May Holidays

MAY

In May get a weed-hook, a crotch [fork], and a glove,

And weed out such weeds as the corn do not love.

May is named for Maia Majestas, the Roman goddess of spring who encourages crops to grow. She is the chief goddess of the Seven Sisters or Pleiades. She can be equated with the Irish Queen Medb or Celtic Meave. Hawthorm, her sacred plant, blossoms during this month. Artemis, Diana, Faunus, Flora, and Pan also have dominion over this month.

 

The Anglo-Saxons called this month Thrimilcmonath, “thrice-milk month.” In England, May was also called Sproutkale. Winnemanoth, “joy month,” was the Frankish name, and the Asatru name is Merrymoon. The Irish call May Bealtaine or an Ceitean, the first weather of summer. The two weeks before Bealtaine is ceitean earrach, spring May-time, and the two weeks after Bealtaine is ceitean samhradh, summer May-time. Bealtaine, also associated the God Bel, means ‘the fires of Bel’.

 

The first Full Moon of May is called the Flower Moon. It shares the names (Corn) Planting Moon, Hare Moon, Pink Moon, and Green Grass Moon with April. The May moon is also the Bright Moon, Dryad Moon, Milk Moon, the Moon When the Pony Sheds, the Frogs Return Moon, and Sproutkale.

 

 

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Celebrate May Day for whatever reason!

 

Today, Thursday, May 1st, 2014, isNational Chocolate Parfait Day, Batman Day, National Purebread Dog Day, Lei Day (Hawaii), Loyalty Day (US), Martin Z Mollusk Day, Mother Goose Day, New Homeowners Day, Chimney Sweep’s Day, Executive Coaching Day, Keep Kids Alive, Drive 25 Day, Global Love Day, Save the Rhino Day, Silver Star Day, School Principals Day, Stepmother’s Day, Tammany’s Day, Law Day, and May 1st– 4th are Satchmo Days. If I were going to invent a holiday, I wouldn’t put it on the first of May because it’s already crowded with May Day/ International Labor Day/ Merrymoon/ Beltane/ Bealtaine/ Moving Day/ Pack Rag Day/ ‘Obby ‘Oss Day/ Riding of the Bounds (Berwick-Upon-Tweed, UK)/ Rowan Witch Day (Finland)/ Fairies Moving Day, and International Workers Day. Among other ancient holidays which may or may not be associated with those are the Bona Dea Festival, Braggi and Iduna Day, Festival of the Arvales (Roman), Festival of Bast (Egyptian), Floralia (Roman) continues, the Landing of the Tuatha De Danann (Celtic), and possibly a celebration for Tanat or Tanith. The first Thursday of May is National Day of Prayer, and National Day of Reason. It’s the feast days of the Saints Brioc (patron of purse makers), James the Less (patron apothecaries; dying people; fullers; milliners), Philip (patron hatters, pastry chefs), and Joseph Worker’s Day (Patron against doubt, of bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, emigrants, engineers, expectant mothers, families, fathers, happy death, house hunters, immigrants, interior souls, laborers, married people, people who fight Communism, pioneers, pregnant women, social justice, travellers. unborn children. wheelwrights. workers, working people), Marculf (patron against scrofula, skin diseases, rashes), and BTW It is NOT St. Walburga’s Day (that’s October 12 and February 25).

 

 

Tomorrow, Friday, May 2nd, 2014, will be National Truffles Day,Baby Day, Pagan Coming Out Day!, and Fire Day. The 1st Friday in May is No Pants Day/Pants Off Day/ Don’t Wear Pants Day/No Trousers Day (not to be confused with the No Pants Subway Day in January), International Tuba Day, and International Space Day.

Beltane celebrations continue with the Minehead Hobbyhorse – UK, Witchwood Day, & Pulletag,/Pholtag; the Roman’s celebrated Bona Dea, and the 5th day of Floralia,/Ludi Florales, the Greeks celebrated Thargelia (festival of Apollo, on the moons first quarter in the month of Thargelion, and it’s the 12th and last day of Ridvan (Baha’i).

 

The first week of May is Raisin week, Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange Week, and Stewardship week.

 

May is Smile Month. And here’s more may trivia:

May is named for the Roman goddess Maia Majestas, the goddess of Spring (one of the Pleiades). The Anglo-Saxons called this month Thrimilcmonath, “thrice-milk month”, also Sproutkale. Franks called it Winnemanoth “joy month”, Asatru name it Merrymoon, Irish call it Bealtaine or an Ceitean, “the first weather of summer”. (The two weeks before Bealtaine is ceitean earrach, spring May-time, and the two weeks after are ceitean samhradh, summer May-time.)

Sun Signs: Taurus / Gemini

The stone for the month of May, and for Taurus, is the emerald, though agate, chalcedony, and carnelian are sometimes mentioned for May instead, while Gemini lays claim to agate, particularly moss agate, and pearl. Aquamarine, lapis lazuli, kunzite, rose quartz, and sapphire are associated with Taurus, and chrysoprase, sapphire, and topaz are connected to Gemini.

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Celebrate Babies, Fire, Truffles, Space, Tubas and good legs (please, let’s hope those not wearing pants have them)

 

Today, Friday, May 2nd, 2014, is National Truffles Day,Baby Day, Pagan Coming Out Day!, and Fire Day. The 1st Friday in May is No Pants Day/Pants Off Day/ Don’t Wear Pants Day/No Trousers Day (not to be confused with the No Pants Subway Day in January), International Tuba Day, and International Space Day.

Beltane celebrations continue with the Minehead Hobbyhorse – UK, Witchwood Day, & Pulletag,/Pholtag; the Roman’s celebrated Bona Dea, and the 5th day of Floralia,/Ludi Florales, the Greeks celebrated Thargelia (festival of Apollo, on the moons first quarter in the month of Thargelion, and it’s the 12th and last day of Ridvan (Baha’i).

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, will be NationalRaspberry Popover Day, Paranormal Day, Public Radio Day, Two Different Colored Shoes Day,

World Press Freedom Day (UN), and National Lumpy Rug Day. Discordians celebrate

Discoflux, and the Scottish call this Dismal Day /Avoiding Day. Christians celebrate Rood Day/Roodmas/ Invention of the Cross/ Holy Rood Day/ Dia de la Cruz/

Procession of the Holy Blood (Belgium), and the feast days of Saints James the Lesser (patron of druggists; dying people, fullers; milliners), and Philip (patron of hatters, pastry chefs). In Japan it’s Kempo Kinenbi/ Constitution Memorial Day, part of Golden Week celebrated all weekend with Garden Meditation Day, Hakata Dontaku Festival, Odakoage (Kite Fighting Festival Hamamatsu 3-5th), and I think the Taue MatsuriDontaku Festival; it’s also Constitution Day (Poland). Romans celebrated Bona Dea 3rd and 4th, Greeks Thargelia (festival of Apollo. The first Saturday of May is designated National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, National Scrapbooking Day, National Homebrew Day, National Herb Day,Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, Free Comic Book Day, Join Hands Day, Great American Grump Out, and the Kentucky Derby.

Eta Aquarids meteor shower (April 19 and May 28 peaks around May 6)

This week is Stewardship week, National Family Reading Week, and Choose Privacy Week.

 

May is Vinegar Month, Asian American Heritage Month, & Good Car Keeping Month.

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Celebrate watching a Horse races in a Rediculous Hat!

