks Day

Receptionist’s Day

Stay Up All Night

Student Nurse Day

VE (Victory in Europe) Day

World Ovarian Cancer Day

World Red Cross Day

May 9th

American Indian Day

Bereaved Mother’s Day

Birth Mother’s Day

Eleanor Estes’ Birthday (1906)

First US Newspaper Cartoon (1754)

Flower Moon

International Migratory Bird Day

Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Mother Ocean Day

National Babysitter’s Day

National Dog Mom Day

National Miniature Golf Day

National Moscato Day

National Sleepover Day

Occupational Safety & Health Professionals Day

Sir James Barrie’s Birthday (1860)

Stay Up All Night Day

Windmill Day

World Belly Dancing Day

World Fair Trade Day

May 10th

Blood Pressure Day

Bono’s Birthday (1960)

Christopher Paul Curtis’ Birthday (1953)

Clean Up Your Room Day

David O. Selznick’s Birthday (1902)

Fintastic Friday

Miuccia Prada’s Birthday (1949)

Mother’s Day

Mothers at the Wall Day

National Doodle Day

National Hamster Day

National Lipid Day

National Shrimp Day

One Day Without Shoes Day

World Lupus Day

World Migratory Bird Day

May 11th

Accountant’s Day

Eat What You Want Day

Hostess Cupcake Day

Irving Berlin’s Birthday (1888)

Jamestown Day

Martha Graham’s Birthday (1894)

Martin Z. Mollusk Day

National Archery Day

National Foam Rolling Day

National Women’s Check-Up Day

Root Canal Appreciation Day

Salvador Dali’s Birthday (1904)

Spring Astronomy Day

Tupperware Day

Twilight Zone Day

Valentino Garavani’s Birthday (1932)

May 12th

Babysitter’s Day

Blue Balliett’s Birthday (1955)

Buddah Day

Burt Bacharach’s Birthday (1928)

Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day

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)

Limerick Day

National Nutty Fudge Day

Native American Rights Day

Odometer Day

One Day Without Shoes Day

Steve Winwood’s Birthday (1948)

Tony Hawk’s Birthday (1968)

May 13th

Arthur Sullivan’s Birthday (1842)

Blame Someone Else Day

Brain Injury Awareness Day

Children of Fallen Patriots Day

Crouton Day

Darius Rucker’s Birthday (1966)

Frog Jumping Day

International Hummus Day

National Apple Pie Day

National Fruit Cocktail Day

National Night Shift Workers Day

National Train Day

Receptionists Day

Samantha Morton’s Birthday (1977)

Tulip Day

May 14th

Apraxia Awareness Day

Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804)

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 Buttermilk Biscuit Day

National Chicken Dance Day

National Decency Day

National Women’s Check-Up Day

The Stars and Stripes Forever Day

Thomas Gainsborough’s Birthday (1727)

Underground America Day

May 15th

Endangered Species Day

International Day of the Family

International Defense Transportation Day

International MPS Awareness Day

International Virtual Assistant’s Day

Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s Birthday (1981)

Katherine Ann Porter’s Birthday (1890)

L.F. Baum’s Birthday – The Wizard of Oz (1856)

Morel Mushroom Day

Nabka Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

National Employee Health & Fitness Day

National Peace Officers Memorial Day

National Pizza Party Day

National Safety Dose Day

National Slider Day

National Tuberous Sclerosis Day

Nylon Stocking Day

O Henry Pun-Off Day

Straw Hat Day

Tone Deaf Day

World Red Cross Day

May 16th

Armed Forces Day

Biographer’s Day

Christian Lacroix’s Birthday (1951)

Do Dah Day

Dulcimer Day

First US Nickel Minted

International Day of LIght

Liberace’s Birthday (1919)

Love a Tree Day

Mike, the Headless Chicken Day

Mimosa Day

National BBQ Day

National Piercing Day

National Sea Monkey Day

Olga Korbut’s Birthday (1955)

Trauma Survivor’s Day

Woody Herman’s Birthday (1913)

World Fiddle Day

May 17th

Bake Macaroons Day

First Kentucky Derby (1875)

Gary Paulsen’s Birthday (1939)

