Media Diary: May 2019 Special Dates

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The month of May is the special month for…

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Here are your special events for the month of May:

May is the special month for:

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Correct Your Posture Month
Date Your Mate Month
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month
International Drum Month
Melanoma Awareness Month
National Asparagus Month (US)
National Barbecue Month (US)
National Bike Month (US)
National Blood Pressure Education Month (US)
National Brain Cancer and Brain Tumor Awareness Month (US)
National Chamber Music Month (US)
National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month (US)
National Dental Care Awareness Month (US)
National Egg Month (US)
National Foster Care Month (US)
National Get Caught Reading Month (US)
National Hamburger Month (US)
National Inventor’s Month (US)
National Lyme Disease Awareness Month (US)
National Mediterranean Diet Month (US)
National Mental Health Awareness Month (US)
National Military Appreciation Month (US)
National Motorcycle Awareness Month (US)
National Moving Month (US)
National Photography Month (US)
National Preservation Month (US)
National Recommitment Month (US)
National Salad Month (US)
National Salsa Month (US)
National Strawberry Month (US)
National Stroke Awareness Month (US)
National Water Safety Month (US)
National Wild Fire Awareness Month (US)
Older Americans Month (US)
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Sturge-Weber Syndrome Awareness

The Special Weeks for May:

Small Business Week – First Week in May
National Wildflower Week (US): First Full Week of May
Choose Privacy Week: First Full Week of May
Screen-Free Week: First Full Week of May
Nurses Week: May 6th – May 12th
National Pet Week (US) – First Sunday through Monday of May
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week – 1st Sun – Sat of May
Public Service Recognition Week – Begins First Sunday of May
National Hospital Week (US) – First Full Week of May
Teacher Appreciation Week – First Monday through Friday in May
National Etiquette Week (US) – Begins the Monday of the Second Full Week
National Salvation Army Week (US) – Second Full Week
Bike to Work Week – Second Work Week
American Craft Beer Week (US) – May 14 – 20
Police Week: Week of May 15th
Public Works Week: Week of May 15th
National Emergency Medical Services Week (US): Third Full Week of May

May Special Days:

