Thursday, May 1, 2014

So many occasions, so little time!

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
ALS Awareness Month
American Bike Month
American Wetlands Month
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Asparagus Month
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
Better Hearing and Speech Month
Better Sleep Month
Borderline Personality Disorder Month
Brain Tumor Awareness Month
Building Safety Month
Carrots and Cauliflower Month
Celiac Disease Awareness Month
Clean Air Month
Community Living Month
Correct Posture Month
Creative Beginnings Month
Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
Date Your Mate Month
Drum Month
EcoDriving Month
Family Wellness Month
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
Flower Month
Freedom Shrine Month
Fungal Infection Awareness Month
Gardening for Wildlife Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts from the Garden Month
Global Civility Awareness Month
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month
Grapefruit and Kiwi Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Heal the Children Month
Healthy Vision Month
Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
International Audit Month
International Business Image Improvement Month
International Victorious Woman Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month
Latino Books Month
Lupus Awareness Month
Melonoma/Skin Care Detection/Prevention Month
Motorcycle Safety Month
National Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
National Arthritis Month
National Bar-B-Que Month
National Better Hearing Month
National Bike Month
National Breathe Easy Month
National Duckling Month
National Egg Month
National Family Month
National Foster Care Month
National Good Car Care Month
National Guide Dog Month
National Hamburger Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Inventors Month
National Meditation Month
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Moving Month
National Neurofibromatosis Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
National Pet Month
National Photograph Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Preservation Month
National Recommitment Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Smile Month
National Strawberry Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onions Month
National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
National Vinegar Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Older Americans Month
Pet Cancer Awareness Month
Personal History Month
Potatoes and Limes Month
Preeclampsia Awareness Month
Prepare Tomorrow’s Parents Month
React Month
Revise Your Work Schedule Month
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
Strike Out Strokes Month
Teen CEO Month
Teen Self-Esteem Month
Tennis Month
Tourette’s Syndrome Awareness Month
Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
Transportation Month
Ultraviolet Awareness Month
World Lyme Disease Awareness Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week
Astronomy Week
Bread Pudding Exchange Week
Choose Privacy Week
National Mental Health Counseling Week
National Physical Education & Sports Week
National Volunteer Week
Pen Friends International Week
Work at Home Mom’s Week

Second Week
Be Kind to Animals Week
Children’s Mental Health Week
Dating and Life Coach Appreciation Week
Drinking Water Week
Flex Work Arrangement Week
Gamblers Week
Goodwill Industries Week
Intimate Apparel Week
Kids Win Week
National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week
National Correctional Officers Week
National Family Week
National Hospital Week
National Hug Holiday Week
National Nurses Week
National Pet Week
National Postcard Week
National Raisin Week
National Tourism Week
National Wildflower Week
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week
Public Service Recognition Week
Spring Astronomy Week
Teacher Appreciation Week
Update Your References Week


Third Week
American Craft Beer Week
Children’s Book Week
Food Allergy Awareness Week
National Bike to Work Week
National Dog Bite Prevention Week
National Educational Bosses’ Week
National Emergency Medical Services Week
National Etiquette Week
National Nursing Home Week
National Police Week
National Return to Work Week
National Stuttering Awareness Week
National Transportation Week
National Women’s Health Week
Reading is Fun Week
Salute to 35+ Moms Week
Salvation Army Week
Universal Family Week

Fourth Week
Bike to Work Week
Buckle Up America Week
Emergency Medical Services Week
International Coaching Week
International Whistlers Week
Mudbug Madness Week
National Backyard Games Week
National Bread Week
National Hospital Week
National Medical Transcription Week
National New Friends, Old Friends Week
National Safe Boating Week
National Stationery Week
Old Time Player Piano Week
Recreational Water Illness Prevention Week
Single Parents Week
World Trade Week

