Your Daily, Weekly and Monthly Events for May

Want to get a head start on your important events next month? We want to help! Here is our calendar of important daily, weekly and monthly events and observances to help you get started.



World Asthma Day – May 1 (First Tuesday in May)

Childhood Depression Awareness Day – May 1 (First Tuesday in May)

Foster Care Day – May 1 (First Tuesday in May)

Global Love Day – May 1

World Press Freedom Day – May 3

Anti-Bullying Day – May 4

Cinco de Mayo – May 5

Kentucky Derby – May 5 (First Saturday in May)

National Nurses Day, or National RN Recognition Day – May 6

National Teachers Day – May 8 (Tuesday of the First Full Week in May)

Occupational Safety & Health Day – May 9 (Wednesday of the First Full Week of May)

National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – May 10

American Indian Day – May 12 (Second Saturday in May)

National Hospital Day – May 12

Mother’s Day – May 13

Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15

National Employee Health and Fitness Day – May 16 (Third Wednesday in May)

Wear Purple for Peace Day – May 16

Endangered Species Day – May 18 (Third Friday in May)

Armed Forces Day – May 19 (Third Saturday in May)

Emergency Medical Services Day – May 24

National Missing Children’s Day – May 25

National Heat Safety Awareness Day – May 25 (Fourth Friday in May)

Memorial Day – May 28, 2018 (Last Monday in May)

World No Tobacco Day – May 31



Armed Forces Week – May 12-20 (Second Saturday through Third Sunday in May)

Arson Awareness Week – May 6-12 (First Full Week in May)

Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) – May 20-26

Goodwill Industries Week – May 6-12 (First Full Week in May)

National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week – May 6-12

National Hospital Week – May 6-12 (Second week in May)

National Hurricane Preparedness Week – May 20-26

National Nurses Week – May 6-12

National Nursing Home Week –  May 13 –19

National Women’s Health Week – May 13-20 (Starts on Mother’s Day to Following Saturday)

National Prevention Week by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) – May 13 –19

Teacher Appreciation Week – May 7-11 (First Full Week in May)



Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Clean Air Month

Digestive Diseases Awareness Month

Employee Health & Fitness Month

Family Wellness Month

Global Youth Traffic Safety Month

High Blood Pressure Awareness Month

Home Schooling Awareness Month

Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month

Mental Health Month

Military Appreciation Month

National Foster Care Month

National High Blood Pressure Education Month

National Mobility Awareness Month

National Youth Traffic Safety Month

Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

Women’s Health Care Month

Young Achievers / Leaders of Tomorrow Month


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