 

Today, Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, is NationalRaspberry Popover Day, Paranormal Day, Public Radio Day, Two Different Colored Shoes Day, World Press Freedom Day (UN), and National Lumpy Rug Day. Discordians celebrate Discoflux, and the Scottish call this Dismal Day /Avoiding Day. Christians celebrate Rood Day/Roodmas/ Invention of the Cross/ Holy Rood Day/ Dia de la Cruz/

Procession of the Holy Blood (Belgium), and the feast days of Saints James the Lesser (patron of druggists; dying people, fullers; milliners), and Philip (patron of hatters, pastry chefs). In Japan it’s Kempo Kinenbi/ Constitution Memorial Day, part of Golden Week celebrated all weekend with Garden Meditation Day, Hakata Dontaku Festival, Odakoage (Kite Fighting Festival Hamamatsu 3-5th), and I think the Taue MatsuriDontaku Festival; it’s also Constitution Day (Poland). Romans celebrated Bona Dea 3rd and 4th, Greeks Thargelia (festival of Apollo. The first Saturday of May is designated National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, National Scrapbooking Day, National Homebrew Day, National Herb Day,Bladder Cancer Awareness Day, Free Comic Book Day, Join Hands Day, Great American Grump Out, and the Kentucky Derby.

 

Eta Aquarids meteor shower (April 19 and May 28 peaks around May 6)

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 4th, 2014, will be National Orange Juice Day, National Candied Orange Peel Day, international Fire Fighters Day, National Weather Observer’s Day, Naked Gardening Day (before the black flies?), Star Wars Day, Relationship Renewal Day, and Respect for Chickens Day. The first Sunday of May is World Laughter Day, and ironically International Bereaved Mother’s Day. May 4th is Dodenherdenking (Remembrance Day; 2 minutes of silence observed at 8 pm; Netherlands), Greenery Day, and People’s Day (Japan) Holy Day of Anubis (Egyptian), Youth (half) Day (China), Bona Dea (Old Roman), Fairy Day* /Fairy Ring Day (Ireland), Tanjaua (Romania), Hel Hole Swamp Festival (SC). This is the date of the Prophet Mohammed’s Trip To Heaven and Back, Christians celebrate the Veneration of the Thorn, and the Feast Day of Saints Florian (patron of brewers, chimney sweeps, firefighters, soapboilers), and Monica Day (difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery & verbal abuse).

 

The first week of May isEmu Week (sat to sat), Update Your References Week, and Honey Week UK, and Dating and Life Coach Recognition week.

May is Tavern Month, Grapefruit and Kiwi Month, and Heal the Children Month.

 

*Fairy Day – According to Irish folklore, it is on this day that the mischievous fairy folk emerge from their hiding places. To prevent human children from being stolen by the fairies and replaced by grotesque changelings, an offering of tea and bread must be left on the doorstep for the little people. For protection against fairies while traveling (especially through heavily wooded areas or open fields), wear your coat inside out.

 

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May the Fourth… be with you!

 

Today, Sunday, May 4th, 2014, will be National Orange Juice Day, National Candied Orange Peel Day, international Fire Fighters Day, National Weather Observer’s Day, Naked Gardening Day (before the black flies?), Star Wars Day, Relationship Renewal Day, and Respect for Chickens  Day. The first Sunday of May is The Blessing of the Bikes/Motorcycle Mass Day,  World Laughter Day, and (ironically) International Bereaved Mother’s  Day, and Infertility Survival Day Day. May 4th is Dodenherdenking (Remembrance Day; 2 minutes of silence observed at 8 pm; Netherlands), Greenery Day, and People’s Day (Japan) Holy Day of Anubis (Egyptian), Youth (half) Day (China), Bona Dea (Old Roman), Fairy Day* /Fairy Ring Day (Ireland), Tanjaua (Romania), Hel Hole Swamp Festival (SC). This is the date of the Prophet Mohammed’s Trip To Heaven and Back, Christians celebrate the Veneration of the Thorn, and the Feast Day of Saints Florian (patron of brewers, chimney sweeps, firefighters, soapboilers), and Monica Day (difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery & verbal abuse).

 

Tomorrow, Monday, May 5th, 2014, will be National Hoagie Day, Totally Chipotle Day, International Midwives Day , National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day, Cinco de Mayo (Mexico, US) Europe Day, Old Dover Days (DE), Free Fishin’ Day (OH), Toad Suck Daze may 2-4(AK), Bevrijdingsday (Liberation Day; Netherlands), Hdirellez Festival (Turkey), and in Japan they celebrate Children’s Day (Japan & South Korea), Tango-No-Sekku (Boys’ Festival) Kodomo-No-Hi (Children’s), & Feast of Banners. The First Sunday International “Baby Lost” Mother’s Day/ Bereaved Mothers Day,Infertility Survival Day, and Motorcycle Mass/Blessing of the Bikes.

 

This week isWildflower Week, National Children’s Mental Health Week,

and Drinking Water week.

 

May is Civility Month, Moving Month, and Jewish American Month.

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Today, Monday, May 5th, 2014, is National Hoagie Day, Totally Chipotle Day, International Midwives Day , National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day, Cinco de Mayo (Mexico, US) Europe Day, Old Dover Days (DE), Free Fishin’ Day (OH), Toad Suck Daze may 2-4(AK), Bevrijdingsday (Liberation Day; Netherlands), Hdirellez Festival (Turkey), and in Japan they celebrate Children’s Day (Japan & South Korea), Tango-No-Sekku (Boys’ Festival) Kodomo-No-Hi (Children’s), & Feast of Banners. The First Sunday International “Baby Lost” Mother’s Day/ Bereaved Mothers Day,Infertility Survival Day, and Motorcycle Mass/Blessing of the Bikes. Vom HaAtzmout /Israel Independence Day, begins evening of the 5th.

Eta Aquarids meteor shower (April 19 and May 28 peaks around May 6)

 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, will be National Crepe Suzette Day, National Tourist Appreciation Day, No Diet Day, No Homework Day, Nurses’ Day /RN RecognitionDay, Vom HaAtzmout /Israel Independence Day (ends sunset),

Give Local America, Joseph Brackett Day, Buddha Day, Beverage Day, and Eyvind Kelve Day (Norse). The first Tuesday in May is World Asthma Day, Childhood Depression Awareness Day, and Ffair Ffyliaid/ Fools’ Fair. The Tuesday of Teachers Week is Teacher Appreciation Day.

The first full week of May is Teachers Week , North American Occupational Safety and Health Days and National Pet Week.

 

May is International Victorious Women Month, Chocolate Custard Month,

and international Audit Month.

 

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Celebrate No Diet, No Homework, Teachers and Nurses!

 

Today, Tuesday, May 6th, 2014, is National Crepe Suzette Day, National Tourist Appreciation Day, No Diet Day, No Homework Day, Nurses’ Day /RN Recognition Day, Vom HaAtzmout /Israel Independence Day (ends sunset),

Give Local America, Joseph Brackett Day, Buddha Day, Beverage Day, and Eyvind Kelve Day (Norse). The first Tuesday in May is World Asthma Day, Childhood Depression Awareness Day, and Ffair Ffyliaid/ Fools’ Fair. The Tuesday of Teachers Week is Teacher Appreciation Day/Teachers Day.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, will be National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, National Tourism Day, National Doodle Day,(to benefit Neurofibromatosis), Beaufort Scale Day (wind scale), Fair Trade Day, Paste-Up Day, (Virtual) Library Legislative Day, Experience the Awsome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day, Edgy Killer Bunny Day, Festival of the Earth Spirits (Celtic), and the Thargelia Festival (Greek, for Apollo, at moons 1st quarter). It’s the Christian feast day of St. Nicola (patron of orphans, pirates). The 1st Wednesday (or sometimes Saturday) of May is the Great American Grump Out (like a “smoke out”, you’re supposed to try to avoid being grumpy for just one day). The Wednesday of Nurses Week is School Nurses Day.

