Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lots to celebrate in May

Happy May!

Yes, I realize today is May 2nd. I was going to post this yesterday but too much was going on yesterday and I was exhausted by day's end. I was rehired for an old writing gig yesterday (yay!) so I got started on my assignments ASAP! I also got an acceptance on another book for kids yesterday (yay again!) so I was VERY excited about that! And, finally, I was running a bunch of errands yesterday. The first day of the month is ALWAYS hectic!


I happened to notice A LOT of people posting things about "May is National (Whatever) Month" on their blogs, web sites and newsletters. That got me wondering just what all the month of May is known for! So I put together this list, which I was able to do thanks to various sources.

Apparently, we have a lot to celebrate during the month of May! We will also celebrate hubby's birthday this month, my birthday and, if we’re lucky, the release of a new book!

Here are all the special things and days associated with the month of May. (Note: Some dates are year-specific, such as Mother's Day and Memorial Day.)

May is....


American Bike Month

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Asparagus Month

Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month

Better Hearing and Speech Month

Flower Month

Motorcycle Safety Month

National Bar-B-Que Month

National Chocolate Custard Month

National Egg Month

National Duckling Month

National Hamburger Month

National Mental Health Month

National Military Appreciation Month

National Photo Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Salad Month

National Salsa Month

National Senior Travel Month

National Strawberry Month

National Stroke Awareness Month

National Teaching and Joy Month

National Tourism Month

Personal Note Writing Month

Project Safe Baby Month 

Revise Your Work Schedule Month

Senior Citizens Month 

Social Science Book Month

Texas Writers Month 

Transportation Month

USA Tennis Month 

Victorious Woman Month

Week Long Observances

1st Week:

National Postcard Week

Teacher Appreciation Week

National Raisin Week

2nd Week:

National Pet Week

National Police Week

Stuttering Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week

Last Week:

National Backyard Games Week

May 1st

Hawaiian Lei Day

Mother Goose Day

May Day

Worthy Wage Day

May 2nd

Holocaust Remembrance Day

(Note: Later, I double-checked this one while I was working on something else. An official site said this day is usually celebrated in April. In fact, it was on April 13th this year.)

May 3rd

National Day of Prayer 

Constitution Memorial Day in Japan

May 4th

National Weather Observers' Day

National Candied Orange Peel Day

Space Day

May 5th

Children's Day in Japan

Cinco De Mayo

National Hoagie Day

National Scrapbook Day

May 6th

International No Diet Day

National Beverage Day

Nurses Day


May 7th

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8th

National Teacher Day

National Train Day

No Socks Day

Have a Coke Day

May 9th

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Peter Pan Day

May 10th

Clean Up Your Room Day

May 11th

National Family Child Care Provider's Day

Twilight Zone Day

May 12th

International Nurses Day

Kite Day

Limerick Day

May 13th

Mother's Day

Tulip Day

May 14th

National Dance Like a Chicken Day

May 15th

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 16th

Wear Purple for Peace Day

May 17th

Pack Rat Day

Brown vs Board of Education Anniversary

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day 

Mufflers Day

New York Stock Exchange Birthday

World Telecommunications Day

Rubber Band Birthday

May 18th

International Museum Day

Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19th

Armed Forces Day

Circus Day

National Devil's Food Cake Day

May 20th

Peace Day

Strawberry Picking Day

May 21st

Lindbergh Flight Day

Victoria Day in Canada

May 22nd

Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day 

Herbal Plant Day

Mysteries Are Marvelous Day

National Maritime Day

National Prom Night

May 23rd

Penny Day

National Taffy Day

May 24th

National Escargot Day

May 25th

National Missing Children's Day

National Tap Dance Day

May 26th

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 28th

Amnesty International Day

Memorial Day

National Hamburger Day

May 29th

Paper Clip Day

May 30th

Hole in My Bucket Day

May 31st

World No Tobacco Day

National Macaroon Day

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