May 2019 – Monthly, Weekly and Food Celebrations

May 2019

Monthly Holidays

ALS Awareness Month
(Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease) 
American Wetlands Month 
APS Awareness Month
Arthritis Awareness 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
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
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 Barbeque 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 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 Mediterranean Diet 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)
Ramadan: 6-6/5
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 Holidays

Choose Privacy Week: 1-7

(World) Dystonia Awareness Week: 3-11

Toad Suck Daze: 4-5 (First Weekend)

Be Kind to Animals Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Drinking Water Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Flexible Work Arrangement Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Goodwill Industries Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Hurricane Preparedness Week: 5-11

International Clitoris Awareness Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Correctional Officer’s Week:5-11 (First Full Week)

National Family Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Hug Holiday Week: 5-11

National Raisin Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Root Canal Appreciation Week: 5-11

National Tourism Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

National Wildflower Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Public Service Recognition Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Root Canal Awareness Week: 5-11

National Small Business Week: 5-11 (Moved from April)

Teacher Appreciation Week: 5-11 (First Full Week S-F)

Update Your References Week: 5-11 (First Full Week)

Children’s Book Week: 6-11 (First full week starting Monday)

National Pet Week: 6-12  (First Full Week)

National Nurses Day and Week: 6-12

National Safety Stand Down Week (Construction Falls): 6-10

National Wildflower Week: 6-11 (First Full Week starting Monday)

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week: 6-10 (First Full M-F Week)

Universal Family Week: 10-16 

Food Allergy Awareness Week: 12-18

National Body Piercing Week: 12-17 (Moved from July)

National Hospital Week: 12-18

National Nursing Home Week: 12-18 (Starts Mother’s Day to Saturday)

National Police Week:  12-18 (2nd Full Week)

National Return to Work Week:  12-18 (2nd Full Week)

National Transportation Week: 12-18 (Always Includes the 3rd Friday)

National Women’s Health Week: 12-18

Peripheral Neuropathy Awareness Week: 6-12

Reading is Fun Week:  12-18 (2nd Full Week)

Salute to Moms 35+ Week: 12-18 (Starts on Mother’s Day)

Salvation Army Week: 12-18 (Second Week)

Work At Home Moms Week: 12-18 (Starts on Mother’s Day)

American Craft Beer Week: 13-19

National Bike to Work Week: 13-19   (3rd Week M-F)

National Etiquette Week: 13-17 (Begins 2nd Monday of Full Week)

National Public Gardens Week: 13-19

National Stuttering Awareness Week: 13-19 (Second full Week)

PGA Championship: 13-19

Cannes Film Festival: 15-26

National Foul Ball Week: 16-21

National Safe Boating Week: 18-24 (Week before Memorial Day)

EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)

International Heritage Breeds Week: 19-25 (3rd Full Week)

National Eosinophil Awareness Week: 19-25 (Third Week)

National Medical Transcription Week: 19-25

National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 19-25 (3rd Week)

National Stationery Week: 19-22

National Unicycle Week: 19-25 (Begins on 3rd Sunday)

World Trade Week: 19-25 (3rd Week)

Brain Injury Awareness Week: 20-26

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week: 20-25 (Week before Memorial Day M-S) 

National Backyard Games Week: 20-27 (Week before Memorial Day)

National Tire Safety Week: 20-27 (Starts Week Before Memorial Day Weekend)

World Schizophrenia Awareness Week: 20-27

Fleet Week (NY): 22-28

National Polka Weekend: 24-26 (Always Memorial Day Weekend)

Week of Solidarity with The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories: 25-31

Mudbug Madness Days: 25-27 (Memorial Day Weekend)

Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 25-27(Always Memorial Day Weekend)

National African Violet Week: 26-6/2

Scripps National Spelling Bee: 28-31(Tues.-Thurs. of Memorial Day Wk.)

Monthly Food Celebrations

National Asparagus Month

National Barbecue Month

National Chocolate Custard Month

National Egg Month

National Gazpacho Aficionado Month

 National Hamburger Month

National Mediterranean Diet

Month National Salad Month

National Salsa Month

National Strawberry Month

National Vinegar Month

Weekly Food Celebrations

National Raisin Week and National Herb Week – first week

National Hamburger Week – second week

International Pickles Week – third week

National Frozen Yogurt Week and American Beer Week – fourth week


Daily Food Celebrations

May 1

National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 2

National Truffles Day

 May 3

National Raspberry Tart 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


National Coquilles St. Jacques Day

May 17

National Cherry Cobbler Day

 May 18

National Cheese Soufflé Day

 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

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