National Barbecue Month

National Bike Month
National Foster Care Month
National Photograph Month
National Preservation Month
National Recommitment Month
National Water Safety Month
Older Americans Month
Personal History Awareness Month

Physical Fitness & Sports Month
Young Achievers of Tomorrow Month

MAY 2019


by Sylvia Ford-George

13-19         National Public Gardens Week
13-19         National Stuttering Awareness Week
18-24         National Safe Boating Week
20-26         Healthy and Safe Swimming Week
20-27         National Backyard Games Week
24-26         National Polka Weekend

Explore, Eat, Do, Discover, Celebrate, Love, Enjoy!

Copyright 2014-2019 Family Reunion Institute. All rights reserved.

Looking for something creative, different, and fun to do with the family this month? Want to spend more time together? Check out our selected list of May holidays and observances for your family to celebrate, explore, and enjoy…together!

Turning these observances into great family time is easy. On days that celebrate foods, incorporate them into your family meal, show the kids how it’s made, or research why that date was selected. On dates with activities, incorporate them into your daily regimen. On all other days have a discussion, do some research, discover something new about the day. Make a game of it, get the whole family involved, and have some fun.

16        Drawing Day
16        Love a Tree Day
16        Wear Purple for Peace Day
17        Bike to Work Day
17        National Cherry Cobbler Day
17        National Pizza Party Day
18        Armed Forces Day
18        National Cheese Souffle Day
18        National Learn To Swim Day
18        Visit Your Relatives Day
19        National Devil’s Food Cake Day
19        Stepmother’s Day
20        National Quiche Lorraine Day
20        Pick Strawberries Day
22        National Maritime Day
22        National Vanilla Pudding Day
22        National Missing Children's Day
23        Lucky Penny Day
23        National Taffy Day
23        Turtle Day
24        Don't Fry Day
25        National Brown-Bag-It Day
25        National Tap Dance Day
26        National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
26        Paper Airplane Day
26        World Lindy Hop Day
27        National Grape Popsicle Day
27        Memorial Day
28        National Brisket Day
29        Learn About Composting Day
29        National Senior Health & Fitness Day
30        Water a Flower Day
31        National Macaroon Day
31        No Tobacco Day
31        Save Your Hearing Day

31        National Meditation Day


Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
Haitian Heritage Month
Jewish-American Heritage Month

Clean Air Month
Date Your Mate Month
Family Wellness Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Gifts from the Garden Month

Golf Month
Military Appreciation Month

No amount of money or success can take the place of time spent with your family. - Unknown


1          Global Love Day
1          May Day
1          Mother Goose Day 
2          Brothers and Sisters Day
2          National Day of Prayer
4          Fire Fighters’ Day
4          Free Comic Book Day
4          Renewal Day
4          Space Day
5          Cartoonists Day
5          Cinco de Mayo
5          Ramadan begins (ends June 4)
5          World Laughter Day
7          National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
7          Teacher Appreciation Day
8          Iris Day
8          No Socks Day
8          Receptionist Day
8          School Nurse Day
10        Military Spouse Appreciation Day
10        National Liver and Onions Day
10        National Shrimp Day
10        National Provider Day / National Child Care Provider Day
11        Letter Carrier's  Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
11        National Babysitters Day
11        National “Eat What You Want” Day
11        Wind Mill Day
12        Mother’s Day 
12        National Nutty Fudge Day
13        National Fruit Cocktail Day
14        Dance Like a Chicken Day
14        National Biscuit Day
14        The Stars and Stripes Forever Day
14        Underground America Da

15        National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day


1-5             Children's Book Week
5-11           Hurricane Preparedness Week
5-11           National Travel and Tourism Week
6-10           Teacher Appreciation Week
12-18         Food Allergy Awareness Week
12-18         National Women's Health Week
12-18         Reading is Fun Week