 

This week is 12-19 Tourism Week, Herb Week 1st week (week before Mother’s Day), and Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week.

 

May is Mediteranean Diet Month, Young Acheivers of Tomorrow Month, and Asparagus Month Month,

 

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Celebrate Doodles, Beaufrt Scale, Pasting up, and Libraries!

 

Today, Wednesday, May 7th, 2014, is National Roast Leg of Lamb Day, National Tourism Day, National Doodle Day,(to benefit Neurofibromatosis), Beaufort Scale Day (wind scale), Fair Trade Day, Paste-Up Day, (Virtual) Library Legislative Day, Experience the Awsome Stomach-Churning Wonder of a Thrill Ride Day, Edgy Killer Bunny Day, Festival of the Earth Spirits (Celtic), and the Thargelia Festival (Greek, for Apollo, at moons 1st quarter). It’s the Christian feast day of St. Nicola (patron of orphans, pirates). The 1st Wednesday (or sometimes Saturday) of May is the Great American Grump Out (like a “smoke out”, you’re supposed to try to avoid being grumpy for just one day). The Wednesday of Nurses Week is School Nurses Day.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 8th, 2014, will be National Coconut Cream Pie Day, International Day of Native American’s Massacre, Have a Coke Day,

Iris Day,No Socks Day, Red Cross/ Red Crescent Day, Student Nurses Day. National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Day, V.E. Day (aka Armistice Day), Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (8th and 9th), In Cornwall it’s Furry DayHelston Furry Dance, in Denmark it’s Stork Day, Theosphists celebrate White Lotus Day, and the festival of Mens took place in ancient Rome. It’s the Christian Feast Day for Saints Ida of Nivelles (patron against erysipelas, toothache), Acacius (patron of soldiers, against headaches), and Michael the Archangel (Patron of ambulance drivers, artists, bakers, bankers, boatmen, coopers, dying people, EMTs, fencers, greengrocers, haberdashers, hatters, knights, milleners, paramedics, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists, radiotherapists, sailors, security guards, soldiers, storms at sea, and swordsmiths)

 

This week is Kids Win Week, National Hospital Week, Flexible Work Arrangement Week, and Public Service Recognition Week.

 

May is Better Hearing and Speech MONTH, Physical Fitness & Sports Month, and Salsa Month Month.

Celebrate Coconut Cream Pie, Coke, Irises and No Socks!

 

Today, Thursday, May 8th, 2014, is National Coconut Cream Pie Day, International Day of Native American’s Massacre, Have a Coke Day, Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, Iris Day,No Socks Day, Red Cross/ Red Crescent Day, Student Nurses Day. National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Day, V.E. Day (aka Armistice Day), Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War (8th and 9th), In Cornwall it’s Furry DayHelston Furry Dance, in Denmark it’s Stork Day, Theosphists celebrate White Lotus Day, and the festival of Mens took place in ancient Rome. It’s the Christian Feast Day for Saints Ida of Nivelles (patron against erysipelas, toothache), Acacius (patron of soldiers, against headaches), and Michael the Archangel (Patron of ambulance drivers, artists, bakers, bankers, boatmen, coopers, dying people, EMTs, fencers, greengrocers, haberdashers, hatters, knights, milleners, paramedics, paratroopers, police officers, radiologists, radiotherapists, sailors, security guards, soldiers, storms at sea, and swordsmiths)

 

Tomorrow, Friday, May 9th, 2014, will be National Butterscotch Brownie Day, National Night/Third Shift Workers Day, Donate a Days Wages To Charity Day, Europe Day, Lost Sock Memorial Day, Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, Veal Ban Action Day, the Anniversary of Dianetics (Scientology), Gudrod’s Feast (Heathen), and the first day of the ancient Roman festivalLemuria. The Friday before Mothers Day is Military Spouses Day. It’s the feast day of Saints Christopher (Patron bachelors, drivers, travelers, storms, epilepsy, gardeners and toothache), and Pachomius (shepherds, crocodiles).

 

This week is Anxiety and Depression Awareness Week, Alcohol and Drug related Birth Defects Awareness Week, and National Family Week.

 

May is Creative Beginnings Month, Grapefruit and Kiwi Month, and Lupus Month.

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Celebrate Butterscotch brownies, lost socks, and Sharks!

 

Today, Friday, May 9th, 2014, is National Butterscotch Brownie Day, National Night/Third Shift Workers Day, Donate a Days Wages To Charity Day, Europe Day, Lost Sock Memorial Day, Occupational Safety and Health Professional Day, Veal Ban Action Day, the Anniversary of Dianetics (Scientology), Gudrod’s Feast (Heathen), and the first day of the ancient Roman festivalLemuria. The Friday before Mothers Day is Military Spouses Day. The Second Friday of May is Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice. It’s the feast day of Saints Christopher (Patron bachelors, drivers, travelers, storms, epilepsy, gardeners and toothache), and Pachomius (shepherds, crocodiles).

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 10th, 2014, will be National Shrimp Day, World Lupus Day , Human Kindness Day,International Monty Python Day, Trust your Intuition Day, Clean Up Your Room Day, Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day, Golden Spike Day, and Burning of the Books anniversary. It’s National Day in Israel and the Mania continues (Roman). For the moveable holidays: The 2nd Saturday of May is National Windmill Day, National Train Day, Stay up All Night Day, World Fair Trade Day, Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, International Migratory Bird Day, National CdLS Awareness Day, and World Belly Dance Day. The Saturday before Mothers Day isBirth Mother’s Day, Mother Ocean Day, and National Baby Sitters Day. And the Saturday closest to the 1st quarter moon between April and May is Astronomy Day. The Saturday closest to May 10th is Train Day /Amtrak Day.

 

This week is PTA/ Teacher Appreciation Week, Wildflower Week, and Correctional Officers Week.

May is Date your Mate Month

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Celebrate Shrimp, Human Kindness, Clean Rooms and Fair Trade!

 

Today, Saturday, May 10th, 2014, is National Shrimp Day, World Lupus Day , Human Kindness Day,International Monty Python Day, Trust your Intuition Day, Clean Up Your Room Day, Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day, Golden Spike Day, and Burning of the Books anniversary. It’s National Day in Israel and the Mania continues (Roman). For the moveable holidays: The 2nd Saturday of May is National Windmill Day, National Train Day, Stay up All Night Day, World Fair Trade Day, Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, International Migratory Bird Day, National CdLS Awareness (Cornelia de Lange Syndrome) Day, National Miniature Golf Day, and World Belly Dance Day. The Saturday before Mothers Day isBirth Mother’s Day, Mother Ocean Day, and National Baby Sitters Day. And the Saturday closest to the 1st quarter moon between April and May is Astronomy Day. The Saturday closest to May 10th is Train Day /Amtrak Day.

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 11th, 2014, will be National Mocha Torte Day,Tupperware Day, Twilight Zone Day, Root Canal Appreciation Day, Mugwort Day, and Eat What You Want Day. The Mania, & Lemuria were celebrated in Rome, Five Day Rain Ceremony (Guatemala), Bob Marley Day (Jamaica), and between may 11 & 14, the Day’s of the Ice Saints /Eisheilige

were venerated. The second Sunday of May is Mothers Day.

 

This week is Distonia Awareness Week, International Wildlife Film Week, and

Hug Holiday week .

 

May is Bike Month

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Sunday, May 11th, 2014, is National Mocha Torte Day,Hostess Cupcake Day, Tupperware Day, Twilight Zone Day, Root Canal Appreciation Day, Mugwort Day, and Eat What You Want Day. The Mania, & Lemuria were celebrated in Rome, Five Day Rain Ceremony (Guatemala), Bob Marley Day (Jamaica), and between may 11 & 14, the Day’s of the Ice Saints /Eisheiligewere venerated. The second Sunday of May is Mothers Day.