1-May Batman Day
1-May National Skilled Trades Day (US) – First Wednesday in May*
1-May National Loyalty Day (US)
1-May May Day
1-May National Mother Goose Day (US)
1-May National Chocolate Parfait Day (US)
1-May Law Day
1-May School Principals’ Day
1-May Silver Star Service Banner Day
1-May Global Love Day
1-May Save the Rhino Day
2-May National Truffle Day (US)
2-May National Life Insurance Day (US)
2-May National Day of Prayer (US) – First Thursday in May
2-May National Day of Reason (US) – First Thursday in May
2-May World Password Day – First Thursday in May
2-May World Tuna Day
2-May Baby Day
2-May Brothers and Sisters Day
3-May No Pants Day
3-May National SAN Architect Day (US)
3-May National Lumpy Rug Day (US)
3-May National Garden Meditation Day (US)
3-May National Specially-Able Pets Day (US)
3-May National Two Different Colored Shoes Day (US)
3-May National Paranormal Day (US)
3-May National Chocolate Custard Day (US)
3-May National Raspberry Pop Over Day (US)
3-May National Textiles Day (US)
3-May National Montana Day (US)
3-May National Space Day (US) – First Friday in May
3-May School Lunch Hero Day – First Friday in May
3-May World Press Freedom Day
3-May International Tuba Day – first Friday in May
3-May Space Day – first Friday in May
4-May World Naked Gardening Day
4-May Herb Day
4-May Star Wars Day
4-May National Weather Observers Day (US)
4-May National Renewal Day (US)
4-May National Orange Juice Day (US)
4-May National Candied Orange Peel Day (US)
4-May Bird Day
4-May Kentucky Derby – First Saturday in May
4-May National Fitness Day (US) – First Saturday in May
4-May National Scrapbook Day (US) – First Saturday in May
4-May National Homebrew Day (US) – First Saturday in May
4-May Join Hands Day – First Saturday in May
4-May National Bombshells’ Day (US) – First Saturday in May
4-May National Start Seeing Monarchs Day (US) – First Saturday in May
4-May Free Comic Book Day – First Saturday in May
4-May International Firefighters’ Day
5-May National Astronaut Day (US)
5-May National Cartoonists Day (US)
5-May National Silence the Shame Day (US)
5-May National Totally Chipotle Day (US)
5-May National Hoagie Day (US)
5-May Cinco de Mayo
5-May National Infertility Survival Day (US) – Sun Before Mother’s Day
5-May National Lemonade Day (US) – First Sunday in May
5-May Oyster Day
5-May Ramadan – begins at sundown, date varies
6-May International No Diet Day
6-May National Nurses Day (US)
6-May National Beverage Day (US)
6-May National Crepe Suzette Day (US)
6-May Melanoma? Monday – First Monday in May
6-May National Tourist Appreciation Day (US)
7-May National Packaging Design Day (US)
7-May National Paste-Up Day (US)
7-May National Barrier Awareness Day (US)
7-May National Roast Leg of Lamb Day (US)
7-May National Foster Care Day (US) – First Tuesday in May
7-May National Teacher Appreciation Day (US) – Tue of 1st Full Wk
7-May World Naked Gardening Day – FIRST SATURDAY IN MAY
7-May National Tourism Day (US)
8-May National Coconut Cream Pie Day (US)
8-May National Have A Coke Day (US)
8-May National Receptionists’ Day (US) – Second Wednesday in May
8-May National Third Shift Workers Day (US) – Second Wed in May
8-May National School Nurse Day (US) – Wed of National Nurses Week
8-May National Bike To School Day (US) – Changes Annually
8-May Iris Day
8-May National Outdoor Intercourse Day (US)
8-May No Socks Day
8-May World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day
9-May Europe Day
9-May Lost Sock Memorial Day
9-May National Moscato Day (US)
9-May National Butterscotch Brownie Day (US)
9-May National Sleepover Day (US)
10-May Clean Up Your Room Day
10-May National Lipid Day (US)
10-May National Shrimp Day (US)
10-May National Washington Day (US)
10-May National Military Spouse Appreciation Day (US) – Fri Before Mother’s Day
10-May Child Care/Daycare Provider Day – Friday before Mother’s Day
11-May Astronomy Day
11-May Twilight Zone Day
11-May Eat What You Want Day
11-May National Foam Rolling Day (US)
11-May National Birth Mother’s Day (US) – Saturday before Mother’s Day
11-May National Babysitter’s Day (US) – Saturday before Mother’s Day
11-May National Dog Mom’s Day (US) – Second Saturday in May
11-May National Train Day (US) – Saturday Closest to May 10
11-May National Archery Day (US) – Second Saturday in May
11-May National Miniature Golf Day (US) – Second Saturday in May
11-May Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day – Second Sat in May
11-May Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day – Second Saturday in May
11-May International Migratory Bird Day – second Saturday in May
11-May National Windmill Day (US) – second Saturday in May
12-May Limerick Day
12-May National Odometer Day (US)
12-May National Nutty Fudge Day (US)