International Defense Transportation Day

National Bike to Work Day

National Walnut Day

Neighbor Day

Pack Rat Day

Ride a Unicycle Day

World Hypertension Day

World Information Society Day

World Neurofibromatosis Day

World Telecommunications Day

May 18th

Buy A Musical Instrument Day

Celebrate Your Elected Official Day

Do-Dah Day

Emergency Medical Services for Children 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

Lillian Hoban’s Birthay (1925)

Mother Whistler Day

Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)

National Learn to Swim Day

National Museum Day

No Dirty Dishes Day

Send an Electronic Greeting Day

Senior Citizen’s Day

Supply Chain Professional Day

Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19th

Artichoke Day

Band Aid Day

Bay to Breakers Day

Boy’s Club Day

Circus Day The Ringling Brother’s Circus opened in 1884

Eleanor Tomlinson’s Birthday (1992)

May Ray Day

National Devil Food Cake Day

National Hepatitus Testing Day

National Scooter Day

Nora Ephron’s Birthday (1941)

Pete Townshend’s Birthday (1945)

Take Your Parents to the Playground Day

World Hepatitis Day

May 20th

Be a Millionaire Day

Eliza Doolittle Day

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

Henri Rousseau’s Birthday (1844)

Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday (1908)

Mary Pope Osbourne’s Birthday (1949)

National Endangered Species Day

National Juice Slush Day

National Rescue Dog Day

Pick Strawberries Day

Rhubarb Day

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day

Weights and Measures Day

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

World Bee Day

May 21st

Allergy Alert Day

American Red Cross Founded (1881)

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

Emergency Medical Services Day

End of the World or Rapture Day

I Need a Patch for That Day

Lindbergh Flight Day (1927)

National Memo Day

National Read-A-Thon Day

National Wait Staff Day

Sister Maria Hummel’s Birthday (1909)

Soil Stewardship Day

Stop the Bleed Day

May 22nd

Arnold Lobel’s Birthday (1933)

Canadian Immigrants Day

Don’t Fry Day

Herbal Plants Day

International Day for Biological Diversity

Mary Cassatt’s Birthday (1844)

National Cooler Day

National Craft Distillery Day

National Maritime Day

National Road Trip Day

National Title Track Day

National Wig Out Day

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday (1859)

World Goth Day

World Paloma Day

May 23rd

Body Painting Day

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Lucky Penny Day

Margaret Wise Brown’s Birthday (1910)

National Best Friend In Law Day

National Heritage Breeds Day

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

Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day

Asparagus Day

Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

Brother’s Day

First Morse Code Message Sent (1844)

International Tiara Day

Morse Code Day

National Escargot Day

National Geographic Bee

National Polka Day

Neighbor Day

Queen Victoria’s Birthday (1819)

World Schizophrenia Day

May 25th

Cookie Monster’s Birthday

Julia Pierpoint Day

International Heritage Breeds Day

Memorial Day

Mike Myers’ Birthday (1963)

National Missing Children’s Day

National Moment of Remembrance (3pm)

National Tap Dance Day

National Wine Day

Nerd Pride Day

Old Time Piano Day

Prayer for Peace Memorial

Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Birthday (1803)

Stacy London’s Birthday (1969)

Towel Day (Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy)

World Thyroid Day

May 26th

Al Jolson’s Birthday (1886)

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Feast of St. Augustine

Grey Day

Helena Bonham Carter’s Birthday (1966)

Indianapolis 500

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)

Joe Cool Day

John Cheever’s Birthday (1912)

Masking Tape Patented  (1930)

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Sunscreen Day

Wild Bill Hickock’s Birthday (1837)

World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day

May 28th

Amnesty International Day

Ian Fleming’s Birthday (1908)

International Jazz Day

Jim Thorpe’s Birthday (1888)

Menstrual Hygiene Day

National Brisket Day

National Hamburger Day

Rudy Guiliani’s Birthday (1944)

Shavuot

Sierra Club Day

Walker Percy’s Birthday (1916)

May 29th

Bob Hope’s Birthday (1903)

End of the Middle Ages Day

Heat Awareness Day

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

John F. Kennedy’s Birthday (1917)

Learn About Composting Day

Mike, the Headless Chicken 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 Nail Tech Day

The Wicket World of Croquet Day

Tiny Bikini Day

Water a Flower Day

World Otter Day

May 31st

National Macaroon Day

Patio Grill Day

Pentecost

Save Your Hearing Day

Walt Whitman’s Birthday (1819)

What You Think Upon Grows Day

World No Tobacco Day