Fifth Week
Black Single Parents Week
Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 1st
Amtrak Day
Batman Day
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
Executive Coaching Day
Fintastic Friday-Giving Sharks a Voice
Frequent Flyer Day
Global Love Day
Great American Grump Out Day
Great Britain Formed (1707)
Hawaiian Lei Day
Join Hands Day
Kate Smith’s Birthday (1909)
Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day
Law Day
Lei Day
Loyalty Day
May Day
Mother Goose Day
National Bubba Day
National Dance Day
National Day of Prayer
National Day of Reason
National Purebred Dog Day
New Homeowner’s Day
Save the Rhino Day
School Principal Day
Silver Star Day
Stepmother’s Day
World Asthma Day
World Laughter Day

May 2nd
Astronomy Day
Baby Day
Bing Crosby’s Birthday (1904)
Brothers and Sisters Day
Dr. Benjamin Spock’s Birthday (1903)
Donatella Versace’s Birthday (1955)
Fire Day
Library Legislative Day
National Disabled Pets Day
No Pants Day
Play Your Ukulele Day
Robert’s Rule of Order Day
Stone Carver’s Day
Tuba Day

May 3rd
Bats Day
Bladder Cancer Awareness Day
Dandelion Day
Garden Meditation Day
Golda Meir’s Birthday (1898)
Good Posture Day
Hug Your Cat Day
International Pilates Day
Join Hands Day
Lumpy Rug Day
National Scrapbooking Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Nicholas Machiavelli’s Birthday (1469)
Paranormal Day
Patricia MacLachlan’s Birthday (1938)
Public Radio Day
World Press Freedom Day

May 4th
Audrey Hepburn’s Birthday (1929)
Bird Day
David Guterson’s Birthday (1956)
Free Comic Book Day
Great American Grump Out
Heloise Bowles Cruse’s Birthday (1919) – Heloise’s Hints
International Firefighter’s Day
International Respect for Chickens Day
International Space Day
Lemonade Day
Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
National Infertility Survivor’s Day
National Weather Observers’ Day
No Pants Day
Orange Juice Day
Petite and Proud Day
Renewal Day
Respect for Chickens Day
Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!)
World Gives Day
World Laughter Day

May 5th
Ann B. Davis’ Birthday (1926)
Cartoonist Day
Childhood Stroke Awareness Day
Cinco De Mayo
Hoagie Sandwich Day
International Midwives Day
James Beard’s Birthday (1903)
Kentucky Derby
Michael Palin’s Birthday (1943)
Museum Lover’s Day
National Ferret Day
Oyster Day
Totally Chipotle Day

May 6th
Beverage Day
Hindenburg Crashed (1937)
International No Diet Day
International Tuba Players Day
National Teacher Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
No Homework Day
Sigmund Freud’s Birthday (1856)
World Asthma Day

May 7th
Accountants Day
Bike to School Day
Childhood Depression Awareness Day
Darrin McGavin’s Birthday (1922)
First Stamp Collection Started
Free Comic Book Day
Johann Brahms’ Birthday (1833)
National Join Hands Day
National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
National Tourism Day
Occupational Safety & Health Professionals Day
Paste Up Day
Piotr Ilyich Tschaikovsky’s Birthday (1840)
Pulitzer Prize Established
Robert Browning’s Birthday (1812)

May 8th
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day
Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day
Free Trade Day
Harry Truman’s Birthday (1884)
Have a Coke Day
International Migratory Bird Day
Iris Day
National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day
No Socks Day
Receptionist Day
VE (Victory in Europe) Day
World Ovarian Cancer Day
World Red Cross Day

May 9th
Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
Eleanor Estes’ Birthday (1906)
Fintastic Friday – Giving Sharks a Voice
First US Newspaper Cartoon (1754)
Flower Moon
Lost Sock Memorial Day
Military Spouse Day
National Moscato Day
National School Nurses Day
National Special-Abled Pets Day
Sir James Barrie’s Birthday (1860)

May 10th
Birth Mother’s Day
Blood Pressure Day
Bono’s Birthday (1960)
Clean Up Your Room Day
David O. Selznick’s Birthday (1902)
Miuccia Prada’s Birthday (1949)
Mother Ocean Day
National Babysitter’s Day
National Doodle Day
National Family Child Care Provider’s Day
National Miniature Golf Day
National Train Day
Windmill Day
World Lupus Day

