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May, 2017 Bizarre and Unique Holidays


  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month

Weekly Celebrations:

  • Nurse's Week - first full week of month
  • Wildflower Week - week two
  • National Bike Week - third week
  • National Police Week - third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week - fourth week of month

May, 2017 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

1 May Day

1 Loyalty Day

1 Mother Goose Day

1 Save the Rhino Day

2 Baby Day

2 Brothers and Sisters Day

3 Garden Meditation Day

3 Lumpy Rug Day

3 World Press Freedom Day

4 Bird Day

4 National Candied Orange Peel Day

4 Renewal Day

4 Star Wars Day

5 Cinco de Mayo

5 International Tuba Day - first Friday in May

5 National Hoagie Day

5 Oyster Day

5 Space Day - first Friday in May

6 Beverage Day

6 Free Comic Book Day - first Saturday in May

6 National Tourist Appreciation Day

6 National Nurses Day

6 No Diet Day

7 National Tourism Day

8 Iris  Day

8 No Socks Day

V-E Day

8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

9 Lost Sock Memorial Day 

National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)

10 Clean up Your Room Day

10 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May

10 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse's Week

11 Eat What You Want Day

11 Twilight Zone Day

12 Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day - Friday before Mother's Day

12 Fatigue Syndrome Day

12 International Nurses Day

12 Limerick Day

12 Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother's Day 

13 Birth Mother's Day - Saturday before Mother's Day

13 Blame Someone Else Day - first  Friday the 13th of the year.

13 Frog Jumping Day

13 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May

13 Leprechaun Day

13  National Train Day- Saturday closest to May 10th

13 National Windmill Day - the second Saturday in May

14 Dance Like a Chicken Day

14 Mother's Day second Sunday in May

15 National Chocolate Chip Day

15 Police Officer's Memorial Day

16 Love a Tree Day

16 National Sea Monkey Day

16 Wear Purple for Peace Day

17 Pack Rat Day

18 International Museum Day

18 No Dirty Dishes Day

18 Visit Your Relatives Day

19 Boy's Club Day

19 National Bike to Work Day - third Friday of month

20 Armed Forces Day - third Saturday of month

20 Be a Millionaire Day - now we all can go for that

20 Pick Strawberries Day

21 National Memo Day

21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day

22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day

22 World Goth Day

23 Lucky Penny Day

24 National Escargot Day

24 Victoria Day(Canada) - usually the 24th

25 National Missing Children's Day

25 National Brown Bag It Day

25 National Towel Day - in the UK

25 National Wine Day

25 Tap Dance Day

26 Don't Fry Friday - Friday before Memorial Day

26 Sally Ride Day

27 International Jazz Day - Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

27 Ramadan - date varies

27 Sun Screen Day

28 Amnesty International Day

29 Learn About Composting Day

29 Memorial Day last Monday of month.

30 Water a Flower Day

31 National Macaroon Day

31 Save Your Hearing Day

31 World No Tobacco Day

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