List of Holidays: May 2011

Below is a select list of daily May 2010 holidays.

Credit for this list belongs to the several websites and blogs listed in the blogroll to the right. I especially want to give a shout-out to Brownielocks, which maintains what appears to be the most comprehensive list of offbeat holidays on the web and the BBC interfaith holy days calendar for various religious holidays. The Nibble is my main source for food-related celebrations.

Sunday, May 1
National Chocolate Parfait Day
Beltane/May Day
Yom Hashoah
Free Comic Book Day
Keep Kids Alive/Drive 25 Day
Law Day
Lei Day
Loyalty Day
Mother Goose Day
National Dance Day
World Laughter Day
Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of the Bikes Day
National Infertility Survival Day

Monday, May 2
National Truffles Day
St. George’s Day
Melanoma Monday
National Play Your Ukulele Day
Roberts Rule of Order Day

Tuesday, May 3
National Raspberry Tart Day
Garden Meditation Day
Lumpy Rug Day
National Disabled Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Paranormal Day
Public Radio Day
World Press Freedom Day
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
National Teacher Day

Wednesday, May 4
National Homebrew Day
National Orange Juice Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
Great American Grump Out
Intergalactic Star Wars Day
Respect for Chickens Day

Thursday, May 5
National Chocolate Custard Day
Cinco de Mayo
National Hoagie Day
Cartoonist Day
International Midwives’ Day
Martin Z. Mollusk Day
National Day of Prayer/Reason
Totally Chipotle Day

Friday, May 6
International No Diet Day
Military Spouse Appreciation Day
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
No Homework Day
No Pants Day
Tuba Day

Saturday, May 7
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
Astronomy/Space Day
Join Hands Day
Kentucky Derby
Mother Ocean Day
National Babysitter’s Day
National Homebrew Day
National Scrapbooking Day
World Asthma Day
World Fair Trade Day

Sunday, May 8
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Empanada Day
Have a Coke Day
No Socks Day
World Red Cross Day
National Miniature Golf Day
Mother’s Day

Monday, May 9
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
Accounting Day
Mothers at the Wall Day

Tuesday, May 10
National Shrimp Day
Lupus Day

Wednesday, May 11
Eat What You Want Day
Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity
National Night Shift Workers Day

Thursday, May 12
National Nutty Fudge Day
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Hug Your Cat Day
Limerick Day
Odometer Day

Friday, May 13
National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
Blame Someone Else Day
Frog Jumping Day

Saturday, May 14
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
International Migratory Bird Day
National Chicken Dance Day
National Train Day
Stars and Stripes Forever Day
Underground America Day
National (Holland) Windmill Day
National Stay Up All Night Day

Sunday, May 15
National Chocolate Chip Day
Nylon Stockings Day
Peace Officer Memorial Day
National Pizza Party Day
Straw Hat Day
NASCAR Day

Monday, May 16
National Coquilles St. Jacques Day
Biographers Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Victoria Day

Tuesday, May 17
National Cherry Cobbler Day
Wesak/Buddha Day
World Hypertension Day
World Information Society Day
World Telecommunications Day

Wednesday, May 18
National Cheese Souffle Day
International Museum Day
Mother Whistler Day
Visit Your Relatives Day
National Employee Health and Fitness Day
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day

Thursday, May 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
May Ray Day

Friday, May 20
National Quiche Lorraine Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
Eliza Doolittle Day
Mike, the Headless Chicken Day (20-21)
National Bike to Work Day
National Defense Transportation Day
Rhubarb Day (20-21)
Weights and Measurements Day

Saturday, May 21
National Strawberries and Cream Day
I Need a Patch for That Day
National Endangered Species Day
National Wait Staff Day
O. Henry Pun-off Day
Sister Maria Hummel Day
World Day for Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Armed Forces Day

Sunday, May 22
National Vanilla Pudding Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
Lag B’Omer
National Maritime Day
Neighbor Day

Monday, May 23
National Taffy Day
Declaration of the Bab Day
World Turtle Day

Tuesday, May 24
National Escargot Day
Brother’s Day
Morse Code Day

Wednesday, May 25
National Brown-Bag-It Day
National Wine Day
African Freedom Day
Cookie Monster’s Birthday
National Tap Dance Day
Nerd Pride Day
Towel Day

Thursday, May 26
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
National Cherry Dessert Day

Friday, May 27
National Grape Popsicle Day
Cellophane Tape Day
National Wig Out Day
Old-Time Player Piano Day

Saturday, May 28
National Brisket Day
Sierra Club Day
Slugs Return from Capistrano Day
International Jazz Day
Julia Pierpont Day

Sunday, May 29
National Cog Au Vin Day
Indianapolis 500
International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Rogations Sunday
Rural Life Day

Monday, May 30
National Mint Julep Day
Loomis Day
Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31
National Macaroon Day
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World No Tobacco Day

Month-long holidays (so many!)
ALS Awareness Month, American Wetlands Month, Anthritis Awareness Month, ASian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Borderline Personality Disorder Month, Carrots and Cauliflower Month, Clean Air Month, Creative Beginnings Month, EcoDriving Month, Family Wellness Month, Grapefruit and Kiwi Month, Haitian Heritage MOnth, Healthy Vision Month, International Civility Awareness Month, International Victorious Woman Month, Latino Books Month, National Bike Month, National Egg Month, National Good Car Keeping Month, National Hamburger Month, National Meditation Month, National Mental Health Month, National Moving Month, National Photo Month, National Preservation Month, National Salad Month, National Salsa Month, National Smile Month, National Vinegar Month, Personal History Month, Potatoes and Limes Month, Tennis Month, Ultra-violet Awareness Month, Women’s Healthcare Month, National Family Month

Week-long holidays
May 1-7: Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Week, Be Kind of Animals Week, Drinking Water Week, National Hug Holiday Week, National Pet Week, Update Your References Week
May 2-8: Astronomy Week, Children’s Book Week, National Wildflower Week
May 7-15: National Tourism Week
May 9-15: National Women’s Health Week, National Etiquette Week (9-13), National Stuttering Awareness Week
May 15-21: National New Friends and Old Friends Week, National Police Week, American Craft Beer Week (16-21)
May 23-30: National Backyard Games Week

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