 

Tomorrow, Monday, May 12th, will be National Nutty Fudge Day, Hostess Cupcake Day, InternationalNurses Day, InternationalFibromialgia and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day, CFIDS Day/ ME Day, Odometer Day, & Nonsense Day. The Second Monday in May is Hawaiian Song Day, and National Women’s Check-up Day.

Celtic tree month of Saille (Willow) ends

 

This week is School Nutrition Employees Week, Good Will Industries Week, and Be Kind to Animals Week/ Pet Week.

 

May is Better Sleep Month

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Monday, May 12th, 2014, is National Nutty Fudge Day, Hostess Cupcake Day, International Nurses Day, InternationalFibromialgia and CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day, CFIDS Day/ ME Day, Odometer Day, & Nonsense Day. The Second Monday in May is Hawaiian Song Day, and National Women’s Check-up Day.

Celtic tree month of Saille (Willow) ends

 

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, will be National Apple Pie Day,

National Kite Day/ Go fly a kite Day, Leprechaun Day, Veal Ban Action Day, Babysitter Safety Day, Frog Jumping Day, and National American Indian Day. May 11-14th are Ice Saint Days, in ancient Rome this was the third day of the Lemuria, in Abbotsbury, in Dorset it’s Garland Day, and all over the world Buddists celebrate the birthday of the Buddah, Vesak. The 2nd Monday of May is Hawaiian Song Day.

Celtic tree month of Huath (Hawthorn) begins, Runic half-month of Lagu ends.

 

This week is International Clitoris Week, Universal Family Week, Children’s Book Week

 

May is Photo Month, EcoDriving Month, Family MONTH (mothers day through Father’s Day). Fibromyalgia Education and awareness Month

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Celebrate Flying Kites, Jumping Frogs, and hugging Cats!

 

Today, Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, is Tuesday, May 13th, 2014, will be National Apple Pie Day, National Kite Day/ Go fly a kite Day, Leprechaun Day, Veal Ban Action Day, Babysitter Safety Day, Frog Jumping Day, and National American Indian Day. May 11-14th are Ice Saint Days, in ancient Rome this was the third day of the Lemuria, in Abbotsbury, in Dorset it’s Garland Day, and all over the world Buddists celebrate the birthday of the Buddah, Vesak. The 2nd Monday of May is Hawaiian Song Day. Some sites have this as Hug Your Cat Day, although there are other days (like June 4). No reason not to hug your cat anyway.

 

Celtic tree month of Huath (Hawthorn) begins, Runic half-month of Lagu ends.

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, will be NationalButtermilk Biscuit Day,Crazy Day, NationalDance Like A Chicken Day/ Chicken dance Day, Help Clean Up Your Street Day, Stars and Stripes Forever Day, (the song), Underground America Day (for hobbits and other earth sheltered home dwellers), and Marshmallow Fluff Birthday. It’s Isis’ day (Gnostic), andWesek Budda Day (full moon). Full Moon, The first Full Moon of May is called the Flower Moon. It shares the names (Corn) Planting Moon, Hare Moon, Pink Moon, and Green Grass Moon with April. The May moon is also the Bright Moon, Dryad Moon, Milk Moon, the Moon When the Pony Sheds, the Frogs Return Moon, and Sproutkale. In Malawi it’s Kamuzu Day, it’s the first day of Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival. (Izumo-taisha), and the feast day of Saints Bonifatius (4th Ice Saint), and Matthias (patron against alcoholism). The second Wednesday in May is National Receptionist Day, Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day, and Third /Night Shift Workers Day.

Runic half-month of Ing (expansive energy) begins.

 

This week is National Educational Bosses’ Week, (whatever that is). Food Allergy Awareness Week, National Police Week, and Donut Week (UK Children’s Trust).

 

May is Sweet Vidalia Onions Month, International Business Image Improvement Month, and Fungal infections Month.

 

Celebrate the Full Flower Moon, and dance like a chicken!

 

Today, Wednesday, May 14th, 2014, is NationalButtermilk Biscuit Day,Crazy Day, NationalDance Like A Chicken Day/ Chicken dance Day, Help Clean Up Your Street Day, Stars and Stripes Forever Day, (the song), Underground America Day (for hobbits and other earth sheltered home dwellers), and Marshmallow Fluff Birthday. It’s Isis’ day (Gnostic), andWesek Budda Day (full moon). Full Moon,

The first Full Moon of May is called the Flower Moon. It shares the names (Corn) Planting Moon, Hare Moon, Pink Moon, and Green Grass Moon with April. The May moon is also the Bright Moon, Dryad Moon, Milk Moon, the Moon When the Pony Sheds, the Frogs Return Moon, and Sproutkale. In Malawi it’s Kamuzu Day, it’s the first day of Izumo-taisha Shrine Grand Festival. (Izumo-taisha), and the feast day of Saints Bonifatius (4th Ice Saint), and Matthias (patron against alcoholism). The second Wednesday in May is National Receptionist Day, Donate a Day’s Wages to Charity Day, and Third /Night Shift Workers Day.

Runic half-month of Ing (expansive energy) begins.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday , May 15th, 2014, will be National Chocolate Chip Day, International Day of Families, Peace Officer Memorial Day (aka Police Memorial Day), Straw Hat Day, Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean Day, and Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought, No Matter What It Was, No Excuses Now Day. The National Morel Mushroom Festival is starting, the Yoruba/ Santeria feast of Ochossi, Orisha of Animals, is May 15th, Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival, Kyoto Japan), it’s Cold Sophie’s Day (5th Ice Saint). In Ancient Rome they celebrated the Holy day of Jupiter, Day of Vesta, Sacrifice day to the Tiber River,

Maiae inuict, and Mercuralia. It’s the feast day of Saints Dympna‘s (patron of the insane, asylums, mental health workers; against epilepsy, insanity, sleepwalking, neurological disorders), Hilary of Galeata (against backaches), Denise(against bicycle and motorcycle accidents, headaches).

Goddess Month of Maia ends

 

The second full week of May is Return to Work Week, Reading is Fun Week, Stuttering Awareness Week, and Salute to Mothers 35+ week ends today.

 

May is Latino Books Month, Family Wellness Month, and Huntington’s Disease Month.

 

 

Celebrate Chocolate chips, Peace Officers, Straw Hats, and old music!

 

Today, Thursday , May 15th, 2014, is Thursday , May 15th, 2014, will be National Chocolate Chip Day, International Day of Families, Peace Officer Memorial Day (aka Police Memorial Day), Straw Hat Day, Never Turn Your Back on the Ocean Day, and Relive Your Past By Listening to the First Music You Ever Bought, No Matter What It Was, No Excuses Now Day. The National Morel Mushroom Festival is starting, the Yoruba/ Santeria feast of Ochossi, Orisha of Animals, is May 15th, Aoi Matsuri (Hollyhock Festival, Kyoto Japan), it’s Cold Sophie’s Day (5th Ice Saint). In Ancient Rome they celebrated the Holy day of Jupiter, Day of Vesta, Sacrifice day to the Tiber River,
Maiae inuict, and Mercuralia. It’s the feast day of Saints Dympna‘s (patron of the insane, asylums, mental health workers; against epilepsy, insanity, sleepwalking, neurological disorders), Hilary of Galeata (against backaches), Denise(against bicycle and motorcycle accidents, headaches).
Goddess Month of Maia ends

 

Tomorrow, Friday, May 16th, 2014, will National Coquilles St. Jacques Day, National Sea Monkey Day, Wear Purple For Peace Day, Love A Tree Day, and Biographers Day , In Greece they celebrated the Feast of Aphrodite and Eros, and in Egypt, Netjert’s Feast. It’s the Christian feast day of Saints Brendan the Navigator (patron of boatmen, divers, mariners, sailers, travelers, whaies), Honoratus of Amiens (bakers, confectioners, wafer makers, candle-makers, florists), John of Nepomuk (patron of bridges), Margaret of Cortona (homeless, insane, midwives, single mothers,prostitutes, 3rd children), Peregrine of Auxerre (snakebite), Simon Stock (patron of tanners), and Ubald (patron migraine, neuralgia, autistics, OCD, sick children, demonic possession). Goddess Month of Hera begins.

