May 2018 – Monthly, Weekly and Food Celebrations

May 2018

Monthly Celebrations

ALS Awareness Month
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
American Wetlands Month
APS Awareness Month
Arthritis Awareness Month
Aramanth Month
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Asthma Awareness Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Better Hearing & Speech Month
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
Borderline Personality Disorder Month
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Building Safety Month
Celiac Awareness Month
Chip Your Pet Month
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada):
Creative Beginnings Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Drum Month
EDS (Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome) Awareness Month
Family Reunion Month (Between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day)
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Food Allergy Action Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts From The Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Global Health and Fitness Month
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Golf Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
Home Schooling Awareness Month
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
International Audit Month
International Business Image Improvement Month
International Civility Awareness Month
International Mediterranean Diet Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Maytag Month
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
Mental Health Month
Military Appreciation Month
Motorcycle Safety Month
Mystery Month
National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
National Better Hearing Month
National Bike Month
National Chamber Music Month
National Electrical Safety Month
National Foster Care Month
National Good Car Keeping Month
National Guide Dog Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Inventors Month
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month (aka NF Month)
(World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month
National Meditation Month
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Moving Month
National Pet Month
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month
National Photo Month
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
National Physiotherapy Month
National Preservation Month
National Recommitment Month
National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
National Smile Month
National Syringomyelia Awareness Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Tuberous Sclerosis Month
National Water Safety Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Month
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month
Older Americans Month
Personal History Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month (5/11-6/15)
React Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Social Security Education Awareness Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Strike Out Strokes Month
Sturge-Weber Awareness Month
Teen CEO Month
Tennis Month
Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Month
Textile Month
Tourettes Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 – 6/15)
Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
Ultra-violet Awareness Month
Women’s Health Care Month
Worldwide Home Schooling Awareness Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month
National Family Month (5/12 to 6/16)

Weekly Celebrations

Choose Privacy Week: 1-7
(World) Dystonia Awareness Week: 3-11
Toad Suck Daze: 5-6 (First Weekend)
National Nurses Day and Week: 6-12
National Tourism Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Be Kind To Animals Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Drinking Water Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Flexible Work Arrangement Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Goodwill Industries Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Hurricane Preparedness Week: 6-12
International Clitoris Awareness Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Correctional Officer’s Week:6-12 (First Full Week)
National Family Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Hospital Week: 6-12
National Hug Holiday Week: 6-12
National Pet Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
National Wildflower Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week: 6-12
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Public Service Recognition Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Root Canal Awareness Week: 6-12
Teacher Appreciation Week: 6-12 (First Full Week S-F)
Update Your References Week: 6-12 (First Full Week)
Children’s Book Week: 7-11 (First full week starting Monday)
National WildflowerWeek: 7-11 (First Full Week starting Monday)
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week:7-11 (First Full M-F Week)
International Coaching Week: 7-13
National Safety Stand Down Week (Constuction Falls): 7-11
National Stuttering Awareness Week: 7-13 (Second full Week)
Universal Family Week: 10-16
Food Allergy Awareness Week: 13-19
National Medical Transcription Week: 13-19
National Nursing Home Week: 13-20 (Starts Mother’s Day to Saturday)
National Police Week: 13-19 (2nd Full Week)
National Return To Work Week: 13-19 (2nd Full Week)
National Transportation Week: 13-19 (Always Includes the 3rd Friday)
National Women’s Health Week: 13-19
Reading is Fun Week: 13-19 (2nd Full Week)
Root Canal Awareness Week: 13-19
Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 13-19 (Starts on Mothers Day)
Salvation Army Week: 13-19 (Second Week)
Work At Home Moms Week: 13-19 (Starts on Mother’s Day)
American Craft Beer Week: 14-20
National Bike to Work Week: 14-18 (3rd Full Week M-F)
National Etiquette Week: 14-18 (Begins 2nd Monday of Full Week)
National Foul Ball Week: 16-21
National Safe Boating Week: 19-25 (Week before Memorial Day)
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 20-26 (3rd Full Week)
Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: 20-27 (Week before Memorial Day M-S
International Heritage Breeds Week: 20-26 (3rd Full Week)
National African Violet Week: 20-27
National Eosinophil Awareness Week: 20-26 (Third Week)
National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 20-26 (3rd Week)
National Stationery Week: 20-23
National Unicycle Week: 20-26 (Begins on 3rd Sunday)
World Trade Week: 20-26 (3rd Week)
National Backyard Games Week: 21-28 (Week before Memorial Day)
National Polka Weekend: 25-27 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31
Mudbug Madness Days: 26-28 (Memorial Day Weekend)
National Tire Safety Week: 26-6/2 (Starts Memorial Day Weekend)
Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 26-28 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)
Great American Brass Band Week: 31-6/3

Food Celebrations

National Asparagus Month
National Barbeque Month
National Beef Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Gazpacho Aficionado Month
National Hamburger Month
National Loaded Potato Month
National Mediterranean Diet month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Vinegar Month

May 1-7: National Raisin Week
May 3-9: National Herb Week
First Saturday in May: National Homebrew Day

National Hamburger Week is the second week of the month.
International Pickles Week is the third week.
National Frozen Yogurt Week and American Beer Week are held the fourth week.

May 1
National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2
National Truffles Day

May 3
National Raspberry Tart Day
National Chocolate Custard Day

May 4
National Homebrew Day
National Orange Juice Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day

May 5
National Chocolate Custard Day
Cinco de Mayo
National Hoagie Day

May 6
National Crêpes Suzette Day
International No Diet Day

May 7
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Empanada Day
Have A Coke Day

May 9
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Moscato Day

May 10
National Shrimp Day

May 11
Eat What You Want Day

May 12
National Nutty Fudge Day

May 13
National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
International Hummus Day
World Cocktail Day

May 14
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15
National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

May 16
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day

May 17
National Cherry Cobbler Day
Shrimp & Remoulade Dip

May 18
National Cheese Soufflé Day
I Love Reese’s

May 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
World Baking Day

May 20
National Quiche Lorraine Day
Pick Strawberries Day

May 21
National Strawberries and Cream Day

May 22
National Vanilla Pudding Day

May 23
National Taffy Day

May 24
National Escargot Day

May 25
National Brown-Bag-It Day
National Wine Day

May 26
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Cherry Dessert Day

May 27
National Grape Popsicle Day

May 28
National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day

May 29
National Coq Au Vin Day

May 30
National Mint Julep Day

May 31
National Macaroon Day

Celebration lists and information are sourced from the following websites:;;; and

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