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What's Happening in May 2017?

May 3 is National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
May 3 is National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Flower: Lily of the Valley or Hawthorn
Birthstone: Emerald

Month-Long Commemorations

American Wetlands Month

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Better Hearing & Speech Month

Building Safety Month

Celiac Awareness Month

Chip Your Pet Month

Clean Air Month

Drum Month

Family Wellness Month

Food Allergy Action Month

Get Caught Reading Month

Global Civility Awareness Month

Global Health and Fitness Month

Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month  

Healthy Vision Month

Jewish-American Heritage Month

Latino Books Month

Mental Health Month

National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month

National Better Hearing Month

National Bike Month

National Egg Month

National Foster Care Month

National Inventors Month

National Military Appreciation Month

National Pet Month   

National Photo Month

National Physical Fitness & Sports Month

National Salsa Month (The Sauce)

National Smile Month  

National Water Safety Month

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

Teen CEO Month

Tennis Month

Women's Health Care Month

Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

National Family Month (5/12 to 6/16)


Special Weeks

Children's Book Week: 1-7

Choose Privacy Week: 1-7  

Screen-Free Week: 1-7

PTA Teacher Appreciation Week: 1-5  

National Nurses Day and Week: 6-12

Be Kind To Animals Week: 7-13

Drinking Water Week: 7-13

National Alcohol & Drug Related Birth Defects Awareness Week: 7-13

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week: 7-13

National Pet Week: 7-13

National Wildflower Week: 7-13

North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: 7-13

Public Service Recognition Week: 7-13

Teacher Appreciation Week: 7-13

National Police Week:  14-20  

Reading is Fun Week:  14-20

National Bike to Work Week: 15-19

International Coaching Week: 15-21

National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 21-27  

World Trade Week: 21-27

National Backyard Games Week: 22-29

National Polka Weekend: 26-28

Old-Time Player Piano Weekend: 27-29

Special Days

Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day: 1

Lemonade Day: 1

May Day: 1

Mother Goose Day: 1

National Library Legislative Day:1-2

School Principals' Day: 1

National Teacher Day: 2

Childhood Depression Awareness Day: 2

National Two Different Colored Shoes Day: 3

Public Radio Day: 3

World Press Freedom Day: 3

Intergalactic Star Wars Day: 4 (May the Fourth Be With You!)

International Firefighters Day: 4

World Password Day: 4

Childhood Stroke Awareness Day: 5

Cinco de Mayo: 5

International Roller Derby Day: 5

International Space Day: 5

National Astronaut Day: 5

Free Comic Book Day: 6

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day: 6

No Homework Day: 6

World Laughter Day: 7

Free Trade Day: 8

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day: 8

V E Day: 8

World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day: 8

Bike To School Day: 10

Day of Vesak: 10

Dia De La Madre: 10

School Nurse Day: 10

Eat What You Want Day: 11

National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day: 11

Limerick Day: 12

American Indian Day: 13

Letter Carrier's Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day: 13

Mother's Day: 14

National Chicken Dance Day: 14

Spring Astronomy Day: 14

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: 17

World Telecommunications and Information Society Day: 17

Buy A Musical Instrument Day: 18

National Museum Day: 18

Endangered Species Day: 19

O. Henry Pun-off Day: 19

Morel Mushroom Day: 20-21  

Weights & Measures Day: 20

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development: 21

International Day for Biological Diversity: 22

World Turtle Day: 23

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day: 24  

Cookie Monster's Birthday: 25  

Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day: 25

Eat More Fruits & Vegetables Day: 25

National Polka Day: 26-28

Ramadan: 27-6/25

Memorial Day: 29

Shavout: 30

World No-Tobacco Day: 31


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