The third Friday of May is National Bike to Work Day.

The third weekend of May is Sanja Matsuri, and theMorel Mushroom Festival runs 15-18th.

 

This week is National Dog Bite prevention week Women’s Health Week,Nursing Home Week (starts mothers day {does anyone else find that icky?}), Work at Home Mother’s Week, and Bike to Work Week.

 

May is Get caught Reading Month, Fungal infectionsl Month, and National Restaurant Month (UK).

 

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Celebrate Wearing Purple, Biking to Work, & sea monkeys!

 

Today, Friday, May 16th, 2014, is National Coquilles St. Jacques Day, National Sea Monkey Day, Wear Purple For Peace Day, Love A Tree Day, and Biographers Day , In Greece they celebrated the Feast of Aphrodite and Eros, and in Egypt, Netjert’s Feast. It’s the Christian feast day of Saints Brendan the Navigator (patron of boatmen, divers, mariners, sailers, travelers, whaies), Honoratus of Amiens (bakers, confectioners, wafer makers, candle-makers, florists), John of Nepomuk (patron of bridges), Margaret of Cortona (homeless, insane, midwives, single mothers,prostitutes, 3rd children), Peregrine of Auxerre (snakebite), Simon Stock (patron of tanners), and Ubald (patron migraine, neuralgia, autistics, OCD, sick children, demonic possession). Goddess Month of Hera begins.

The third Friday of May is National Bike to Work Day, National Pizza Party Day, Endangered Species Day, International Virtual Assistant’s Day, National Defense Transportation Day, and

NASCAR Day.

The third weekend of May is Sanja Matsuri, Mike, the Headless Chicken Day,and theMorel Mushroom Festival.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 17th, 2014, will be National Cherry Cobbler Day, Pack Rat Day, National Day Against Homophobia / International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia aka IDAHO,

World Hypertention Day, World Information Society Day/ Tellecommunications Day, and the O. Henry World Championship Pun Off. In Ireland they celebrate National Famine Memorial Day, and in the Philippines it’s the beginning of the Santa Clara Rite / Rite of Obando, and neo-pagans celebrate Dea Dia (Goddess of the Cosmos). The Third Saturday of May is Armed Forces Day, I-Am-An-American Day, and the Saturday before Memorial Day is National Learn to Swim Day.

 

This week is Children’s Book Week, Craft Beer Week, Etiquette Week, Running and fitness Week. In the UK this is the end of Real Bread Maker Week.

 

May is Foster Care MONTH, Meditation Month, Allergy Asthma Month.

 

http://www.emilypost.com/everyday-manners/guidelines-for-living/1017-national-etiquette-week

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Celebrate Cherry Cobbler, Telecommunication, Puns, and learning to Swim!

 

Today, Saturday, May 17th, 2014, is National Cherry Cobbler Day, Pack Rat Day, National Day Against Homophobia / International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia aka IDAHO, Doo Dah Day, World Hypertention Day, World Information Society Day/ Tellecommunications Day, World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day, and the O. Henry World Championship Pun Off. In Ireland they celebrate National Famine Memorial Day, and in the Philippines it’s the beginning of the Santa Clara Rite / Rite of Obando, Lag Baomer starts in the evening (Israel), and neo-pagans celebrate Dea Dia (Goddess of the Cosmos). The Third Saturday of May is Armed Forces Day, I-Am-An-American Day, Doo Day Day, and the running of the Preakness; and the Saturday before Memorial Day is National Learn to Swim Day.

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 18th, 2014, will be National Cheese Souffle Day, World Goodwill Day, International Museum Day,Black Watch Day, International HIV AIDS Vaccine Awareness Day,Homespun History Day, I Love Reeses Day,National Tenant’s Day,No Dirty Dishes Day, Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, and Whistling Day /Mother Whistler Day. It’s Apollon Day (ancient Greece), Feast of Twins (Nigeria), Lag Baomer (Israel-ends sunset), Manger pour Gran’n Aloumandia (Voudon), anniversary of the Mischianza, and the Christian Feast Day of Saints Theodotus (patron of innkeepers), and Venantius (patron of leaping, against danger from falling).

The 3rd Sunday of May is the Bay to Breakers Race (oldest Footrace in America). The Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend is Neighbor Day (as opposed to Good Neighbor Day in September).

 

This week is Pickle week, New Friends/ Old Friends Week; and in the UK it’s National Doughnut Week , and British Sandwich Week.

 

May is Salad Month Month, Go Fetch- Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month, and Arthritis (Awareness) Month.

 

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/May/packratday.htm

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Celebrate Cheese Souffle, Museums, Goodwill, Whistling, and Inner beauty!

 

Today, Sunday, May 18th, 2014, is National Cheese Souffle Day, World Goodwill Day, International Museum Day,Black Watch Day, International HIV AIDS Vaccine Awareness Day,Homespun History Day, I Love Reeses Day,National Tenant’s Day,No Dirty Dishes Day, Turn Beauty Inside Out Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, and Whistling Day /Mother Whistler Day. It’s Apollon Day (ancient Greece), Feast of Twins (Nigeria), Lag Baomer (Israel-ends sunset), Manger pour Gran’n Aloumandia (Voudon), anniversary of the Mischianza, and the Christian Feast Day of Saints Theodotus (patron of innkeepers), and Venantius (patron of leaping, against danger from falling).

The 3rd Sunday of May is the Bay to Breakers Race (oldest Footrace in America). The Sunday before Memorial Day Weekend is Neighbor Day (as opposed to Good Neighbor Day in September).

 

 

Tomorrow, Monday, May 19th, 2014, will be National Devil’s Food Cake Day, Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day, Boys Club Day, National Pike Festival, Pick Strawberries Day, Plant Something Day!, Malcolm X Day, and May Ray Day. In ancient Greece the purification Kallyntaria and Plynteria begins, in Ireland the Festival of Bridgid, in Thrace the Bendidea, and in Brittany, the Pardon of the Poor. It’s the Christian feast day of Saints Dunstan (patron blind, all sorts of smiths; jewellers; lighthouse keepers; musicians), Peter Celestine (patron of book-industry workers), and Ivo of Kermartin (patron of abandoned people; bailiffs; barristers; notaries). The third Sunday in May is I Am An American Day , and in Canada the Monday prior to May 25 is Victoria Day.

 

This week (18-24) is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, Emergency Medical Services Week /EMS Week National Public Works Week,, Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Awareness Week, (various states), and the ambiguously named Awareness Week (from Dying Matters), and National Prevention Week (from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) .

May is Inventors Month, Physiotherapy Month, and Pre-Eclampsia (awareness) Month. (I think we can assume that anything awful it’s a month for awareness not celebration.)

 

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Celebrate Devils food cake, Planting something, May sunshine and accountants!

