CELEBRATE MAY 2018

Celebrate National Day, Week, Month Observations for May 2018

May Monthly Observations

  • World Stroke Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Motorcycle Awareness Month
  • Sturge-Weber Syndrome Awareness
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Brain Cancer and Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Chocolate Custard Month
  • National Chamber Music Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Get Caught Reading Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • National Water Safety Month
  • Melanoma Awareness Month
  • National Moving Month

May Weekly Observations

  • Intimate Apparel Market Week – Quarterly
  • Small Business Week – First Week in May
  • National Wildflower Week: First Full Week of May
  • Choose Privacy Week: First Full Week of May
  • Screen-Free Week: First Full Week of May
  • Nurses Week: May 6th – May 12th
  • National Pet Week – First Sunday through Monday of May
  • North American Occupational Safety & Health Week – First Sunday through Saturday of May
  • Public Service Recognition Week – Begins First Sunday of May
  • National Hospital Week – First Full Week of May
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – First Monday through Friday in May
  • National Etiquette Week – Begins the Monday of the Second Full Week
  • National Salvation Army Week – Second Full Week
  • Police Week: Week of May 15th
  • Public Works Week: Week of May 15th
  • National Emergency Medical Services Week: Third Full Week of May

May 1

* National Foster Care Day | First Tuesday in May *
* May Day
* Law Day
* National Loyalty Day
* National Chocolate Parfait Day
* National Mother Goose Day
* Silver Star Service Banner Day
* School Principals’ Day

May 2

* National Life Insurance Day

* National Truffle Day


May 3

* National SAN Architect Day
* National Textiles Day
* National Chocolate Custard Day
* National Garden Meditation Day
* National Lumpy Rug Day
* National Paranormal Day
* National Raspberry Popover Day
* National Specially-Abled Pets Day
* National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
* National Day of Prayer – First Thursday in May
* National Day of Reason – First Thursday in May

* World Password Day – First Thursday in May


May 4

* Bird Day
* National Candied Orange Peel Day
* National Orange Juice Day
* National Renewal Day
* National Star Wars Day
* National Weather Observers Day

* National Space Day – First Friday in May


May 5

* National Astronaut Day
* National Cartoonists Day
* Cinco de Mayo
* National Hoagie Day
* National Totally Chipotle Day
* School Lunch Hero Day
* National Homebrew Day– First Saturday in May
* Join Hands Day – First Saturday in May
* National Bombshells’ Day– First Saturday in May
* National Scrapbook Day – First Saturday in May
* National Start Seeing Monarchs Day – First Saturday in May
* National Train Day – Discontinued by Amtrak in 2016

* Free Comic Book Day – First Saturday in May


May 6

* National Beverage Day
* National Crepe Suzette Day
* National Nurses Day
* National Infertility Survival Day – Sunday before Mother’s Day

* National Lemonade Day – First Sunday in May


May 7

* National Barrier Awareness Day
* National Packaging Design Day
* National Paste-Up Day
* National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

* National Melanoma Monday – First Monday in May


May 8

* National Coconut Cream Pie Day
* National Have A Coke Day
* National Student Nurse Day

* National Teacher Appreciation Day – Tuesday of the First Full Week in May


May 9

* National Sleepover Day*
* National Butterscotch Brownie Day
* National Lost Sock Memorial Day
* National Moscato Day
* National School Nurse Day – Wednesday of National Nurses Week
* National Receptionists’ Day – Second Wednesday in May
* National Third Shift Workers Day – Second Wednesday in May

* National Bike to School Day – Changes Annually


May 10

* National Lipid Day
* National Shrimp Day

* National Clean Up Your Room Day


May 11

* National Foam Rolling Day
* National Twilight Zone Day
* National Eat What You Want Day
* National Military Spouse Appreciation Day – Friday Before Mother’s Day

* National Provider Appreciation Day – Friday Before Mother’s Day


May 12

* National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
* National Limerick Day
* National Nutty Fudge Day
* National Odometer Day
* National Babysitter’s Day – Saturday Before Mother’s Day
* National Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday Before Mother’s Day
* National Archery Day – Second Saturday in May
* National Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day– Second Saturday in May
* National Miniature Golf Day – Second Saturday in May

* National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day– Second Saturday in May


May 13

* National Crouton Day
* National Apple Pie Day
* National Frog Jumping Day
* National Fruit Cocktail Day

* Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May


May 14

* National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
* National Dance Like a Chicken Day
* National Underground America Day

* National Women’s Checkup Day – Second Monday in May


May 15

* National Chocolate Chip Day
* National Nylon Stocking Day

* Peace Officers Memorial Day


May 16

* Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
* National Biographer’s Day
* National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
* National Love a Tree Day
* National Piercing Day

* National Sea Monkey Day


May 17

* National Cherry Cobbler Day
* National Pack Rat Day

* National Walnut Day


May 18

* National Cheese Souffle Day
* National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
* National No Dirty Dishes Day
* National Visit Your Relatives Day
* National Bike to Work Day – Third Friday in May
* National Defense Transportation Day – Third Friday in May
* National Endangered Species Day – Third Friday in May
* National Pizza Party Day – Third Friday in May

* NASCAR Day – Third Friday in May


May 19

* National Devil’s Food Cake Day
* National May Ray Day
* National Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday in May

* National Learn to Swim Day – Third Saturday in May


May 20

* National Be a Millionaire Day
* National Pick Strawberries Day
* National Quiche Lorraine Day

* National Take Your Parents to the Playground Day – Third Sunday in May


May 21

* National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
* National Memo Day
* National Strawberries and Cream Day

* National Waitstaff Day


May 22

* National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
* National Maritime Day

* National Vanilla Pudding Day


May 23

* National Lucky Penny Day
* National Taffy Day

* Emergency Medical Services for Children – Wednesday of Emergency Medical Service Week


May 24

* National Escargot Day
* National Scavenger Hunt Day
* Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

* Brother’s Day


May 25

* National Brown-Bag It Day
* National Missing Children’s Day
* Red Nose Day – Changes Annually
* National Tap Dance Day
* National Wine Day
* Towel Day
* National Don’t Fry Day – Friday Before Memorial Day

* National Heat Awareness Day– Last Friday in May


May 26

* National Blueberry Cheesecake Day


May 27

* National Cellophane Tape Day

* National Grape Popsicle Day


May 28

* National Brisket Day
* National Hamburger Day

* Memorial Day  – Last Monday in May


May 29

* National Coq Au Vin Day

* National Paperclip Day


May 30

* Loomis Day
* National Hole In My Bucket Day
* National Mint Julep Day
* National Water a Flower Day

* National Senior Health and Fitness Day – Last Wednesday in May


May 31

* National Autonomous Vehicle Day *
* National Macaroon Day
* Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
* National Save Your Hearing Day
* National Speak in Sentences Day

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