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May National Days

May National Days

There are 274 May National Days to celebrate during the year’s fifth month. In the northern hemisphere, May is the second month of Spring. May is named after the Greek goddess Maia.

List of May National Days
Month Long Celebrations and Observances in May
More National Days in May

May Facts:

May has 31 days.
May Birthstone: Emerald
May Colors: Dark Red, Dark Blue, and Blue.
May Birth Flowers: Lily of the Valley and Common hawthorn.

The full moon in May is called the Flower Moon.

Historical Events in May:

May 1, 1931 – Empire State Building dedicated
May 2, 2000 – GPS made available for public use
May 3, 1979 – Margaret Thatcher elected prime minister of Britain
May 4, 1904 – Construction begins on the Panama Canal.
May 5, 1904 – Cy Young pitches a perfect game.
May 6, 1940 – John Steinbeck wins the Pulitzer Prize
May 7, 1998 – Mercedes-Benz buys Chrysler
May 8, 1912 – Adolf Zukor founded Paramount Pictures
May 9, 1960 – The FDA approves the first birth-control pill
May 10, 1994 – Nelson Mandela is inaugurated
May 11, 1997 – Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov
May 12, 1967 – Pink Floyd performs the first quadraphonic concert
May 13, 1913 – Le Grand, the world’s first four-engine airplane, is flown 
May 14, 1973 – First U.S. space station is launched.
May 15, 1991 – Edith Cresson appointed French premier.
May 16, 1986 – Top Gun was released in America
May 17, 1954 –  U.S. Supreme Court outlaws racial segregation in schools
May 18, 1980 – Eruption of Mount St. Helens
May 19, 1935 – NFL begins annual draft of college players
May 20, 1862 – U.S. Homestead Act signed
May 21, 1927 – Lindbergh completes first solo transatlantic flight
May 22, 1972 – Richard Nixon visits Moscow
May 23, 1430 – Joan of Arc is captured
May 24, 1626 – Peter Minuit purchases Manhattan.
May 25, 1977 – Star Wars Episode IV is released in theaters.
May 26, 1897 – Bram Stoker publishes Dracula
May 27, 2016 – Barack Obama visits Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
May 28, 585 BC – Solar Eclipse ends Battle
May 29, 1953 – Mount Everest summit reached 
May 30, 1922 – The Lincoln Memorial is dedicated
May 31, 1977 – The Trans-Alaska Pipeline System is finished.

Fun Food Days:

National Wine Day, National Pizza Party Day, World Whisky Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Truffle Day, National Orange Juice Day, National Hoagie Day, National Beverage Day, International No Diet Day, National Homebrew Day

Celebrities Born in May:

Adele, Cam Newton, Megan Fox, Tim Mcgraw, Jamie Dornan, Wes Anderson, Dwayne Johnson, David Beckham, Donatella Versace, James Brown, Bing Crosby, Audrey Hepburn, Rory Mcilroy

List of May National Days:

May 1
Law Day
National Loyalty Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
Silver Star Service Banner Day
National School Principal’s Day
Purebred Dog Day
Lei Day
Executive Coaching Day
New Home Owner’s Day
School Bus Driver’s Day
International Worker’s Day
National Mother Goose Day
International Sunflower Guerrilla Garden Day

May 2
National Life Insurance Day
National Truffle Day

May 3
World Press Freedom Day
National San Architect Day
National Textiles Day
National Chocolate Custard Day
National Garden Meditation Day
National Lumpy Rug Day
National Paranormal Day
National Raspberry Popover Day
National Specially-Abled Pets Day
National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
Maker’s Day

May 4
National Candied Orange Peel Day
National Orange Juice Day
National Renewal Day
National Star Wars Day
National Weather Observer’s Day
Petite And Proud Day
Firefighters Day
Password Day
Bird Day

May 5
National Astronaut Day
National Cartoonists Day
Cinco De Mayo
National Hoagie Day
National Totally Chipotle Day

May 6
National Beverage Day
National Crepe Suzette Day
National Nurses Day
Free Comic Book Day
No Homework Day
Infidelity Hurts Awareness Day
International No Diet Day

May 7
National Barrier Awareness Day
National Packaging Design Day
National Paste-Up Day
National Roast Leg Of Lamb Day
National Homebrew Day

May 8
National Coconut Cream Pie Day
National Have A Coke Day
National Student Nurses Day
No Socks Day
Iris Day
Free Trade Day

May 9
National Butterscotch Brownie Day
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
National Moscato Day
National Public Gardens Day

May 10
National Lipid Day
National Shrimp Day
National Clean Up Your Room Day
Stay Up All Night
Donate A Days Wages To Charity Day
Windmill Day
Mother Ocean Day
Third Shift Workers Day
World Lupus Day
Receptionists Day

May 11
National Foam Rolling Day
National Twilight Zone Day
Eat What You Want Day
Root Canal Appreciation Day

May 12
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
National Limerick Day
National Nutty Fudge Day
National Odometer Day
International Nurses Day
One Day Without Shoes Day

May 13
National Crouton Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Frog Jumping Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
International Hummus Day
Top Gun Day
Leprechaun Day

May 14
National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
National Dance Like A Chicken Day
National Underground America Day

May 15
Straw Hat Day
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Nylon Stocking Day
Peace Officers Memorial Day
TSV Global Awareness Day

May 16
Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
National Biographer’s Day
National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
National Love A Tree Day
National Piercing Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Drawing Day
International Virtual Assistants Day
International Day Of Light

May 17
National Cherry Cobbler Day
National Pack Rat Day
National Walnut Day
World Information Society Day
World Baking Day
World Hypertension Day
International Minecraft Day

May 18
National Cheese Soufflé Day
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day
International Museum Day
Notebook Day
Hot Wheels Day

May 19
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
National May Ray Day
Endangered Species Day

May 20
National Be A Millionaire Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
World Whisky Day
Weights & Measures Day
World Bee Day

May 21
National American Red Cross Founder’s Day
National Memo Day
National Strawberries And Cream Day
National Waitstaff Day
Rapture And Judgement Day Party Day
I Need A Patch For That Day

May 22
National Buy A Musical Instrument Day
National Maritime Day
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Harvey Milk Day
World Goth Day
Accounting Day
International Sherlock Holmes Day
International Day For Biological Diversity

May 23
National Lucky Penny Day
National Taffy Day
Title Track Day
World Turtle Day

May 24
National Escargot Day
National Scavenger Hunt Day
Aviation Maintenance Technician Day DAY
Brother’s Day
National Tiara Day

May 25
National Brown-Bag It Day
National Missing Children’s Day
National Tap Dance Day
National Wine Day
Towel Day
Geek Pride Day

May 26
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
World Lindy Hop Day
Dracula Day
Earring Lover’s Day

May 27
National Cellophane Tape Day
National Grape Popsicle Day
Sunscreen Day

May 28
National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day
Amnesty International Day

May 29
National Coq Au Vin Day
National Paperclip Day
Learn About Composting Day
Biscuit Day
Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day

May 30
Jump Rope Day
Loomis Day
National Hole In My Bucket Day
National Mint Julep Day
National Water A Flower Day
National Nail Tech Day

May 31
Tulsa Race Massacre
National Autonomous Vehicle Day
National Macaroon Day
National Save Your Hearing Day
National Speak In Sentences Day
World No Tobacco Day