May 11th
Eat What You Want Day
Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
Hostess Cupcake Day
Irving Berlin’s Birthday (1888)
Letter Carrier’s Food Drive Day
Martha Graham’s Birthday (1894)
Mother’s Day
Root Canal Appreciation Day
Salvador Dali’s Birthday (1904)
Stay Up All Night Day
Tupperware Day
Twilight Zone Day
Valentino Garavani’s Birthday (1932)
World Belly Dance Day

May 12th
Burt Bacharach’s Birthday (1928)
Edward Lear’s Birthday (1912)
Fatigue Syndrome Day
Florence Nightengale’s Birthday (1820)
Henry Cabot Lodge’s Birthday (1850)
Hug Your Cat Day
International Nurses Day
Katherine Hepburn’s Birthday (1907)
Kite Day
Library Legislative Day
Limerick Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
Native American Rights Day
Odometer Day
Steve Winwood’s Birthday (1948)
Tony Hawk’s Birthday (1968)

May 13th
Arthur Sullivan’s Birthday (1842)
Blame Someone Else Day
Darius Rucker’s Birthday (1966)
Frog Jumping Day
Samantha Morton’s Birthday (1977)
Tulip Day

May 14th
Beginning of Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804)
David Byrne’s Birthday (1952)
Donate a Day’s Wage to Charity Day
Gabriel D. Fahrenheit’s Birthday (1686)
Jamestown Founding Day
John Besh’s Birthday (1968)
Miranda Cosgrove’s Birthday (1993)
Mothers at the Wall Day
Motorcycle Riders Day
National Chicken Dance Day
National Women’s Check Up Day
Receptionist’s Day
The Stars and Stripes Forever Day
Thomas Gainsborough’s Birthday (1727)
Underground America Day

May 15th
Armed Forces Day
International Day of the Family
Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s Birthday (1981)
Katherine Ann Porter’s Birthday (1890)
L.F. Baum’s Birthday – The Wizard of Oz (1856)
NASCAR Day
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Defense Transportation Day
National Employee Health and Fitness Day
National Pizza Party Day
National Peace Officers Memorial Day
National Piercing Day
National Safety Dose Day
Nylon Stocking Day
O Henry Pun-Off Day
Peace Officer’s Memorial Day
Police Officer’s Memorial Day
Straw Hat Day
Tone Deaf Day
Turn Beauty Inside Out Day
World Red Cross Day

May 16th
Armed Forces Day
Bats Day
Biographer’s Day
Christian Lacroix’s Birthday (1951)
Dulcimer Day
Endangered Species Day
First US Nickel Minted
International Virtual Assistant’s Day
Liberace’s Birthday (1919)
Love a Tree Day
NASCAR Day
National Bike to Work Day
National Defense Transportation Day
National Pizza Party Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Olga Korbut’s Birthday (1955)
Wear Purple for Peace Day
Woody Herman’s Birthday (1913)
World Information Society Day

May 17th
Baby Sitter Safety Day
Bake Macaroons Day
First Kentucky Derby (1875)
Gary Paulsen’s Birthday (1939)
International Virtual Assistants Day
Maureen O’ Sullivan’s Birthday (1911)
Pack Rat Day
World Hypertension Day
World Telecommunications Day

May 18th
Celebrate Your Elected Official Day
Frank Capra’s Birthday (1897)
HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
I Am An American Day
International Museum Day
Lillian Hoban’s Birthay (1925)
Mother Whistler Day
Mount St. Helens Erupted (1980)
No Dirty Dishes Day
Peace Day
Send an Electronic Greeting Day
Senior Citizen’s Day
Visit Your Relatives Day

