May Holidays, Observations and Awareness Days


May Holidays List

May is full of holidays you never probably even knew existed! This month is full of fun, quirky, sometimes serious and sometimes just downright strange holidays that you may get at chuckled out of! Check out the days below and see if there are some holidays you would like to celebrate or honor. ♥

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Floating Holidays

(Holidays that land on different days each year)

  • World Naked Gardening Day – first Saturday of May
  • Mayday for Mutts – first Sunday of May
  • Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day – first Sunday in May
  • Green Ribbon Day – observed Tuesday of the first full week in May
  • Teacher Day – observed on the Tuesday of the first full week in May
  • Poem on your Pillow Day – First Tuesday in May
  • Bike To School Day (couldn’t narrow down a specific date)
  • Great American Grump Out – the first Wednesday in May
  • National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day – 1st Wednesday in May
  • School Nurse Day – celebrated on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week
  • Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day -falls on the Wednesday of the first full week of May
  • Ascension Day – the 40th day of Easter. It occurs 39 days after Easter Sunday.
  • Martin Z. Mollusk Day – Saturday of the first full week in May
  • The National Day of Prayer – first Thursday of May
  • National Day of Reason – first Thursday in May
  • International Tuba Day –  first Friday in May
  • No Pants Day – first Friday in May
  • Beer Pong Day – first Saturday of May
  • National Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day (second Sunday of May)
  • National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day – first Saturday in May
  • Free Comic Book Day – first Saturday of May
  • HerbDay –  first Saturday of May
  • Join Hands Day – first Saturday in May
  • Kentucky Derby –  first Saturday in May
  • National Homebrew Day – first Saturday in May
  • National Scrapbooking Day – first Saturday in May
  • National Veal Ban Action Day – second Sunday in May
  • Sex Differences in Health Awareness Day – Tuesday of National Women’s Health Week
  • National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day – second Sunday in May
  • World Belly Dance Day –  second Saturday in May
  • World Baking Day – third Sunday in May
  • National Employee Health and Fitness Day (NEHFD) the third Wednesday in May
  • Endangered Species Day – third Friday in May
  • NASCAR Day – third Friday of May
  • National Defense Transportation Day – third Friday in May
  • National Pizza Party Day – third Friday in May
  • National Learn to Swim Day – third Saturday in May
  • National River Cleanup – third Saturday of May
  • Armed Forces Day – third Saturday in May
  • Culture Freedom Day – third Saturday of May
  • World Whisky Day – third Saturday of May
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day – Wednesday of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week
  • Jerusalem Day – to be celebrated on the 28th of Iyar
  • Don’t Fry Day –  Friday before Memorial Day
  • European Neighbours’ Day – Neighbours’ Day – last Friday of May
  • National Death Busters Day -Friday before Memorial Day
  • National Heat Awareness Day –  last Friday of May
  • National Wig Out Day – 10 days before the first Monday in June
  • National Title Track Day – Fourth Friday of every May

May 1st Holidays

Beltane Day
Couple Appreciation Day  Personalized Photo Happy Mother's Day Card
CSS Reboot Day
Executive Coaching Day
Frequent Flyer Day
Global Love Day
Law Day
Lei Day
Loyalty Day
May Day
Mother Goose Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
National Purebred Dog Day
New Homeowners Day
Save the Rhino Day
School Principals’ Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
Worthy Wage Day

May 2nd Holidays

Baby Day
Brothers and Sisters DayNational Nurses Day May 6th Button
Great Lakes Awareness Day
International Scurvy Awareness Day
National Play Your Ukulele Day
National Truffle Day
World Tuna Day

May 3rd Holidays

Garden Meditation Day 
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Lumpy Rug Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Specially-abled Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Paranormal Day

Public Radio Day
Sun Day
Wordsmith Day
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th Holidays

Anti-Bullying Day
Bird Day
Star Wars Day
International Firefighters Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Orange Juice Day
National Weather Observers Day
Petite and Proud Day
Renewal Day
International Respect For Chickens Day
World Give Day

May 5th Holidays

Cartoonists Day
Cinco de Mayo
International Midwives Day
Make-A-Book Day
National Hoagie Day
National Silence the Shame Day

Revenge of the Fifth
Totally Chipotle Day

May 6th Holidays

International No Diet Day
Joseph Brackett Day
National Beverage Day
National Crêpe Suzette Day
National Nurses Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
No Homework Day

May 7th Holidays

National Barrier Awareness Day
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
National Tourism Day

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Cosmopolitan Day
Paste Up Day

