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2021 May

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
ALS Awareness Month
American Bike Month
American Cheese Month
American Wetlands Month
Apraxia Awareness Month
Aramanth 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 Your Posture Month
Creative Beginnings Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Date Your Mate Month
Drum Month
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month
Family Reunion Month
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Flower Month
Food Allergy Action Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts from the Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Global Employee Health & Fitness Month
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals 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 Drum 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
Mystery Month
National Bar-B-Que Month
National Beef Month
National Better Hearing Month
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Education Month
National Brain Cancer and Brain Tumor Awareness Month
National Breathe Easy Month
National Chamber Music Month
National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
National Dental Health Month
National Duckling Month
National EcoDriving 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 Hamburger Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National Inventors Month
National Loaded Potato Month
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Motorcycle Awareness Month
National Moving Month
National Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
National Pet Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month (2x a year)
National Photography 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 Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Vinegar Month
National Water Safety Month
National Wildfire Awareness Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Month
Neurofibromatosis 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
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 8th)

Be Kind to Animals Week
Cannes Film Festival
Children’s Book Week
Choose Privacy Week
Dating and Life Coach Appreciation Week
Drinking Water Week
Goodwill Industries Week
International Coaching Week
National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
National Correctional Officers Week
National Family Week
National Herb Week
National Physical Education & Sports 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
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week
Public Service Recognition Week
Screen Free Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
Tick Awareness Week
Toad Suck Daze
Update Your References Week
World Dystonia Awareness Week

Second Week (May 9th-May 15th)
Air Quality Awareness Week
American Craft Beer Week
Economic Development Week
Flex Work Arrangement Week
Food Allergy Awareness Week
Hurricane Preparedness Week
National Etiquette Week
National Hospital Week
National Nurses 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 Women’s Health Week
Neuropathy Awareness Week
Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week
Reading is Fun Week
Salute to 35+ Moms Week
Salvation Army Week
Screen-Free Week
Spring Astronomy Week
Universal Family Week
Women’s Lung Health Week
Work at Home Moms Week

Third Week (May 16th-May 22nd)
Emergency Medical Services Week
International Heritage Breeds Week
International Learn to Swim Week
International New Friends, Old Friends Week
Mule Days
National Bike to Work Week
National Educational Bosses’ Week
National Eosinophil Awareness Week
National Foul Ball Week
National Fragrance Week
National Medical Transcription Week
National Unicycle Week
World Trade Week

Fourth Week (May 23rd-May 29th)
Buckle Up America Week
Fleet Week
Healthy & Safe Swimming Week
National Backyard Games Week
National Safe Boating Week
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
World Schizophrenia Awareness Week

Fifth Week (May 30th-May 31st)
Black Single Parents Week
National Marina Days
National Polka Weekend

May 1st
Amtrak Day
Batman Day (Also Sept 21)
Beltane
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
Bombshells Day
Executive Coaching Day
Free Comic Book Day
Frequent Flyer Day
Global Love Day
Great Britain Formed (1707)
Hawaiian Lei Day
Herb Day
Hug Your Cat Day
International Doodle Dog Day
International Pilates Day
International Space Day
International Workers Day
Join Hands Day
Kate Smith’s Birthday (1909)
Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day
Kentucky Derby
Law Day
Learn to Ride a Bike Day
Lei Day
Loyalty Day
May Day
Mother Goose Day
National Auctioneer’s Day
National Bubba Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Fitness Day
National Homebrew Day
National Join Hands Day
National Play Outside Day
National Purebred Dog Day
National Scrapbooking Day
National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day
New Homeowner’s Day
School Principal Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
Skyscraper Day
Start Seeing Monarchs Day
Stepmother’s Day
World Naked Gardening Day

May 2nd
Baby Day
Bats Day
Bing Crosby’s Birthday (1904)
Brothers and Sisters Day
Comcast Cares Day
Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Birthday (1903)
Donatella Versace’s Birthday (1955)
Harry Potter Day (Battle of Hogwarts)
International Bereaved Mother’s Day
Lemonade Day
Life Insurance Day
Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day
National Chocolate Truffle Day
National Lemonade Day
National Infertility Survival Day
National Life Insurance Day
Pascha
Robert’s Rule of Order Day
Rural Life Sunday
World Laughter Day
World Tuna Day

