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HOLIDAYS: MAY 2011

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By Stephen Thomas

 Derby time or not, May includes literally hundreds of holiday designations, celebrations and special events.

 

MAY 2011

 

MONTH:

Allergy/Asthma Awareness

American Stroke

Arthritis Awareness

Asian/Pacific American Heritage

Awareness of Medical Orphans

Barbecue

Better Hearing and Speech

Better Sleep

Bike

Cancer Research

Celiac Disease Awareness

Clean Air

Creative Beginnings

Correct Posture

Ecodriving

Egg

Employee Health and Fitness

Family Wellness

Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness

Freedom Shrine

Get Caught Reading

Gifts from the Garden

Go Fetch! National Food Drive for Homeless Animals

Good Car-Keeping

Haitian Heritage

Heal the Children

Healthy Vision

Hepatitis Awareness

High Blood Pressure Education

Huntington's Disease Awareness

International Business Image

International Civility Awareness

International Internal Audit Awareness

Jewish American Heritage

Latino Books

Lupus Awareness

Lyme Disease Awareness

Meditation

Mediterranean Diet

Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention

Mental Health

Motorcycle Safety

National Hamburger

National Military Appreciation

National Moving

National Photo

National Physical Fitness and Sports

National Preservation

National Salad

Neurofibromatosis Awareness

Older Americans

Osteoperosis Awareness and Prevention

Personal History

Prepare to Buy a Home

React

Revise your work Schedule

Salsa

Strike Out Strokes

Stroke Awareness

Sturge-Weber Awareness

Sweet Vidalia Onion

Teen CEO

Teen Pregnancy Prevention

Teen Self-Esteem

Tennis

Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness

Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness

Ultraviolet Awareness

Victorious Woman

Vinegar

Women's Health Care

Young Achievers/Leaders of Tomorrow

Zombie Awareness

 

National Family (5/8 - 6-19)

Prepare Tomorrow's Parents (5/8 - 6/19)

French Open Tennis Championship (5/17 - 6/5)

 

 

 

WEEK:

1-7:

KENTUCKY DERBY

Anxiety and Depression Awareness

Be Kind to Animals

Bread Pudding Recipe Exchange

Children's Mental Health Awareness

Flexible Work Arrangements

Goodwill Industries

Hug Holiday

Kids Win

National Family

National Pet

National Physical Education and Sport

North American Occupational Safety and Health

Public Service Recognition

Teacher Appreciation

Update your References

 

2-6:

National Mental Health Counseling

 

2-8:

Astronomy

Children's Book

Dating and Life Coach Recognition

National Wildflower

Work At Home Moms

 

4-10:

Kiwanis World Week of Prayer

 

6-12:

Nurses

 

7-15:

National Tourism

 

8-9:

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those who Lost their Lives During the Second World War

 

8-14:

Food Allergy Awareness

National Alcohol and Other Drug-Related Birth Defects

National Nursing Home

Reading is Fun

Salute to 35+ Moms

Women's Health

 

9-13:

National Etiquette

 

9-15:

Stuttering Awareness

 

15-21:

Dog Bite Prevention

International New Friends, Old Friends

National Police

National Return to Work

National Transportation

World Trade

 

16-20:

Neuropathy

 

18-21:

NCAA Division I Women's Golf Championship

 

21-27:

National Safe Boating

 

22-28:

National Hurricane Awareness

 

23-29:

Recreational Water Illness and Injury Prevention

 

23-30:

National Backyard Games

 

24-25:

National Geographic Bee: National Finals

 

25-31:

Week of Solidarity with the People of Non-Self-Governing Territories

 

26-29:

72nd Senior PGA Golf Championship

 

29-June 4:

Black Single Parents'

 

31-June 2:

Scripps National Spelling Bee

 

31-June 5:

NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship

 

 

 

DAY:

1(Su):

Executive Coaching

Keep Kids Alive - Drive 25

Law Day USA

Lei (Hawaii)

Loyalty

May

Mother Goose

National Dance

National Infertility Survival

New Home Owner's

School Principal's

Stepmothers

 

2(M):

Melanoma Monday

Robert's Rules

 

3(Tu):

Childhood Depression Awareness

Garden Meditation

Lumpy Rug

Paranormal

National Specially-Abled Pets

National Teacher

National Two Different Colored Shoes

World Press Freedom

 

4(W):

Great American Grump Out

International Respect for Chickens

National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Occupational Safety and Health Professional

Star Wars

 

5(Th):

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER

National Day of Reason

Bonza Bottler

Cartoonists

Cinco de Mayo

Totally Chipotle

 

6(F):

Kentucky Oaks

Joseph Brackett

Military Spouse Appreciation

National Nurses

No Diet

No Pants

 

7(Sa):

KENTUCKY DERBY

Babysitters

Beaufort Scale

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness

Free Comic Book

International Pilates

Join Hands

Mother Ocean

National Homebrew

Spring Astronomy

 

8(Su):

MOTHER'S

Victory in Europe (V-E)

Cranmere

Robert Johnson 100th Birthday anniversary

World Red Cross

 

9(M):

National Women's Check-up

 

10(Tu):

Buddha's Birthday

Golden Spike

National Library Legislative

Sex Differences in Health Awareness

World Lupus

 

11(W):

Chang and Eng Bunker (Siamese Twins) 200th Birthday anniversary

Donate a Day's Wages to Charity

National School Nurse

Nightshift/Third Shift Workers

Receptionists

 

12(Th):

Fibromyalgia Awareness

Limerick

Nutty Fudge

 

13(F):

Blame Someone Else

Friday the 13th

Root Canal Appreciation

 

14(Sa):

International Migratory Bird

Jamestown Settlement

National Association of Letter Carriers "Stamp Out Hunger" Food Drive

National Miniature Golf

National Train

Stay Up All Night Night

Underground America

World Fair Trade

 

15(Su):

International Day of Families

National Chocolate Chip

National Pizza Party

Peace Officer Memorial

 

16(M):

Biographers

 

17(Tu):

PRIMARY ELECTION

First Kentucky Derby anniversary

World Hypertension

World Telecommunication and Information Society

 

18(W):

HIV Vaccine Awareness

International Museum

Turn Beauty Inside Out

Union's First Offensive Engagement of the Civil War - 150th anniversary

Visit your Relatives

 

19(Th):

May Ray

National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness

World Hepatitis

 

20(F):

Bike to Work

International Virtual Assistants

National Defense Transportation

Weights and Measures

 

21(Sa):

American Red Cross Founders

Armed Forces

Full (Flower) Moon (7:09 a.m.)

Gemini (through 6/20)

O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championship

Preakness

Waitstaff

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

 

22(Su):

International Day for Biological Diversity

National Maritime

Neighbor

 

23(M):

National Taffy

World Turtle

 

24(Tu):

Brother's

Hug your Cat

 

25(W):

National Missing Children's

National Senior Health and Fitness

Tap Dance

Towel

 

26(Th):

 

27(F):

Heat Safety Awareness

Vincent Price 100th Birthday anniversary

Wig Out

 

28(Sa):

Amnesty International Founders (50th anniversary)

International Jazz

Julia Pierpont

 

29(Su):

Indianapolis 500

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

NCAA Division I Women's Lacrosse Championship

 

30(M):

MEMORIAL

Loomis

National Prayer for Peace

NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Championship

 

31(Tu):

What You Think Upon Grows

World No-Tobacco