May 8th Holidays

Free Trade Day
Iris Day
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Have a Coke Day
National Student Nurses Day
No Socks Day
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
Victory in Europe Day
World Ovarian Cancer Day
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

May 9th Holidays

Hurray for Buttons Day
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
National Moscato Day
Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day

May 10th Holidays

National Clean Up Your Room Day
National Shrimp Day
National Small Business Day
Trust Your Intuition Day
World Lupus Day

May 11th

Eat What You Want Day
Hostess Cupcake Day
National Twilight Zone Day

May 12th Holidays

International Awareness Day
International Nurses’ Day
Limerick Day
International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
Odometer Day

May 13th

Blame Someone Else Day
Cough Drop Day
Frog Jumping Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
International Hummus Day

National Leprechaun Day
Top Gun Day
Tulip Day

World Cocktail Day

May 14th Holidays

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Dance Like A Chicken Day
International Dylan Thomas Day
National Underground America Day
The Stars and Stripes Forever Day

May 15th Holidays

Dinosaur Day
HG Awareness Day
International Conscientious Objectors DayWorld Asthma Day Button
International Day of Families
International MPS Awareness Day
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Safety Dose Day
National Tuberous Sclerosis Day
Nylon Stockings Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day
Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought No Matter What It Was
Straw Hat Day

May 16th Holidays

Biographer’s Day
Love a Tree Day
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
National Mimosa Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day
National Wear Purple for Peace Day

May 17th Holidays

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Mushroom Hunting Day
National Pack Rat Day
National Walnut Day
World Hypertension Day
World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May 18th Holidays

HIV/Aids Vaccine Awareness Day
I Love Reese’s Day
International Museum Day
Mother Whistler Day
National Cheese Soufflé Day
National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day
Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day

May 19th Holidays

Accounting Day
Boy’s Club Day
Celebrate Your Elected Officials Day
May Ray Day
National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
National Hepatitis Testing Day
World IBD Day

May 20th Holidays

Be a Millionaire Day
Eliza Doolittle Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
Pick Strawberries Day
Weights and Measures Day
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day

May 21st Holidays

American Red Cross Founder’s Day
I Need a Patch for That Day
National Memo Day
National Strawberries and Cream Day
National Waiters and Waitresses Day
Rapture Party Day
Sister Maria Hummel Day
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 22nd Holidays

Harvey Milk Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
National Maritime Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day
World Goth Day

May 23rd Holidays

Declaration of the Bab Day
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Lucky Penny Day
National Taffy Day
World Turtle Day

May 24th Holidays

Asparagus Day
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
Brother’s Day
International Tiara Day
National Escargot Day
Scavenger Hunt Day

May 25th Holidays

Geek Pride Day
National Brown-Bag-It DayWorld Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day Button
National Missing Children’s Day
National Tap Dance Day
National Wine Day
Towel Day

May 26th Holidays

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Cherry Dessert Day
National Paper Airplane Day
National Grey Day
Sally Ride Day
World Dracula Day
World Lindy Hop Day
World Redhead Day
World Vaping Day

May 27th Holidays

Cellophane Tape Day
National Grape Popsicle Day
National Gray Day
Nothing to Fear Day
Sunscreen Protection Day
Old-Time Player Piano Day

May 28th Holidays

Amnesty International Day
National Hamburger Day
National Brisket Day
Slugs Return From Capistrano Day

May 29th Holidays

End of the Middle Ages Day
International Coq Au Vin Day
International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
National Biscuit Day
Learn About Composting Day
Paper Clip Day
Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day
World Digestive Health Day

May 30th Holidays

Loomis Day
My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Day

May 31st Holidays

National Meditation Day
National Autonomous Vehicle Day
National Macaroon Day
National Smile Day
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
Save Your Hearing Day
Speak in Complete Sentences Day
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World No Tobacco Day

Monthly Awareness Observances for MayEDS Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Pink Button

Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness
Military Appreciation Month
ALS Awareness Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asthma Awareness Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
Brain Cancer Awareness Month
Celiac Awareness Month
ME/CFS Awareness Day and Month
Mental Health Awareness MonthMay is Fibromalgia Awareness Month Magnet
Haitian Heritage Month
Hepatitis Awareness Month
National Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month Jewish American Heritage Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Motorcycle Awareness Month
Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Month
National Bike Month
National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
National Guide Dog MonthNational Mobility Awareness Month
National Foster Care Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports MonthMay is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Yard Sign
National Stroke Awareness Month
Williams Syndrome Awareness Month
Don’t Fry Day
European Neighbours’ Day
National Death Busters Day
National Heat Awareness Day
National Title Track Day
National Wig Out Day

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month

May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month

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