Holidays and Festivals

Norwegian Constitution Day a.k.a. Sottende/Syttende Mai 
National Famine Memorial Day (Ireland) 
Navy Day (Argentina) 
Liberation Day (Democratic Republic of the Congo) 
Birthday of the Raja (Perlis, Malaysia)
Constitution Day (Nauru)

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia a.k.a. IDAHO
World Telecommunications Day
World Information Society Day 
Pack Rat Day
Galician Literature Day
 a.k.a. Día das Letras Galegas (Galicia, Spain)
Rogation Sunday
Rural Life Sunday Day
Feast of Saint Paschal Baylon or Pascal Baylon
Feast of Saint Restituta
Feast of Saint Victor 
Feast of ‘Aamat
(Bahá'í Faith)  

Fête de la Buglosse   Translation:  Bugloss Day (French Republican) The 28th day of the Month of Floréal in the French Republican Calendar

Toast of The Day

"To your good health, old friend,
may you live for a thousand years,
and I be there to count them."

- Robert Smith Surtees (May 17th 1805 - March 16th, 1864), an English editor, novelist and sporting writer.

Drink of The Day

 Grass Hopper

1 Part Green Creme De Menthe
1 Part White Creme de Cacao
1 Part Cream
Roll between Micing Cups or Mix in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a Cocktail Glass.

Wine of The Day

Casa Larga NV Cab-Merlot
Style - Cab-Merlot

Beer of The Day

 Rockfish Wheat
Brewer - Blue Mountain Brewery, Afton, VA 
Style - American Style Wheat Beer

Joke of The Day

 I was making love to my wife the other day when she stopped moving.
She just laid there lifeless, but I decided to finish.
All of a sudden she jumped up and shouted BOO!!.
Honestly, some people are just sick in the head!.

Quote of The Day

"He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money."
- Unknown

Whiskey of The Day

McIvor 17 Year Old Finest Blended Scotch Whisky

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

National Women's Health Week, 7 Days beginning with Mother's Day
Reading Is Fun Week, Second Full Week in May
Universal Family Week, Second Full Week in May
Food Allergy Awareness Week, Second Full Week in May
National Return To Work Week, Second Full Week in May
Salute to Moms 35+ Week, Second Full Week in May
Work At Home Moms Week, Second Full Week of May
National Stuttering Awareness Week, Second Full Week of May 

Public Service Recognition Week, Full Week of May 15th
National Police Week, Full Week of May 15th 

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

American Craft Beer Week, 7 Days Starting the Second Monday in May
World Trade Week, 12 Days Starting Second Monday in May
Children's Book Week, 7 Days Starting Monday of the Second Full Week in May
National Etiquette Week, 7 Days Starting Monday of the Second Full Week in May

National Transportation Week, Full Week of the Third Friday in May
National Safe Boating Week, 7 Days ending the last Friday before Memorial Day

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