Some events during the month
A couple of favorites of mine on May 15th & May 23rd
🔸 1st May 2021 – May Day
May Day is an ancient spring festival, traditionally celebrated with maypole dancing.
🔸 3rd May 2021 – May Day Bank Holiday
A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.
🔸 3rd May to 9th May 2021 – National Sun Awareness Week
Raising awareness of the dangers of excessive sun exposure and how to avoid sunburn and skin cancers.
🔸 3rd May to 9th May 2021 – Screen-Free Week
Annual event to encourage us to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.
🔸 3rd May 2021 – International Gilbert & Sullivan Day
Celebrating the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, on the birthday of the man who brought them together, Richard D’Oyly Carte.
🔸 3rd May 2021 – World Laughter Day
The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for World Peace and it builds up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.
🔸 4th May 2021 – Star Wars Day
May The Fourth Be With You!
🔸 5th May 2021 – Cinco De Mayo
Celebration of Mexican culture to commemorate the Mexican Army’s unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. It has now become a more general celebration of Mexican culture.
🔸 5th May 2021 – National Bike to School Day
Strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year’s Bike to School Day.
🔸 8th May 2021 – World Fair Trade Day
A worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade’s contribution to sustainable development, and the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality and responsible production.
🔸 9th May 2021 – Mother’s Day (US)
Let your Mom know how much you love her on her special day
🔸 12th May 2021 – International Nurses Day
Held on the birthday of Florence Nightingale to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.
🔸 15th May 2021 – World Whisky Day 🥃
🔸 16th May 2021 – National Children’s Day UK
National Children’s Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and protecting the rights and freedoms of children so that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.
🔸 17th May to 21st May 2021 – Walk To School Week
Annual event to encourage children and their parents to walk to school, organised by Living Streets.
🔸 19th May 2021 – National Numeracy Day
An annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and will bring together individuals, employers, educators and influencers to improve numeracy.
🔸 20th May 2021 – World Bee Day 🐝
The purpose of World Bee Day is to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development.
🔸 22nd May 2021 – International Day for Biological Diversity
United Nations sponsored international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues.
🔸 23rd May 2021 – World Turtle Day 🐢
World Turtle Day’s aim is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.
🔸 25th May 2021 – Towel Day
In memory of Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams.
🔸 25th May 2021 – Africa Day
The annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963.
🔸 29th May 2021 – Oakapple Day
Also known as Restoration Day, it is a traditional English celebration of the restoration of the monachy in 1660, following the death of Oliver Cromwell.
🔸 29th May 2021 – Elmer Day
A celebration of reading, of elephants and of accepting yourself and others, just like Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, star of the Elmer books by David McKee.
🔸 31st May 2021 – Spring Bank Holiday Monday
A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.