Holidays and Festivals

Day of Bravery a.k.a. Gergyovden (Bulgaria)
Martyrs' Day (Lebanon and Syria)
Durdevdan (Gorani, Roma)
Shën Gjergji (Albania and Kosovo)
Yuri's Day in the Spring (Russian Orthodox Church)
Occupational Safety & Health Professional's Day

The first day of Hidirellez (Turkey)
Hindenburg Disaster Rememberance Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
Great American Grump Out
No Diet Day  AKA  International No Diet Day
Beverage Day
No Homework Day

Earliest day for Military Spouse Day, while May 12 is the latest, celebrated on the Friday before Mother's Day. (United States) 
St George's Day  (Eastern Orthodox Church)
Christian Feast Day of Dominic Savio
Christian Feast Day of Evodius of Antioch
(Roman Catholic Church)
Christian Feast Day of Gerard of Lunel
Christian Feast Day of Lucius of Cyrene
Christian Feast Day of Petronax of Monte Cassino

* Dixon May Fair  Dixon, California, USA First Thursday through Sunday in May (Day 1 of 4)
* Lawndale Spring Carnival  Lawndale, California, USA 
First Thursday through Sunday in May (Day 1 of 5)
* MayFest  Marble Falls, Texas, USA
First Thursday through Sunday in May (Day 1 of 4)
* Rooster Days Festival  Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA
First Thursday through Sunday in May (Day 1 of 4)
* Seattle Maritime Festival Seattle, Washington, USA
First Thursday through Saturday in May (Day 1 of 3)
* Springfest   Ocean City, Maryland, USA
First Thursday through Sunday in May (Day 1 of 4) 
Fête de la Pimprenelle   Translation:  Salad burnet Day (French Republican) The 17th day of the Month of Floréal in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

 "May your joys be as deep as the ocean
And your misfortunes as light as the foam."

- Traditional Irish

Drink of The Day

1 to 1.5 parts silver or blanco tequila
2 to 3 parts pineapple juice
Juice of half a lime 
Mix the ingredients in a shaker half full of ice. Strain and serve in a chilled cocktail glass or champagne flute.
Sour mix may be used in place of lime juice
Serve in Cocktail Glass

Wine of The Day

Eliseo Silva (2007) Syrah
Style - Syrah
Columbia Valley

Beer of The Day

 Witte Noire Imperial Amber Wheat Ale
Brewer - De Proef Brouwerij, Lochristi, Belgium
Style - Belgian-Style Dark Strong Ale

Joke of The Day

 A man stumbles up to the only other patron in a bar and asks if he could buy him a drink. "Why of course," comes the reply.
The first man then asks, "Where are you from?"
"I'm from Ireland," replies the second man.
The first man responds, "You don't say, I'm from Ireland too! Let's have another round to Ireland."
"Of course," replies the second man.
"I'm curious," the first man then asks, "Where in Ireland are you from?"
"Dublin," comes the reply.
"I can't believe it," says the first man. "I'm from Dublin too! Let's have another drink to Dublin."
"Of course," replies the second man.
Curiosity again strikes and the first man asks, "What school did you go to?"
"Saint Mary's," replies the second man, "I graduated in '64."
"This is unbelievable!", the first man says. "I went to Saint Mary's and I graduated in '64, too!"
About that time in comes one of the regulars and sits down at the bar. "What's been going on?" he asks the bartender.
"Nothing much," replies the bartender. "The Murphy twins are drunk again."

Quote of The Day

"Please leave your values at the front desk."
- Actual sign In a Paris hotel elevator

Whiskey of The Day

Very Old Barton Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey

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

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

Be Kind To Animals Week, First Full Week in May
Children's Mental Health Week, First Full Week in May
Drinking Water Week, First Full Week in May
Flexible Work Arrangement Week, First Full Week in May
Goodwill Industries Week, First Full Week in May
Kids Win Week, First Full Week in May
National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week, First Full Week in May
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week, First Full Week in May
National Family Week, First Full Week in May
National Hug Holiday Week, First Full Week in May
National Pet Week, First Full Week in May
National Raisin Week, First Full Week in May
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week, First Full Week in May
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week, First Full Week in May
Public Service Recognition Week, First Full Week in May (
Update Your References Week, First Full Week in May
National Correctional Officer's Week, First Full week in May
NAOSH Week First Full week in May
National Hospital Week Usually, First Full Week of May
Dating and Life Coach Recognition Week, First Full Week in May (Also see September) 

 National Wildflower Week, 7 Days Usually Starting Monday of the First Full Week (2013 May 4-12, 2014 May 5-11, 2015 May 4-10)
International Wildlife Film Week, 8 Days Usually Starting First Saturday in May
Dystonia Awareness Week (UK),
May 5th through May 13th
Intimate Apparel Week,
Feb. 4-8, May 6-10, Aug. 5-9, Nov. 4-8
National Nurses Week,
May 6th through May 12th

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