 

Today, Monday, May 19th, 2014, is National Devil’s Food Cake Day, Asian and Pacific Islander HIV Awareness Day, Boys /Girls Club Day,Accounting Day, Plant Something Day!, Hepatitis Testing Day, Malcolm X Day, May Ray Day, and the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube. In ancient Greece the purification Kallyntaria and Plynteria begins, in Ireland the Festival of Bridgid, and in Thrace the Bendidea. It’s the Christian feast day of Saints Dunstan (patron blind, all sorts of smiths; jewellers; lighthouse keepers; musicians), Peter Celestine (patron of book-industry workers), and Ivo of Kermartin (patron of abandoned people; bailiffs; barristers; notaries). The online holiday World Autoimmune Arthritis Day begins. In Canada the Monday prior to May 25 is Victoria Day.(aka May two-four weekend)

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, will be NationalQuiche Lorraine Day, World Autoimmune Arthritis Days, National Be a Millionaire Day, Pick Strawberries Day, World Metrology Day continues, Flower Day, and Weights and Measures Day, and Josephine Baker Day. Frigga Blot, (Asatru), Feast of Mjollnir (Germanic), Plynteria (Greek), Rosalia (Roman), and Simbi Blanc (Voudon). In media we are told that May 20th is Eliza Doolittle Day, and the Birthday of voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway. May 20h is the feast day of St. Bernadino of Siena (patron of advertising, PR, gambling; against hoarseness), Ethelbert (patron against thieves) , and the Blessed Columba of Rieti (patron against sorcery, temptation). The zodiac sign of Taurus ends.

 

The third week of May is Bike Week, Police Week, & World Trade Week.

 

May is Mediterranean Diet Month, Revise Your Work Schedule Month, & Medical Orphan’s Month.

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Celebrate Quiche, Strawberries, Flowers and Weathermen!

 

Today, Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, is NationalQuiche Lorraine Day, World Autoimmune Arthritis Days, National Be a Millionaire Day, Pick Strawberries Day, World Metrology Day, Flower Day, and Weights and Measures Day, and Josephine Baker Day. Frigga Blot, Mjollnir (Heathen), Plynteria (Greek), Rosalia (Roman), and Simbi Blanc (Voudon). In media we are told that May 20th is Eliza Doolittle Day, and the Birthday of voyager’s Captain Kathryn Janeway. May 20h is the feast day of St. Bernadino of Siena (patron of advertising, PR, gambling; against hoarseness), Ethelbert (patron against thieves) , and the Blessed Columba of Rieti (patron against sorcery, temptation). The zodiac sign of Taurus ends.

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, will be National Strawberries ‘n Cream Day, National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, National Waitresses/Waiters Day, National Golf Day, National Memo Day, “I Need a Patch for That” Day  , the somewhat dubious Feast of the Triple Scoop and the seriously tacky End of the World or After Rapture Party Day. It’s the Christian feast day of Saints Helena (pagron archeologists), and Eugene de Mazenod (patron dysfunctional families). The 3rd Wednesday of May is NationalEmployee Health & Fitness Day.The astrological sign Gemini begins.

 

This week isSafe Boating Week, and the 10th annual Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, and British Tomato Week.

 

May is Older Americans Month, Personal History Month, and Melanoma and Skin Cancer Month.

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Celebrate Strawberries and Cream, Wait staff, memos, and patches!

 

Today, Wednesday, May 21st, 2014, is National Strawberries ‘n Cream Day, National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day, National Waitresses/Waiters Day, NationalGolf Day, National Memo Day, “I Need a Patch for That” Day  , the somewhat dubious Feast of the Triple Scoop and the seriously tacky End of the World orAfter Rapture Party Day. It’s the Christian feast day of Saints Helena (pagron archeologists), and Eugene de Mazenod (patron dysfunctional families). The 3rd Wednesday of May is NationalEmployee Health & Fitness Day. The astrological sign Gemini begins.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday , May 22nd, 2014, will be National Vanilla Pudding Day, National Maritime Day, International Day for Biological Diversity,

Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day, Harvey Milk Day, Swamp Monster Day, Toothpaste Tube Day, and Bjørnevak/Bear Waking Day. Also Night of the Tree of Extremity (Islam), Sovereignity and Thanksgiving Day (Haiti), and the Christian feast day of saints Rita of Cascia’s Day (patron of desperate cases), Dympna – (mentally ill), Rita of Cascia (Lost and impossible causes), and Quiteria (against Rabies).

 

This week is the 10th annual Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention Week, Safe Boating Week, and Medical Transcription week.

 

May is Cauliflower Month, Neurofibromatosis Month, and Healthy Vision Month.

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Celebrate Everything you can, every chance you get!

 

Today, Thursday , May 22nd, 2014, is National Vanilla Pudding Day, National Maritime Day, International Day for Biological Diversity, World Goth Day,

Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day, Harvey Milk Day, Swamp Monster Day, Toothpaste Tube Day, and Bjørnevak/Bear Waking Day. Also Night of the Tree of Extremity (Islam), Sovereignity and Thanksgiving Day (Haiti), and the Christian feast day of saints Rita of Cascia’s Day (patron of desperate cases), Dympna – (mentally ill), Rita of Cascia (Lost and impossible causes), and Quiteria (against Rabies).

 

Tomorrow, Friday, May 23rd, 2014, will be National Taffy Day, National Sea Turtle Day/ World Turtle Day, Lucky Penny Day , In Rye, Sussex they have a Red-Hot Penny Throw (not so lucky), bahai celebrate ‘Azamat/ Birth of Abdul-Baha/ Declaration of the Bab , in Sweden it’s Linnaeus Day , and Jamacian Labour Day/ In ancient Rome the celebrated the Rosalia and Vulcan’s Day . It’s the feast day of Saints Didier (patron against perjury), and Julia of Corsica (torture, hands and feet problems), and the Birthday of Margaret Fuller (Transcendentalist and feminist who argued that women, as well as men, have immortal souls- how far we have come!). The Friday before Memorial day isWig Out Day, and the fourth Friday in May is National Heat Safety Awareness Day.

 

This week in the UK it’s British Tomato Week, National Honey Week, and National Vegetarian Week.

 

May is Egg Month, Osteoporosis. Month, and Brain Tumor Month.

 

 

https://www.facebook.com/oberon.zell/posts/10154031064230157

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Celebrate Turtles, Taffy, Pennies, Wigs, and being smart with the Sun!!

 

Today, Friday, May 23rd, 2014, is National Taffy Day, National Sea Turtle Day/ World Turtle Day, Don’t Fry Day, Title Track Day, Lucky Penny Day , In Rye, Sussex they have a Red-Hot Penny Throw (not so lucky), bahai celebrate ‘Azamat/ Birth of Abdul-Baha/ Declaration of the Bab , in Sweden it’s Linnaeus Day , and Jamacian Labour Day/ In ancient Rome the celebrated the Rosalia and Vulcan’s Day . It’s the feast day of Saints Didier (patron against perjury), and Julia of Corsica (torture, hands and feet problems), and the Birthday of Margaret Fuller (Transcendentalist and feminist who argued that women, as well as men, have immortal souls- how far we have come!). The Friday before Memorial day is Wig Out Day, and the fourth Friday in May is National Heat Safety Awareness Day.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 24th, 2014, will be Escargot Day, National Mudbug Madness Day (Crayfish), Morning Radio Wise Guy Day, International Tiara Day,Brothers Day (brothers day used to be last Sat of March, but that got changed to Siblings Day or Brothers and Sisters Day), World Schizophrenia Day/Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day (NSPAD), World Crohn’s and Colitis Day, Slavic Script and Culture Day (aka Enlightenment Day; Bulgaria), Bermuda Day, Empire Day (UK), Aldersgate Day (Methodist), Feast of Hermes Trismegistus, Thargelia /Artemis birthday (Greek),The Celebration of the Three Mothers, and La Fete des Saintes Maries (France). The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is International Jazz Day (even though there was another at the end of April).

