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2023 May Holidays - Daily Calendar National, World Days

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About May Holidays

There’s more than a few big May holidays for you to enjoy. Among the biggies is The Kentucky Derby, held early on the first Saturday of the month. Mint Juleps anyone!? Then, we get to honor and celebrate mom on Mother’s Day. We end the month with Memorial Day as we honor the veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect and preserve our liberties and freedom. Memorial Day also signifies the beginning of summer, even though it has not yet arrived meteorologically .But, that’s not all May has to offer. There are plenty of May National holidays and international holidays to enjoy.

May Special Events

Early in May, the Running of the Roses is held. It’s Kentucky Derby time. Southern Belles dress in their finest, including a flowery hat, and drink Mint Juleps.  It’s Kentucky Derby Day.

In mid-month we honor mom on  Mother’s Day second Sunday in May

Then, at the end of the month, we honor our military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice to assure our freedom and way of life. Memorial Day

May Holidays - Monthly Celebrations

  • Asian American Month
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • Gifts from the Garden Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Mystery 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
  • Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May Weekly Events

  • Be Kind to Animals Week -First full week of month
  • 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
Kentucky Dery May Event

2023 May Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:

Rose Flower

May holidays include many International and National Holidays

Memorial Day

We Remember out Military Personnel in May


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