May 3rd
Garden Meditation Day
Golda Meir’s Birthday (1898)
Lumpy Rug Day
Mayday for Mutts Day
Melanoma Monday
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Montana Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Raspberry Tart 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
SAN Architects Day
Wild Koala Day
World Laughter Day
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th
Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday (1929)
Bird Day
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
Dave Brubeck Day (“5/4”)
David Guterson’s Birthday (1956)
Fire Day
Foster Care Day
Heloise Bowles Cruse’s Birthday (1919) – Heloise’s Hints
International Firefighter’s Day
International Respect for Chickens Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Weather Observers’ Day
Orange Juice Day
Petite and Proud Day
Renewal Day
Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
Teacher Appreciation Day
World Asthma Day
World Gives Day

May 5th
African World Heritage Day
Ann B. Davis’ Birthday (1926)
Bike to School Day
Cartoonist Day
Chanel No 5 Day
Childhood Stroke Awareness Day
Cinco De Mayo
Great American Grump Out
Hoagie Sandwich Day
International Midwives Day
International Roller Derby Day
James Beard’s Birthday (1903)
Leo Lionni’s Birthday (1910)
Michael Palin’s Birthday (1943)
Museum Lover’s Day
National Astronaut Day
National Bike to School Day
National Day to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy Day
National Deaf Interpreter Appreciation Day
National Enchilada Day
National Ferret Day
National Infertility Survivor’s Day
National Skilled Trades Day
National Teacher Day
Occupational Safety & Health Professionals Day
Oyster Day
Revenge of the Fifth Day
Silence the Shame Day
Teacher Appreciation Day
Totally Chipotle Day
World Asthma Day
World Portuguese Language Day

May 6th
Beverage Day
Hindenburg Crashed (1937)
International Management Accounting Day
International No Diet Day
Joseph Brackett Day
National Child Mental Health Awareness Day
National Crepe Suzette Day
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Reason
National Golf Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
No Diet Day
No Homework Day
Nurse’s Day
Russell Stover Candy Day
Sigmund Freud’s Birthday (1856)
World Password Day

May 7th
Beaufort Scale (Wind) Day
Cosmopolitan Day
Cystinosis Awareness Day
Darrin McGavin’s Birthday (1922)
First Stamp Collection Started
International Sauvignon Blanc Day
International Space Day
Johann Brahms’ Birthday (1833)
National Barrier Awareness Day
National Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day
National Packaging Design Day
National Public Gardens Day
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Space Day
National Tourism Day
Paste Up Day
Piotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky’s Birthday (1840)
Pulitzer Prize Established
Robert Browning’s Birthday (1812)
School Lunch Hero Day
Tuba Day
World Password Day

May 8th
American Indian Day
Bereaved Mother’s Day
Birth Mother’s Day
Free Trade Day
Harry Truman’s Birthday (1884)
Have a Coke Day
International Migratory Bird Day
International Thalassaemia Day
Iris Day
Jamestown Day
Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
Martin Z. Mollusk Day
Mother Ocean Day
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
National Archery Day
National Babysitter’s Day
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Dog Mom Day
National Miniature Golf Day
National Train Day
No Socks Day
O Henry Pun Off
Stay Up All Night
Student Nurse Day
VE (Victory in Europe) Day
Windmill Day
World Belly Dancing Day
World Fair Trade Day
World Migratory Bird Day
World Ovarian Cancer Day
World Red Cross Day

May 9th
Billy Joel’s Birthday (1949)
Bird Day
Birth Mother’s Day
Eleanor Estes’ Birthday (1906)
Europe Day
First US Newspaper Cartoon (1754)
Flower Moon
Kermit the Frog’s Birthday
Lost Sock Memorial Day
Mother’s Day
Mothers at the Wall Day
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Moscato Day
National Sleepover Day
Rogation Sunday
Sir James Barrie’s Birthday (1860)
World Moscato Day