 

This week is National Backyard Games Week, and National Medical Transcription week.

 

May is Limes Month, World Lyme Disease Month, and Gifts from the Garden Month.

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Celebrate Snails, Crayfish, Tiaras, Brothers, and Jazz!

 

Today, Saturday, May 24th, 2014, is Escargot Day, National Mudbug Madness Day (Crayfish), Morning Radio Wise Guy Day, International Tiara Day,Brothers Day (brothers day used to be last Sat of March, but that got changed to Siblings Day or Brothers and Sisters Day), World Schizophrenia Day/Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day (NSPAD), World Crohn’s and Colitis Day, Slavic Script and Culture Day (aka Enlightenment Day; Bulgaria), Bermuda Day, Empire Day (UK), Aldersgate Day (Methodist), Feast of Hermes Trismegistus, Thargelia /Artemis birthday (2 days- ancient Greek),The Celebration of the Three Mothers, and La Fete des Saintes Maries (France). The Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is International Jazz Day (even though there was another at the end of April), and International Cash Mob Day (support your local small businesses).

 

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, May 25th, 2014, will be National Wine Day, International Horse Day, World Tarot Day, International Stand up to Bullying Day, National Brown-Bag-It Day, National Don’t Utter a Word Day, National Missing Children’s Day, National Scavenger Hunt Day, National Tap Dance Day, and it’s Nerd or Geek Pride Day/ Towel Day/ the Glorious 25th of May/ Wear the Lilac Day*/a secondary Star Wars Day(anniversary of its release). It’s also Africa Day (aka Africa Freedom Day), and the second day of Thargelia (Apollo’s Birthday)** It’s the feast day of Saints Aldhelm (patron songwriters) and Bede (historians). May 25 weather Folklore says “If it rain on the 25th, wind shall do much hurt that year; If the sun shine, the contrary.”

 

 

The last week of May is Library and Information Week.

May is Hamburger Month , Women’s Health Care Month, and Borderline Personality Disorder Month.

 

* for Alzheimers Awareness

 

**I fear I may have fallen into the typical internet problem of transferring a lunar day to a solar system. If the Attic calendar months (Thargelion the May/June equivalent) begins at the new moon, this would mean the Thargelia would have been the 5th and 6th of May this year. On the other hand, that would make this the time for the Athenian festivals Kallyteria: “beautifying by sweeping and polishing” and “Plynteria: “washing.” on the 24th and 25th days of the moon.)

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Celebrate Nerds, Geeks, Tarot, Tapping, and anti-bullying!

 

Today, Sunday, May 25th, 2014, is National Wine Day, International Horse Day, World Tarot Day, International Stand up to Bullying Day, National Brown-Bag-It Day, National Don’t Utter a Word Day, National Missing Children’s Day, National Scavenger Hunt Day, National Tap Dance Day, and it’s Nerd or Geek Pride Day/ Towel Day/ the Glorious 25th of May/ Wear the Lilac Day*/a secondary Star Wars Day(anniversary of it’s opening). It’s also Africa Day (aka Africa Freedom Day), and the second day of Thargelia (Apollo’s Birthday)** It’s the feast day of Saints Aldhelm (patron songwriters) and Bede (historians). May 25 weather Folklore says “If it rain on the 25th, wind shall do much hurt that year; If the sun shine, the contrary.”

 

Tomorrow, Monday, May 26th, 2014, will be National Grape Popsicle Day,Wear Purple Day ,National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, Cherry Dessert Day, ARMAD Day (Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day), Grey Day, Sally Ride Day, Julia Pierpont Day, and in Australia it’s National Sorry Day/ Day of Healing. In ancient Rome this was the time of the Fontinalia and Ludi Saeculares. The last Monday in May is Memorial Day/ Decoration Day. and Minor Rogation Days (minor rogations are held on Monday to Wednesday on the dates preceding Ascension Thursday 5-26-14. 5-11-15, 5-1-16).

 

This week is National Artisan Gelato Month, and in Hay-on-Wye theres a Festival of Literature May 22 to June1.

 

May is Mental Health Month, Strike out strokes Month, and ASL / Lou Gerhig Disease Month.

* for Alzheimers Awareness

**I fear I may have fallen into the typical internet problem of transferring a lunar day to a solar system. If the Attic calendar months (Thargelion the May/June equivalent) begins at the new moon, this would mean the Thargelia would have been the 5th and 6th of May this year. On the  other hand, that would make this the time for the Athenian festivals Kallyteria: “beautifying by sweeping and polishing” and “Plynteria: “washing.” on the 24th and 25th days of the moon.)

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Celebrate Wearing purple (again) Cheesecake, and the Lindy Hop!

 

Today, Monday, May 26th, 2014, is National Grape Popsicle Day,Wear Purple Day ,National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, Cherry Dessert Day, World Lindy Hop Day, ARMAD Day (Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day), Grey Day, Sally Ride Day, Julia Pierpont Day, and in Australia it’s National Sorry Day/ Day of Healing. In ancient Rome this was the time of the Fontinalia and Ludi Saeculares. The last Monday in May is Memorial Day/ Decoration Day. and Minor Rogation Days (minor rogations are held on Monday to Wednesday on the dates preceding Ascension Thursday 5-26-14. 5-11-15, 5-1-16).

 

Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, will be National Grape Popsicle Day, Cellophane /Cellotape Day, Old Time Player Piano Day, Sunscreen Day, Throw the Bastards Out Day, Savitu-Vrata (India), Lailat al Miraj (Hindu)Isra Al Mi Raj (Islam), Season of Confusion begins (Discordian), Ludi Saeculares continued in ancient Rome, in fiction, it was Buttercup Day.

 

This week is Mudbug Madness Week, and National Surgical Technologists Week.

 

May is Barbecue Month, Skin Cancer Month, and Youth Traffic Safety Month.

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Celebrate Cellotape, Player Pianos, and sunscreen!

 

Today, Tuesday, May 27th, 2014, is National Grape Popsicle Day, Cellophane /Cellotape Day, Old Time Player Piano Day, Sunscreen Day, Throw the Bastards Out Day,day, Savitu-Vrata (India), Lailat al Miraj (Hindu)Isra Al Mi Raj (Islam), Season of Confusion begins (Discordian), Ludi Saeculares continued in ancient Rome, in fiction, it was Buttercup Day.

 

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, will be International Hamburger Day. National Brisket Day,Amnesty International Day, Sierra Club Day, Feast of Zerowork, and Slugs return from Capistrano Day ©. In Rome Ludi Saeculares continued, the Purification of Pytho (Greek) happened every 4 years, and it may be Zartusht No Diso (other Zoroastrian sites have it in December). It’s St. Bernard of Montjoux’s Day (patron of mountain climbers, skiers), and the Runic half-month of Ing ends. The last Wednesday of May is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and World MS Day.

 

This week is English Wine Week & Old Time Player Piano Week .

 

May is Haitian Month, Potatoes Month, Lupus Month, and Brain Tumor Month.

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Celebrate Burgers and Brisket, and Senior Heath and fitness!

 

Today, Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, is International Hamburger Day. National Brisket Day,Amnesty International Day, Sierra Club Day, Feast of Zerowork, Gone-ta-Pott Day, and Slugs return from Capistrano Day ©. In Rome Ludi Saeculares continued, the Purification of Pytho (Greek), and it may be Zartusht No Diso (other Zoroastrian sites have it in December). It’s St. Bernard of Montjoux’s Day (patron of mountain climbers, skiers), and the Runic half-month of Ing ends. The last Wednesday of May is National Senior Health and Fitness Day, and World MS Day.