12-May National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day (US)
12-May Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May
12-May International Hummus Day
12-May Fatigue Syndrome Day
12-May International Nurses Day
12-May Lilac Sunday second Sunday in May
13-May Frog Jumping Day
13-May National Crouton Day (US)
13-May National Apple Pie Day (US)
13-May National Fruit Cocktail Day (US)
13-May National Women’s Checkup Day (US) – Second Monday in May
13-May Leprechaun Day
14-May Dance Like a Chicken Day
14-May National Decency Day (US)
14-May National Underground America Day (US)
14-May National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (US)
15-May Chocolate Chip Day
15-May Peace Officers Memorial Day
15-May National Nylon Stocking Day (US)
15-May Police Officer’s Memorial Day
16-May Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
16-May National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day (US)
16-May National Love a Tree Day (US)
16-May National Piercing Day (US)
16-May National Sea Monkey Day (US)
16-May National Biographer’s Day (US)
16-May National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day (US)
16-May National Caesar Day (US) – Thursday Before Victoria Day
16-May Wear Purple for Peace Day
17-May Pizza Party Day
17-May Pack Rat Day
17-May National Cherry Cobbler Day (US)
17-May National Graduation Tassel Day (US)
17-May National Walnut Day (US)
17-May National Idaho Day (US)
17-May National Endangered Species Day (US) – Third Friday in May
17-May National Defense Transportation Day (US) – Third Friday in May
17-May Bike to Work Day – Third Friday in May
17-May NASCAR Day – Third Friday in May
18-May No Dirty Dishes Day
18-May National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (US)
18-May National Visit Your Relatives Day (US)
18-May National Cheese Soufflé Day (US)
18-May National Armed Forces Day (US)– Third Saturday in May
18-May National Learn to Swim Day (US) – Third Saturday in May
18-May Buddha Day
18-May International Museum Day
19-May May Ray Day
19-May National Devil’s Food Cake Day (US)
19-May Take Your Parents To The Playground Day – Third Sunday in May
19-May World IBD Day
19-May Boy’s Club Day
19-May World Plant a Vegetable Garden Day
20-May Be a Millionaire Day
20-May Pick Strawberries Day
20-May National Rescue Dog Day (US)
20-May National Quiche Lorraine Day (US)
20-May World Meterology Day
21-May Talk Like Yoda Day
21-May National American Red Cross Founder’s Day (US)
21-May National Waitstaff Day (US)
21-May National Strawberries and Cream Day (US)
21-May National Memo Day (US)
21-May Victoria Day(Canada) – Monday preceding the 25th
22-May Buy a Musical Instrument Day
22-May National Craft Distillery Day (US)
22-May National Maritime Day (US)
22-May National Solitaire Day (US)
22-May National Vanilla Pudding Day (US)
22-May Emergency Medical Services for Children Day– Wed of EMS Wk
22-May World Goth Day
22-May World Paloma Day
23-May World Turtle Day
23-May National Lucky Penny Day (US)
23-May National Taffy Day (US)
24-May Scavenger Hunt Day
24-May National Road Trip Day (US) – Friday Before Memorial Day
24-May National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day (US)
24-May Brother’s Day
24-May National Escargot Day (US)
24-May National Wyoming Day (US)
24-May Don’t Fry Friday – Friday before Memorial Day
25-May National Wine Day (US)
25-May Towel Day
25-May Sing Out Day
25-May National Missing Children’s Day (US)
25-May Tap Dance Day
25-May National Brown-Bag It Day (US)
25-May International Jazz Day – Saturday of Memorial Day weekend
26-May World Lindy Hop Day
26-May National Blueberry Cheesecake Day (US)
26-May Sally Ride Day
27-May Sun Screen Day
27-May National Cellophane Tape Day (US)
27-May National Grape Popsicle Day (US)
27-May National Memorial Day (US) – Last Monday in May
28-May Hamburger Day
28-May National Brisket Day (US)
28-May Amnesty International Day
29-May Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day
29-May National Paperclip Day (US)
29-May National Coq Au Vin Day (US)
29-May National Senior Health & Fitness Day (US) – Last Wed in May
29-May Learn About Composting Day
30-May National Creativity Day (US)
30-May Water a Flower Day
30-May Hole In My Bucket Day
30-May Mint Julep Day
30-May Loomis Day
30-May World Multiple Sclerosis Day
31-May Macaroon Day
31-May Autonomous Vehicle Day
31-May National Speak in Sentences Day (US)
31-May National Utah Day (US)
31-May National Smile Day (US)
31-May Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day
31-May National Heat Awareness Day (US) – Last Friday in May
31-May International Flight Attendant Day
31-May Save Your Hearing Day
31-May World No Tobacco Day

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