May Day! May Day!
Hey, hey, hey! It’s the Month of May!
“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May….”
May 1 is the 121st day of the year.
There are 244 days remaining until the end of the year.
May is the 5th month of the year, spring in the Northern Hemisphere and Autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Memorial day in late May marks the start of the summer vacation season in the United States and Canada.
May’s birthstone is the Emerald which is emblematic of love and success. Emerald is a variety of the mineral beryl (Be3Al2(SiO3)6) colored green by trace amounts of chromium and sometimes vanadium
What’s Up in May?
May 1 – May Day!
May 1 – Lei Day in Hawaii!
May 1 – Beltane in Ireland! The first day of Summer and a public holiday on the first Monday in May. Also a “neo-pagan” holiday.
May 1 – Mother Goose Day!
(According to the Mother Goose Society: Mother Goose Day was founded in 1987)
May 3 – National Teacher Day!
May 4- May the Fourth Be With You! Star Wars Day!
May 5 – Cinco de Mayo!
May 4 & 5 – Holocaust Remembrance Day! (Yom HaShoah)
May 6 – National Nurses Day!
May 6 – International Tuba Day!
International Tuba Day recognizes musicians around the world who struggle with the weight and size of a tuba. Founded by Joel Day, a tuba player in the Lower Merion High School Band in Philadelphia in 1979. He started Tuba Day as a result of a lack of respect for the tuba and tuba players.
Tubas come in varying sizes, weighing up to 50 pounds+
The Tuba was patented in 1835 by Wiebrecht and Moritz in Germany
The number of valves is not standard. A Tuba can have 3,4,5 or six valves
May 7 – The Kentucky Derby!
May 8 – Mother’s Day!
May 13 – Friday the 13th (the only one in 2016!)
May 14 – Buddha’s Birthday!
May 16 – National BBQ Day!
May 21 – Armed Forces Day!
May 23 – Victoria Day! (Fête de la Reine) is a Canadian public holiday celebrated in honor of Queen Victoria’s birthday. Canada is the only country that commemorates Queen Victoria with an official holiday!
May 25 – Towel Day!
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May 26 – Sally Ride Day!
Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was born May 26 1951, in Los Angeles, CA and died on July 23, 2012 at the age of 61, following a battle with pancreatic cancer
May 28 – National Burger Day!
May 30 – Memorial Day!
May is also:
National Bike Month
National Barbecue Month
National Loaded Potato Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Blood Pressure Month
“While strolling through the park one day
In the merry merry month of May
I was taken by surprise
By a pair of roguish eyes
I was scared but I didn’t run away..”
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