May 10th
Bono’s Birthday (1960)
Christopher Paul Curtis’ Birthday (1953)
Clean Up Your Room Day
David O. Selznick’s Birthday (1902)
Dia de la Madre
Miuccia Prada’s Birthday (1949)
National Golf Day
National Hamster Day
National Lipid Day
National Liver and Onions Day
National Shrimp Day
National Washington Day
National Women’s Check Up Day
World Lupus Day

May 11th
Hostess Cupcake Day
Irving Berlin’s Birthday (1888)
Martha Graham’s Birthday (1894)
National Eat What You Want Day
National Foam Rolling Day
Root Canal Appreciation Day
Salvador Dali’s Birthday (1904)
Tupperware Day
Twilight Zone Day
Valentino Garavani’s Birthday (1932)

May 12th
Blue Balliett’s Birthday (1955)
Burt Bacharach’s Birthday (1928)
Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day
Edward Lear’s Birthday (1912)
Eid-Al-Fitr
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Florence Nightingale’s Birthday (1820)
Henry Cabot Lodge’s Birthday (1850)
International Awareness day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases
International Nurses Day
Katherine Hepburn’s Birthday (1907)
Limerick Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
Native American Rights Day
National Third-Shift Workers Day
Odometer Day
Receptionist’s Day
School Nurse Day
Steve Winwood’s Birthday (1948)
Tony Hawk’s Birthday (1968)

May 13th
Arthur Sullivan’s Birthday (1842)
Children of Fallen Patriots Day
Crouton Day
Darius Rucker’s Birthday (1966)
Frog Jumping Day
Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
International Hummus Day
International Learn to Swim Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
Samantha Morton’s Birthday (1977)

May 14th
Apraxia Awareness Day
Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804)
David Byrne’s Birthday (1952)
Fintastic Friday
Gabriel D. Fahrenheit’s Birthday (1686)
Jamestown Founding Day
John Besh’s Birthday (1968)
Miranda Cosgrove’s Birthday (1993)
National Brioche Day
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Chicken Dance Day
National Decency Day
The Stars and Stripes Forever Day
Thomas Gainsborough’s Birthday (1727)
Underground America Day

May 15th
Do Dah Day
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)
Morel Mushroom Day
Nabka Day
National Armed Forces Day
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
National Safety Dose Day
National Slider Day
National Tuberous Sclerosis Day
Nylon Stocking Day
Preakness
Spring Astronomy Day
Straw Hat Day
World Fiddle Day

May 16th
Biographer’s Day
Christian Lacroix’s Birthday (1951)
Dulcimer Day
First US Nickel Minted
I Am An American Day
International Day of Light
International Day of Living Together in Peace
Liberace’s Birthday (1919)
Love a Tree Day
Mimosa Day
National Barbecue Day
National Biographer’s Day
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Olga Korbut’s Birthday (1955)
Rural Life Sunday
Shavout
Take Your Parents to the Playground Day
Woody Herman’s Birthday (1913)
World Baking Day

May 17th
Blood Pressure Day
First Kentucky Derby (1875)
Gary Paulsen’s Birthday (1939)
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Graduation Tassel Day
National Idaho Day
National Walnut Day
Neighbor Day
Pack Rat Day
Ride a Unicycle Day
Same Sex Marriage Day
Supply Chain Professional Day
Syttendi Mai
World Hypertension Day
World Information Society Day
World Neurofibromatosis Day
World Telecommunications Day

May 18th
Buy A Musical Instrument Day
Frank Capra’s Birthday (1897)
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
I Love Reeses Day
International Museum Day
Lillian Hoban’s Birthay (1925)
Mother Whistler Day
Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)
National Cheese Souffle Day
National Museum Day
No Dirty Dishes Day
Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19th
Band Aid Day
Boy’s Club Day
Buddah Day
Celebrate Your Elected Official Day
Circus Day The Ringling Brother’s Circus opened in 1884
Eleanor Tomlinson’s Birthday (1992)
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
May Ray Day
National Devil Food Cake Day
National Employee Health & Fitness Day
National Hepatitus Testing Day
National Juice Slush Day
National Scooter Day
Nora Ephron’s Birthday (1941)
Pete Townshend’s Birthday (1945)
Trauma Survivor’s Day
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
World Crohn’s and Colitis Day
World IBD Day

