Holidays and Festivals

May Day (Multinational) * CLICK HERE
International Worker's Day (Multinational) * CLICK HERE
Beltane (Gaelic, Celtic Neopagan, Wiccan) * CLICK HERE
Walpurgis Night (Central and Northern Europe) * CLICK HERE
Samhain (Southern Hemisphere) * (See below)
National Love Day * (See Below)

Traditional start of Summer * CLICK HERE
The May Crowning (Roman Catholic) *
Calan Mai (Wales) *
Take Out The Garbage Day  * (See below)
Loyalty Day * (See Below)
Unity Day (Kazakhstan)
Lei Day  (Hawaii)
Constitution Day (Marshall Islands)
Flag Day (Austria) *
EuroMayDay (Western Europe)
Law Day U.S.A. (United States)
No Pants Day
Fourth and last day of the Floralia
(Roman Empire)

Maharashtra Day and Gujarat Day in the Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat respectively to commemorate the formation of the two states.

Astronomy Day - date varies    
Mother Goose Day
Save the Rhino Day
Amtrak Day

* Palo de Mayo (or Mayo Ya!)  Nicaragua (1-31)
Emmet Kelly Clown Days
Executive Coaching Day 
Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day
New Homeowner's Day 
School Principals' Day
Silver Star Day
Stepmother's Day
Space Day
Tuba Day
All-female festival in honour of Bona Dea
(Roman Empire)
Christian Feast Day of  Augustin Schoeffer
Christian Feast Day of  Andeolus
Christian Feast Day of  Brioc
Christian Feast Day of  James the Less
Memorial of Saint Joseph the Worker
(Roman Catholic optional feast)
Christian Feast Day of  Philip the Apostle
Christian Feast Day of  Sigismund of Burgundy

Earliest possible date for National Day of Prayer (United States)
* Creamfields Australia  (Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, and Melbourne) May 1st-3rd and 8th
* Festival of Nations  (St. Paul, Minnesota, USA) (3rd of 5 Days)
* Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival (Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA) (3rd of 5 Days)
* Columbia River City Festival Columbia, Alabama -
* Blooming Festival  Samson, Alabama
* Wurstfest Helen, Georgia, USA
* 500 Festival Starts 5/1 to 5/31 (Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)
* Charleston Cinco De Mayo Festival (Charleston, South Carolina, USA)
* Country Jamboree (Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA )
* Eastover Heritage Day (Eastover, North Carolina, USA)
* PeakFest (Apex, North Carolina, USA)
* RiverFusion  (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA)
* Romania Day Festival (New York, New York, USA)
* Scotland Festival (Scotland, Georgia, USA)
* Sequim Irrigation Festival (Sequim, Washington,  USA)
* Soka Universitys 9th Annual International Festival (Aliso Viejo, California, USA)
* Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo (San Diego, California, USA)
* Fredericksburg Texas Oldtime German Maifest (Fredericksburg, Texas, USA)   (1OF2)
 *Godley Red Carpet Corridor Festival (Godley, Illinois, USA  (1st OF 2 Days)
* Homestead Hollow's Spring Festival (Springville, Alabama, USA)  (1st OF 3 Days)
* Indiana Smokin On The Water - BBQ Festival (Liberty, Indiana, USA)  (1st OF 2 Days)
* Paradise Valley Jazz Party (Scottsdale, Arizona, USA)  (1st OF 2 Days)
* Cinco De Mayo Chicago Festival (Chicago , Illinois, USA) (1st OF 2 Days)
* Cinco de Mayo Phoenix Festival (Phoenix, Arizona, USA)   (1st OF 2 Days)
* CottonWood Art Festival (Richardson, Texas, USA) (1st OF 2 Days)

* Shady Days in Gay Arts & Crafts Festival  (Gay, Georgia, USA)   (1st OF 2 Days)
* Apple Blossom Festival (Arendtsville, Pennsylvania, USA) (1st OF 2 Days)
* Big Mamou Cajun Festival (Grand Prairie, Texas, USA) (1st OF 2 Days)
* Southowrks Arts Festival (Watkisnville, Georgia, USA)  (1st OF 2 Days)
* Strawberry Festival (Lahaska, Pennsylvania, USA)  (1st OF 2 Days)
* Taste of Ladera (Ladera Ranch, California, USA)    (1st OF 2 Days)
* Towsontown Spring Festival (Towson, Maryland, USA)   (1st OF 2 Days)
* Tulip Time Festival (Holland, Michigan, USA  (8 Days long)
* Viva! Cinco De Mayo (Hillsboro, Texas, USA)
* Winefest (Helen, Georgia, USA)
* Marble City Spring Fling (Marble City, Oklahoma, USA)
* Heart Of Virginia Festival (Farmville, Virginia, USA)
* Green up Day - Vermont (sat)