 

Tomorrow, Thursday , May 29th, 2014, will be National Coq Au Vin Day, National Paperclip Day, Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day, Learn about Composting Day/ Composting Day, UN Peacekeepers Day, Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) and also Christian Ascension Day /Festa del Grillo/ Cricket Festival. It’s also Oak Apple Day /aka Royal Oak Day/ Nettle Day/ Restoration Day/ Bobby Ack Day / Yak Bob Day/ Feast of the Duir and Apple, Shick-Shack Day (aka Shitsack Day, Shik-Shak Day. Ordinarily I’d point out that Duir Apple is the 29th day of Giamonios (celtic May) which starts on the new moon, but this year, it comes out so that May 29th matches up. In France they celebrate La Fetes des Meres, historians call this End of the Middle Ages Day, the Iroquois Strawberry Festival takes place approximately around here (depending on local conditions), and in ancient Rome,they celebrated the Ambarvailia (Purification Festival to Ceres). The Runic half-month of Odal (home, possession) begins.

 

This week is Week of Solidarity With The People of Non-Self-Governing Territories,Carp week, and World Sherry Week.

 

May is Clean Air Month, Masturbation Month, Tay-Sachs and Canavan Disease Month.

 

Until well into the twentieth century, anyone caught not wearing an oak leaf or oak apple on 29 May could be pinched, kicked, or otherwise abused. Whipping with nettles was a favourite punishment, hence the name ‘Nettle Day‘ in some areas.

http://listverse.com/2009/01/07/top-10-myths-about-the-middle-ages/

 

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Celebrate two Ascensions, and Oak Apple Day, and the End of the Middle Ages !

Today, Thursday, May 29th,, 2014, is National Coq Au Vin Day, National Paperclip Day, Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day, Learn about Composting Day/ Composting Day, UN Peacekeepers Day, Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha’i) and also Christian Ascension Day /Festa del Grillo/  Cricket Festival. It’s also Oak Apple Day /aka Royal Oak Day/ Nettle Day/ Restoration Day/ Bobby Ack Day / Yak Bob Day/ Feast of the Duir and Apple, Shick-Shack Day / Shitsack Day, Shik-Shak Day*. Ordinarily I’d point out that Duir Apple is the 29th day of Giamonios (celtic May) which starts on the new moon, but this year, it comes out so that May 29th matches up. In France they celebrate La Fetes des Meres, historians call this End of the Middle Ages Day**, the Iroquois Strawberry Festival takes place approximately around here (depending on local conditions), and in ancient Rome,they celebrated the Ambarvailia (Purification Festival to Ceres). The Runic half-month of Odal (home, possession) begins.

Tomorrow, Friday, May 30th,  2014, will be National Mint Julep Day, International Hug Your Cat Day, Loomis Day, My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Day / National Hole In My Bucket Day, (and logically) National Water a Flower Day!, Want a Flower Day (I think this one started as a typo), and Ice Cream Freezer Day. (Yahoo mentions: Brassiere Day, Heirloom Seed Day,Stiff Drink Day, but Brassier seems to be fictional, and Stiff Drink Day may be from something the oldest living WWII Vet said about Memorial Day- originally May 30th). It’s Frigg’s Day (Norse Queen of Heaven) Proserpina’s Day (Roman), and the Tarasque Hunt is probably fictional, but it’s a fun fiction. The last Friday of May is Heat Awareness Safety Day. It’s Joan of Arc’s Day.

This week is Frozen Yogurt Week.

May is Strawberry Month, Tennis Month, React Month, and Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Month.

*Until well into the twentieth century, anyone caught not wearing an oak leaf or oak apple on 29 May could be pinched, kicked, or otherwise abused. Whipping with nettles was a favourite punishment, hence the name ‘Nettle Day‘ in some areas.

**May 29, 1453 is considered by many historians to be the end of the Middle Ages, (and therefore the Beginning of the Renaissance), and because of this, some people decided it would be good to celebrate the End of the Middle Ages, and some even call it a good day to give gifts. (On this day the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire.)

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Celebrate Mint Juleps, Watering Flowers w/ a holey bucket, and cats!

 

Today, Friday, May 30th, 2014, is Friday, May 30th, 2014, will be National Mint Julep Day, International Hug Your Cat Day, Loomis Day,My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It Day / National Hole In My Bucket Day, (and logically) National Water a Flower Day!, Want a Flower Day (I think this one started as a typo). (Yahoo mentions:Brassiere Day, Heirloom Seed Day,Stiff Drink Day, but I can’t find them. Brassier seems to be fictional, Stiff Drink Day may be from something the oldest living WWII Vet said about Memorial Day, which was originally May 30th). It’s Frigg’s Day (Norse Queen of Heaven) Proserpina’s Day (Roman), and the Tarasque Hunt is probably fictional, but it’s a fun fiction. The last Friday of May is Heat Awareness Safety Day.

 

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 31st, 2014, will be National Macaroon Day, United Nations World No-Tobacco Day, Save Your Hearing Day, National Speak In Complete Sentences Day, What you think upon Grows Day, and Hug Your Cat Day appears both as today and June 4th– either way, it should be done VERY carefully.

In ancient Rome Ambarvalia (“end of May”), Discordians celebrate Syaday (5th day of Confusion), Buddists celebrate Triple Blessings of the God Buddha, Christian Feast of the Visitation, and feast day of Saint Petronilla (patron against ague, treaties between Popes and Frankish emperors), Wiccan Feast of the Triple Goddess, and several sites say it’s the Cuban Day of Oggum, but I can’t find any direct references to it.

 

This week is Old Time Player Piano Week

 

May is Carrots Month, Tourette Syndrome Month, and APS (Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome) Month.

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Celebrate Macaroons, Hearing, and Speaking in Complete Sentences!think grows

 

Today, Saturday, May 31st, 2014, is National Macaroon Day, United Nations World No-Tobacco Day, Save Your Hearing Day, National Speak In Complete Sentences Day, What you think upon Grows Day, and Hug Your Cat Day appears both as today and June 4th– either way, it should be done VERY carefully. In ancient Rome Ambarvalia (“end of May”), Discordians celebrate Syaday (5th day of Confusion), Buddists celebrate Triple Blessings of the God Buddha, Christian Feast of the Visitation, and feast day of Saint Petronilla (patron against ague, treaties between Popes and Frankish emperors), Wiccan Feast of the Triple Goddess, and several sites say it’s the Cuban Day of Oggum, but I can’t find any direct references to it.

 

Tomorrow, Sunday, June 1st, 2014, will be National Hazelnut Cake Day, National

Go Barefoot Day, Dare Day, Don’t Give Up the Ship Day, Flip a Coin Day, Heimlich Maneuver Day, Pen Pal Day, Say Something Nice Day,and Stand For Children Day. In China it’s Children’s Day, In Japan it’s Clothes Changing Day, and

Gawai Dayak Festival begins in Malaysia. In ancient Rome, the beginningm Kalends of June makes it Mars’ Day, Carna’s Day (Goddess of Doors & Locks), Kallynteria,

Holy day of JunoMonata, Festival of the Oak Nymph, and Tempestas’ Day. The first Sunday of June is Children’s Awareness Memorial Day, Day of the Rice God /Hanadaue, National Cancer Survivors Day, and International Mother’s Peace Day.

 

This week is Hurricane Preparedness WeekBlack Single Parents Week .

 

May is Artisian Gelato Month, UV Awarness Month, and Motorcycle Safety Month.

 

 

 
 

 

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