May 19th
Accountant’s Day
Artichoke Day
Band Aid Day
Boy’s Club Day
Circus Day The Ringling Brother’s Circus opened in 1884
Frog Jumping Jubilee Day
Mike the Headless Chicken Day
Neighbor Day
Nora Ephron’s Birthday (1941)
Pete Townshend’s Birthday (1945)
World Autoimmune Arthritis Day
World Hepatitis Day

May 20th
Be a Millionaire Day
Eliza Doolittle Day
Henri Rousseau’s Birthday (1844)
Jimmy Stewart’s Birthday (1908)
Pick Strawberries Day
Rhubarb Day
Weights and Measures Day

May 21st
Allergy Alert Day
American Red Cross Founded (1881)
End of the World or Rapture Day
I Need a Patch for That Day
Lindbergh Flight Day (1927)
National Endangered Species Day
National Memo Day
National Wait Staff Day
Sister Maria Hummel’s Birthday (1909)
Victoria Day

May 22nd
Arnold Lobel’s Birthday (1933)
Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day
Herbal Plants Day
International Day for Biological Diversity
Mary Cassatt’s Birthday (1844)
National Maritime Day
National Museum Day
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Birthday (1859)

May 23rd
Body Painting Day
Don’t Fry Day
Heat Awareness Day
Lucky Penny Day
Margaret Wise Brown’s Birthday (1910)
National Polka Weekend
National Taffy Day
Rosemary Clooney’s Birthday (1928)
World Crohn’s and Colitis Day
World Painting Day
World Turtle Day

May 24th
Asparagus Day
Brother’s Day
First Morse Code Message Sent (1844)
International Jazz Day
International Tiara Day
Morse Code Day
National Escargot Day
National Geographic Bee
National Wig Out Day
Queen Victoria’s Birthday (1819)
Tiara Day

May 25th
Indianapolis 500 Day
International Jazz Day
Mike Myers’ Birthday (1963)
National Missing Children’s Day
National Moment of Remembrance (3pm)
National Tap Dance Day
Nerd Pride Day
Old Time Piano Day
Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Birthday (1803)
Stacy London’s Birthday (1969)
Towel Day

May 26th
Al Jolson’s Birthday (1886)
Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Feast of St. Augustine
Grey Day
Helena Bonham Carter’s Birthday (1966)
John Wayne’s Birthday
Lenny Kravitz’ Birthday (1964)
Masaharu Morimoto’s Birthday (1955)
Memorial Day
Prayer for Peace Day
Sally Ride Day
Stevie Nicks’ Birthday (1948)

May 27th
Body Painting Arts Festival
Cellophane Tape Day
Golden Gate Bridge Opens (1937)
Henry Kissinger’s Birthday (1923)
John Cheever’s Birthday (1912)
Masking Tape Patented (1930)
Sunscreen Day
Wild Bill Hickock’s Birthday (1837)

May 28th
Amnesty International Day
Ian Fleming’s Birthday (1908)
Jim Thorpe’s Birthday (1888)
Kite Flying Day
National Hamburger Day
National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Rudy Guiliani’s Birthday (1944)
Sierra Club Day
Walker Percy’s Birthday (1916)
World Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Day


May 29th
Bob Hope’s Birthday (1903)
End of the Middle Ages Day
International Day of UN Peacekeepers
John F. Kennedy’s Birthday (1917)
Learn About Composting Day
Paper Clip Day
Patrick Henry’s Birthday (1736)
Put a Pillow in Your Fridge Day
Wisconsin Ratification Day (1848)

May 30th
Benny Goodman’s Birthday (1909)
Ice Cream Freezer Patented (1848)
Loomis Day
Mel Blanc’s Birthday (1908)
Meredith MacRae’s Birthday (1945)
Mint Julep Day
My Bucket’s Got a Hole in It Day
Tiny Bikini Day
Water a Flower Day

May 31st
Heat Awareness Safety Day
Hug Your Cat Day
National Macaroon Day
Patio Grill Day
Save Your Hearing Day
Walt Whitman’s Birthday (1819)
What You Think Upon Grows Day
World No Tobacco Day
with thanks to Jane Hignite

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