May 20th
Be a Millionaire Day
Eliza Doolittle Day
Everybody Draw Mohammad Day
Henri Rousseau’s Birthday (1844)
Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday (1908)
Mary Pope Osbourne’s Birthday (1949)
National Association of Psychometrists Day
National Caesar Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
National Red Sneakers Day
National Rescue Dog Day
Pick Strawberries Day
Stop the Bleed Day
Weights and Measures Day
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
World Bee Day
World Metrology Day

May 21st
American Red Cross Founded (1881)
Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day
Endangered Species Day
End of the World or Rapture Day
I Need a Patch for That Day
International Defense Transportation Day
International Tea Day
International Virtual Assistant’s Day
Lindbergh Flight Day (1927)
NASCAR Day
National Bike to Work Day
National Memo Day
National Pizza Party Day
National Read-A-Thon Day
National Strawberries and Cream Day
National Wait Staff Day
Sister Maria Hummel’s Birthday (1909)
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development

May 22nd
Arnold Lobel’s Birthday (1933)
Canadian Immigrants Day
Herbal Plants Day
International Being You Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
Julia Pierpont Day
Mary Cassatt’s Birthday (1844)
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
National Cooler Day
National Craft Distillery Day
National Heritage Breeds Day
National Maritime Day
National Road Trip Day
National Solitaire Day
National Title Track Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day
National Wig Out Day
NFZ Awareness Day
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday (1859)
US Colored Troops Day
World Goth Day
World Paloma Day

May 23rd
Declaration of the Bab Day
Drinking with the Chickens Day
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Lucky Penny Day
Margaret Wise Brown’s Birthday (1910)
National Best Friend In Law Day
National Taffy Day
Neighbor Day
Pentecost
Rosemary Clooney’s Birthday (1928)
Whit Sunday
World Turtle Day

May 24th
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 Scavenger Hunt Day
National Wyoming Day
Queen Victoria’s Birthday (1819)
World Schizophrenia Day
Yucatan Shrimp Day

May 25th
Cookie Monster’s Birthday
Geek Pride Day
Mike Myers’ Birthday (1963)
National Brown Bag-It Day
National Missing Children’s Day
National Tap Dance Day
National Wine Day
Nerd Pride Day
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
Helena Bonham Carter’s Birthday (1966)
John Wayne’s Birthday
Lenny Kravitz’ Birthday (1964)
Masaharu Morimoto’s Birthday (1955)
National Chardonnay Day
National Cherry Dessert Day
National Paper Airplane Day
National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Sally Ride Day
Stevie Nicks’ Birthday (1948)
World Lindy Hop Day
World Otter Day
World Redhead Day

May 27th
Cellophane Tape Day
Golden Gate Bridge Opens (1937)
Gray Day
Henry Kissinger’s Birthday (1923)
Joe Cool Day
John Cheever’s Birthday (1912)
Masking Tape Patented (1930)
National Grape Popsicle Day
Red Nose Day
Wild Bill Hickock’s Birthday (1837)

May 28th
Amnesty International Day
Don’t Fry Day
Heat Awareness Day
Ian Fleming’s Birthday (1908)
International Chardonnay Day
International Jazz Day
Jim Thorpe’s Birthday (1888)
Menstrual Hygiene Day
National Brisket Day
National Cooler Day
National Don’t Fry Day
National Hamburger Day
National Polka Day
National Road Trip Day
National Title Track Day
National Wigout Day
Sierra Club Day
Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
Sunscreen Day
Walker Percy’s Birthday (1916)

May 29th
Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day
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
National 529 Day
National Biscuit Day
National Coq Au Vin Day
National Learn to Swim 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)
Indianapolis 500
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
National Water a Flower Day
Schroeder Day (Debuted in Peanuts 5/30/51)
Water a Flower Day
World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day

May 31st
Autonomous Vehicle Day
International Flight Attendant Day
Memorial Day
National Macaroon Day
National Moment of Remembrance (3pm)
National Smile Day
National Speak in Sentences Day
National Utah Day
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
Patio Grill Day
Save Your Hearing Day
Walt Whitman’s Birthday (1819)
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World No Tobacco Day