May 2017 Holidays And Celebrations

May Holiday Marketing Calendar

MAY MONTHLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

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 – link
National Photograph Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

MAY WEEKLY HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

National Tourism Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Be Kind To Animals Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Children’s Mental Health Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Drinking Water Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Flexible Work Arrangement Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Goodwill Industries Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
International Clitoris Awareness Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Kids Win Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
NAOSH Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Alcohol and Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Correctional Officers Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Family Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Pet Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Raisin Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Wildflower Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Public Service Recognition Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Update Your References Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
Children’s Book Week, May 8-14 (First full week starting Monday)
National Wildflower Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-13 (First Full Week)
National Nursing Home Week, May 14-20 (Starts Mother’s Day to Saturday)
National Police Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
National Return To Work Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
Reading is Fun Week, May May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
Salute to Moms 35+ Week, May May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
National Etiquette Week, May 15-21 (Begins Second Monday of Full Week)
Salvation Army Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
National Stuttering Awareness Week, May 14-20 (Second Full Week)
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Bike to Work Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Dog Bite Prevention Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Heritage Breeds Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Medical Transcription Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National New Friends, Old Friends Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Transportation Week, May 14-20 (Always Includes the Third Friday)
World Trade Week, May 21-27 (Third Full Week)
National Safe Boating Week, May 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, May 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Backyard Games Week, May 21-27 (Week before Memorial Day)
Mudbug Madness Days, May 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Polka Weekend, May 26-28 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
Old-Time Player Piano Weekend, May26-28 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)

MAY NATIONAL DAYS

MAY 1
May Day
International Workers’ Day
Law Day
National Loyalty Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Mother Goose Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
National Melanoma Monday – First Monday in May

MAY 2
National Life Insurance Day
National Truffle Day
World Asthma Day – First Tuesday in May

MAY 3
World Press Freedom Day
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-Able Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day

MAY 4
International Firefighters Day
Bird Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Orange Juice Day
National Renewal Day
National Star Wars Day
National Weather Observers Day
National Day of Prayer – First Thursday in May
National Day of Reason – First Thursday in May

MAY 5
International Midwives Day
National Astronaut Day
World Password Day
Cinco de Mayo
National Cartoonists Day
National Hoagie Day
National Totally Chipotle Day
National Space Day – First Friday in May
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day – Friday Before Mother’s Day
National Provider Appreciation Day – Friday Before Mother’s Day

MAY 6
National Beverage Day
National Crepe Suzette Day
National Nurses Day #NationalNursesDay
Join Hands Day – First Saturday in May
National Bombshells’ Day – First Saturday in May
National Homebrew Day – First Saturday in May
National Scrapbook Day – First Saturday in May
National Start Seeing Monarchs Day – First Saturday in May

MAY 7
National Barrier Awareness Day
National Packaging Design Day
National Paste-Up Day
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Infertility Survival Day – Sunday Before Mother’s Day
National Lemonade Day – First Sunday in May

MAY 8
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War – May 8-9
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Have a Coke Day
National Women’s Checkup Day – Second Monday in May

MAY 9
Europe Day
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
National Moscato Day
National Teacher Appreciation Day #ThankATeacher – Tuesday of the First Full Week in May

MAY 10
International Migratory Bird Day
National Lipid Day
National Shrimp Day
National Bike To School Day – Changes Annually
National School Nurse Day – Wednesday of National Nurses Week
National Receptionists Day #NationalReceptionistsDay – Second Wednesday in May
National Third Shift Workers Day – Second Wednesday in May

MAY 11
National Foam Rolling Day
National Twilight Zone Day

MAY 12
International Nurses Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Limerick Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
National Odometer Day

MAY 13
National Crouton Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Frog Jumping Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
National Babysitter’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day
National Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day
World Fair Trade Day – Second Saturday in May
National Archery Day – Second Saturday in May
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day – Second Saturday in May
National Miniature Golf Day – Second Saturday in May
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day – Second Saturday in May
National Train Day – Saturday Closest to May 10

MAY 14
Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Dance Like a Chicken Day
National Underground America Day

MAY 15
International Day of Families
National Chocolate Chip Day #NationalChocolateChipDay
National Nylon Stocking Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day

MAY 16
National Biographer’s Day
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
National Love a Tree Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day

MAY 17
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Pack Rat Day
National Walnut Day
Emergency Medical Services for Children Day – Wednesday of Emergency Medical Service Week

MAY 18
World AIDS Vaccine Day
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
International Museum Day
National Cheese Souffle Day
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day

MAY 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
National May Ray 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 20
National Be a Millionaire Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
National Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday in May
National Learn to Swim Day – Third Saturday in May

MAY 21
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
National Memo Day
National Strawberries and Cream Day
National Waitstaff Day

MAY 22
International Day for Biological Diversity
World Goth Day
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
National Maritime Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day

MAY 23
World Turtle Day
National Lucky Penny Day
National Taffy Day

MAY 24
National Escargot Day
National Scavenger Hunt Day

MAY 25
Geek Pride Day
Towel Day
National Brown-Bag It Day
National Missing Children’s Day #NationalMissingChildrensDay
National Tap Dance Day
National Wine Day

MAY 26
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Don’t Fry Day – Friday Before Memorial Day
National Heat Awareness Day – Last Friday in May

MAY 27
National Cellophane Tape Day
National Grape Popsicle Day

MAY 28
National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day

MAY 29
National Memorial Day – Last Monday in May
International Day of U.N. Peacekeepers
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

MAY 31
World No-Tobacco Day
National Macaroon Day
National Save Your Hearing Day
National Speak in Sentences Day
National Senior Health and Fitness Day – Last Wednesday in May

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