May Awareness Days

Here is a list of days of observance in May. 

May Awareness Days

Daily Holidays and Observances

May 1: May Day, Mother Goose Day, Law Day, Make a Book Day, World Laughter Day* (first Sunday)

May 2: Sibling Appreciation Day, Teacher Appreciation Day* (Tuesday of first full week)

May 3: Sun Day, Kite Day

May 4: Intergalactic Star Wars Day, National Weather Observers Day

May 5: Museum Lovers Day, Cartoonist Day, National Day of Reason* (first Thursday)

May 6: No Homework Day, International Space Day* (first Friday), Tuba Day (first Friday)

May 7: Space Day* (first Saturday)

May 8: Mother’s Day, V E Day

May 9: National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Peter Pan Day

May 10: Windmill Day

May 11: Eat What You Want Day

May 12: Limerick Day, International Migratory Bird Day

May 13: Frog Jumping Day, Tulip Day, Blame Someone Else Day* (first Friday 13th of the year)

May 14: Star Wars Day, Stars and Stripes Forever Day

May 15: International Day of Families, Over the Rainbow Day

May 16: Biographer’s Day

May 17: World Telecommunications Day

May 18: International Museum Day

May 20: Endangered Species Day* (third Friday

May 21: Armed Forces Day* (third Saturday)

 May 22: National Maritime Day

May 23: World Turtle Day

May 24: Scavenger Hunt Day

May 25: Nerd or Geek Pride Day

May 30: Memorial Day* (last Monday)

National Family Reading Week (first week)

Children’s Mental Health Week (first full week)

Teacher Appreciation Week (first full week, M-F)

Children’s Book Week (May 2-8)

Screen Free Week (May 2-8)

Wildflower Week (May 2-8)

Astronomy Week (May 9-15)

Reading is Fun Week (second full week)

National Backyard Games Week (week before Memorial Day)

Creative Beginnings Month

Latino Books Month

National Pet Month

National Photo Month

National Mental Health Month

National Military Appreciation Month

National Wild Fire Awareness Month

National Inventors Month

Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

National Family Month

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