Holidays and Festivals

Saint Helena Day (discovery in 1502) (Saint Helena)
Navy Day a.k.a. Día de las Glorias Navales (Chile)
Circassian Day of Mourning * (see below)              
American Red Cross Founder's Day
Independence Day
(Montenegro), 2006

Afro-Colombian Day  (Columbia) marks the abolition of slavery
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
National Memo Day
National Waiters and Waitresses Day
  a.k.a. National Wait Staff Day
I Need A Patch For That Day
Feast of Saint Charles-Eugène de Mazenod
(Roman Catholic)
Feast of Saints Constantine and Helena, Equal-to-the-Apostles (Eastern Orthodox)

* Circassian Day of Mourning: Memorial Day to mourn the losses in the Russian-Circassian War and the Circassian Genocide 

Fête de la Hémérocalle   Translation:  Daylily Day (French Republican) The Second day of the Month of Prairial in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"Old wood to burn,
Old books to read,
Old wine to drink,
Old friends to trust."

- Traditional

Drink of The Day

 Wine Cooler

2 Parts Red Wine
1 Part 7-UP

- Alternatives : Different Juice or Fruit can be added.

Wine of The Day

Lynfred (2007) Zinfandel
Style - Zinfandel

Beer of The Day

 Black Magic Stout
Brewer - Oggi's Pizza & Brewing Co.  San Clemente, CA
Style - American-Style Stout

Joke of The Day

 The manager of a supermarked was getting to know his employees when he aproached a stockboy
"Where are you from?" the manager asked
The stockboy replied, "Canada sir."
"Oh really? Why did you leave Canada?" asked the manager. The stockboy replied, "They're all just prostitutes and hockey players up there."
"Really," replied the manager, "My wife is from Canada!"
The stockboy replied, "Err, No kidding! What team did she play for?
-In Celebration of Victoria Day(Canada) (2013)

Quote of The Day

"The advantage of exercising every day is that you die healthier."
- Unknown

- Alternative -

"Great Minds think alike, But Fools seldom differ."
- Unknown

Whiskey of The Day

Baker's Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Distiller:  Jim Beam Distillery  (Clermont, KY)
Age:  7 years
ABV:  53.5%  (107 proof)
Price:  $40-50 (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 Family Month (5/12 to 6/16)
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
Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month (5/12-6/16)
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
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month (5/15 - 6/15)
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

Arbour Week  (Prince Edward Island, Canada), Third Week in May * CLICK HERE
National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, Third Week in May

National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Third Full Week in May
National Educational Bosses' Week, Third Full Week of May
National New Friends, Old Friends Week, Third Full Week in May
National Bike to Work Week, Third Full Week in May
National Bike Week (USA), Third Full Week in May
National Medical Transcription Week, Third Full Week in May
National Backyard Games Week, Third Full Week in May
International Coaching Week, Third Full Week in May (Moved from February in 2013)

World Trade Week, 12 Days Starting Second Monday in May
Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, Week before Memorial Day
National Safe Boating Week, 7 Days ending the last Friday before Memorial Day

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