Holidays of MayMay 1.
- May Day (International)
- Green Corn Dance (Zuni) welcoming back the Corn Maidens, who flee the land during the Winter.
- International Workers Day. What May Day has become in many parts of the world, in Russia however they have taken to calling it Labor & Coming of Spring Day.
- Giorno dei Lavoratori (Italy)
- National Love Day (Czech Republic) Couples go to the memorial of the poet Karel Hynek Mácha in Prague and kiss.
- Lei Day (Hawaii)
- Second day of Labor Day (Bulgaria, Slovenia, & Romania)
- Teacher’s Day (Iran)
- Parkash (Sikh) Birth anniversary of noted Sikh leader.
- Rice Planting Festival (Shinto)
- World Press Freedom Day
- Holy Cross Day (Catholic)
- International Firefighters’ Day.
- Day in the Roman Empire on which an all-female festival was held in honor of Bona Dea.
- It was on this date that Manhattan Island is sold in exchange for $24 in beads & buttons in 1626. That’s the story anyway, but who used dollars as a designation of cost back then? Anyway the bit they always fail to add about this tale is that the fellow who took the beads & buttons didn’t even live on the Island (must of been from Jersey) and was just there to fish, no doubt he was glad to take it from the suckers however.
- Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)
- International Midwives Day
- International No Pants Day
- Free Comic Book Day (U.S., Canada, U.K.) At participating comic shops you can go in and get a free comic book as part of a multi nation promotion.
- Visakha Puja (Buddhist) Another day said to be the birthday of Buddha
- National Nurses Day (U.S)
- Corregidor Day (Philippines)
- Beverage Day (U.S.)
- National Prayer Day
- National Masturbation Day (U.S.) Either way a lot of people will be saying “oh god! Oh god!” today.
- Coca-Cola Day, invented in May of 1886 in Atlanta, GA Coke is 126 years old as of today.
- Parent’s Day (South Korea)
- V-E Day. Germany surrenders in 1945.
- Orgasm Day (Esperantina, Brazil) Started by the mayor of that town about three years ago when he read that only 28% of sexually active women have orgasms.
- Joan of Arc canonized 1920
- Day for Matsu, Goddess of the Sea (Taiwan)
- Akshaya Tritya(Hindu)
- Astronomy Day (U.S.)
- Tupperware Day, according to DuPont the bowl that goes "burp" is 66 years old today.
- Pentecost (Christian) It was on this day in 1659 that the Massachusetts Bay Colony banned the "pagan" holiday of Christmas.
- International Nurses Day, commemorating the birthday of Florence Nightingale in 1820.
- Mother's Day (International) though many countries have it on different day, this is the date of the original and the most widely used, you can also think of it as Christmas Eve for restaurants as they get the most business of the year this day
- Frog Jumping Day (Calaveras Country Cal,) From the story by Mark Twain, but god help you if PETA finds you feeding your frog buckshot these days!
- Leprechaun Day (U.S.) Like St. Paddies Day wasn’t enough?
- Carabao Festival (Spain)
- National Chocolate Chip Day (U.S.)
- It was during the ides of May that the Vestal virgins preformed rites to bless and entice the water for the coming Summer.
- Teacher’s Day (South Korea)
- Dia del Maestro "Teacher’s Day" (Mexico)
- Happy Birthday Mickey Mouse! 1928.
- International Pickle Day
- Wear Purple for Peace Day
- Teacher’s Day (Malaysia)
- International Day Against Homophobia or IDAHO.
- Senior Citizens Day (U.S.) and a day for senior citizens too!
- Armed Forces Day (U.S.)
- Pardon of the Singers (Britain)
- Feast of Aphrodite and Eros (Ancient Greek) From sundown till sundown tomorrow.
- Victoria Day (Canada)
- Immigrant Day (Canada)
- Heroes Day (Sri Lanka)
- First Reported modern sighting of the Lock Ness Monster (1933,) Whom some say is not a real living creature but is instead a shape shifting phantom that was released due to the activities of AleisterCrowley at his Scottish home of Boleskine on the shores of Lock Ness.
- Waisak Day (Indonesia) Day when the birth, death & enlightenment of Buddha is celebrated in Indonesia.
- Declaration of the Báb (Bahá’í Faith ) Starts at sundown yesterday,
- Citizens for Retiring the Penny.
- Defenestration of Prague (Prague, Poland)Defenestration is an almost forgotten word that means "the act of throwing something or someone out of a window," this day in Prague commemorates the day in 1618 when some royal officials were thrown out a window in a castle by some noblemen, but survived the fall by landing in a cart full of manure.
- Penny Day (U.S.) However some disagree. Their 2 cents... get rid of the penny
- National Escargot Day (U.S.)
- In 1977 the film Star Wars is released, as there are now more people in England saying they are Jedi than there are people saying they are Jewish, Buddhist or Sikh I guess that makes this a religious holiday.
- Happy Birthday Goofy! 1932.
- The National Day of Healing, formerly known as National Sorry Day (Australia)
- Pentecost (Christian)
- Shavuot (Jewish) Feast of First Fruits.
- Día de la Madre (Bolivia)
- Mors Dag (Sweden) both of which mean Mother's Day.
- Memorial Day (U.S.)
- National Hamburger Day (U.S.)
- Ascension of Baha’u’llah (Baha'i)
- Sacred Heart of Jesus (Catholic)
- The day in 1431 that Joan of Arc was burned at the stake
- National Macaroon Day (U.S.)
- International No Tobacco Day. Eat a macaroon instead, see... just trying to help.