* Beltane AKA Beltain -  In Irish Gaelic, the month of May is known as Mí Bhealtaine or Bealtaine, and the festival as Lá Bealtaine ('day of Bealtaine' or, 'May Day'). In Scottish Gaelic, the month is known as either (An) Cèitean  or a' Mhàigh, and the festival is known as Latha Bealltainn or simply Bealltainn. The feast was also known as  Céad Shamhain or Cétshamhainin from which the word Céitean derives. Samhain in the southern hemisphere. Beltane in the northern hemisphere, (Neopagan Wheel of the Year)

* Take Out The Garbage Day  Also Known As Vengence Day is the day Seal Team 6 completed the mission of killing Osama Bin Laden. * (Also see Joke of the Day)

* Loyalty Day - formerly intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labour Day. (United States)
* National Love Day, couples flock to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek Mácha in Prague and kiss. (Czech Republic) 

Fête de la Sainfoin   Translation:  Sainfoin Day (French Republican) The 12th day of the Month of Floréal in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

 "Let all thy joys be as the month of May,
And all thy days be as a marriage day."
- Francis Quarles 

Drink of The Day

 May Day

1 Part Rum
2 Peaches, pitted and Chopped
4 strawberries, Chopped
2 Passion Fruit, Flesh and Seeds of
4 oz Apple Juice
1 Tbsp Sugar
2 Tsp Grated Ginger

Blend all ingredients together with crushed ice. Pour the mix equally into highball glasses.
Garnish with an apple fan.

 - Alternative Drink -

Bin Laden

2 shots and a splash of water

- (see Joke of the Day) -

Wine of The Day

CasitaMomi Wines 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Style - Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

Beer of The Day

 Hofbräu Maibock (Urbock)
Brewer - Staatliches Hofbräuhaus in München, Munich, Germany
Style - Maibock
ABV% 7.20

Joke of The Day

 A man walks into a bar and asks for a bin Ladin. The bartender says "whats a bin Ladin?"
The man replies 2 shots and a splash of water

-In Celebration of the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. 

Quote of The Day 

"Abstain from wine, women, and song mostly song."
- Unknown

Whiskey of The Day

Wild Turkey Russell's Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distiller:  Austin Nichols Distilling Co.  (Lawrenceburg, KY)
Age:  10 years
ABV:  45% (90 proof)
Price:  $35 (750mL)

May Observances

ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease) Awareness Month
APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Awareness Month
American Wetlands Month
Arthritis Awareness Month
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Bicycle Safety Month
Borderline Personality Disorder Month
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Carrots and Cauliflower Month
Celiac Awareness Month
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month (Ontario, Canada)
Creative Beginnings Month
Date Your Mate Month
EcoDriving Month
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts From The Garden Month
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Good Car-Keeping Month, Natl
Grapefruit and Kiwi Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
High Blood Pressure Education Mont
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month
Internal Audit Awareness Month, Intl
International Audit Month
International Business Image Improvement Month
International Civility Awareness Month
International Multiple Sclerosis Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month
Latino Books Month
(World) Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month
National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
National Arthritis Month
National Barbecue Month
National Better Hearing and Speach Month
National Bike Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Cancer Research Month
National Correct Posture Month
National Egg Month
National Electric Safety Month
National Foster Care Month
National Good Car Keeping Month
National Hamburger Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National Inventors Month
National Lupus Awareness Month
National Meditation Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Motorcycle Safety Month
National Moving Month
National Neurofibromatosis (NF) Awareness Month
National Older Americans Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Photo Month
National Photograph Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Physiotherapy Month
National Prepare To Buy a Home Month
National Preservation Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa (Food) Month
National Smile Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month
National Teen Self-Esteem Month
National Tuberous Sclerosis Month
National Vinegar Month
National Week of The Ocean Festival Sea-son, Thursday before the Second Saturday in March through Second Saturday in June
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Personal History Month
Potatoes and Limes Month
Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Strike Out Strokes Month
Sweet Vidalia Month, Natl
Tay-Sachs and Canavan Diseases Awareness Month
Teen CEO Month
Teen Self Esteem Month
Tennis Month
Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
Ultra-violet Awareness Month
Women's Health Care Month
Young Achiever Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

Observances this Week

Maifest, first week of May including the first weekend (May Day and Labour Day festivals)
Cinco de Mayo Week, first week of May. Includes the closest weekend to Cinco De Mayo when most of the festivals occur.
North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, First Week in May
National Safe Kids Week, First Week in May
National Travel and Tourism Week, First Week in May
National Charter Schools Week, First Week in May
Children's Book Week, First Week in May
Brain Tumor Action Week, First Week in May
Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week, First Week in May
National Women's Health Week, First Week in May
Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, First Week in May
National Transportation Week, First Week in May
Choose Privacy Week, First Week of May

National Forest Week (Nova Scotia, Canada)* CLICK HERE

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