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May 2016 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for May 2016!

Holiday links will bring you to either a thematic unit at Apples4theteacher.com or another website that offers more information about the holiday. Being creative in your teaching makes learning fun.

Some holidays have nothing to do with teaching. We just think they're crazy and fun. That's because we realize our teachers need a life too - so celebrate !

For Apples4theTeacher.com links, you may find the following teacher resources: information about the holiday or occasion, thematic book lists, short stories, poetry, worksheets and other printables, craft ideas, recipes, articles of interest, songs and plays. Holiday kid activities include: interactive coloring pages, jigsaw puzzles, scramblers and interactive games. Use the children's activities to integrate literacy. Coloring pages can be used as story starters or journal pages. Word search games can be used to introduce vocabulary and dictionary skills.

Below you will find events and holidays for May 2016 broken down by day. Weekly and monthly observances can be found toward the bottom of the page.

NOTE: As new thematic units are added on the website, links will be updated.

May Graduation (This day floats depending on individual school calendars)

May 1, 2016 - Sunday

05/01 Batman Day  Link *
05/01 Bats Day: 5/29 - 05/31 Link varies
05/01 Executive Coaching Day  Link *
05/01 Hawaiian Lei Day  Link *
05/01 Keep Kids Alive! Drive 25 Day  Link *
05/01 Loyalty Day  Link *
05/01 May Day Link *
05/01 Mother Goose Day Link *
05/01 Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of The Bikes Day  Link 1st Sunday
05/01 National Chocolate Parfait Day Link *
05/01 National Infertility Survival Day  Link 1st Sunday
05/01 New Homeowner's Day  Link *
05/01 School Principals' Day  Link *
05/01 Stepmother's Day  Link Sunday after Mothers Day

May 2, 2016 - Monday

05/02 Brothers and Sisters Days Link *
05/02 Melanoma Monday  Link 1st Monday
05/02 National Play Your Ukulele Day  Link *
05/02 World Laughter Day  Link 1st Monday

May 3, 2016 - Tuesday

05/03 Garden Meditation Day  Link *
05/03 Lumpy Rug Day  Link *
05/03 National Teacher Day Link 1st Tuesday of the First Full Week
05/03 National Two Different Colored Shoes Day  Link *
05/03 Paranormal Day  Link *
05/03 World Asthma Day  Link 1st Tuesday
05/03 World Press Freedom Day  Link *

May 4, 2016 - Wednesday

05/04 Bird Day Link *
05/04 Great American Grump Out  Link 1st Wednesday
05/04 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy  Link 1st Wednesday
05/04 Respect for Chickens Day  Link *
05/04 Star Wars Day  Link *

May 5, 2016 - Thursday

05/05 Cartoonists Day  Link *
05/05 Childhood Stroke Awareness Day  Link *
05/05 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day  Link Thursday
05/05 Cinco de Mayo Link *
05/05 International Midwives' Day  Link *
05/05 Isra Al Mí Raj  Link 27th day of Rajab
05/05 National Day of Prayer  Link 1st Thursday
05/05 National Day of Reason  Link 1st Thursday
05/05 Totally Chipotle Day  Link *
05/05 Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Link varies

May 6, 2016 - Friday

05/06 Ascension Day Link 40 days after Easter
05/06 Child Care Provider Day  Link Friday before Mother's Day
05/06 Joseph Brackett Day  Link *
05/06 Military Spouse Appreciation Day  Link Friday before Mother's Day
05/06 No Diet Day  Link *
05/06 No Homework Day  Link *
05/06 No Pants Day  Link 1st Friday
05/06 Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day  Link *
05/06 Phases of the Moon - New Moon Link varies
05/06 Space Day  Link 1st Friday
05/06 Tuba Day  Link 1st Friday

May 7, 2016 - Saturday

05/07 Birthmother's Day  Link Saturday before Mother's Day
05/07 Bladder Cancer Awareness Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/07 Free Comic Book Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/07 Join Hands Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/07 Kentucky Derby  Link Always first Saturday
05/07 National Babysitters Day  Link Saturday before Mother's Day
05/07 National Homebrew Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/07 National Scrapbooking Day  Link 1st Saturday

May 8, 2016 - Sunday

05/08 Harry Truman 1884  Link *
05/08 Mother's Day Link 2nd Sunday
05/08 No Socks Day  Link *
05/08 V E Day  Link *
05/08 World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day  Link *

May 9, 2016 - Monday

05/09 National Women's Check-up Day Link 2nd Monday
05/09 Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day Link *

May 10, 2016 - Tuesday

05/10 World Lupus Day  Link *

May 11, 2016 - Wednesday

05/11 Donate A Day's Wages To Charity  Link 2nd Wednesday
05/11 Eat What You Want Day  Link *
05/11 Minnesota Statehood 1858  Link *
05/11 National Night Shift Workers Day  2nd Wednesday
05/11 National School Nurse Day  Link Wed during Nat'l Nurses Week
05/11 Receptionists Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
05/11 Yom HaZikaron  Link  

May 12, 2016 - Thursday

05/11 Donate A Day's Wages To Charity  Link 2nd Wednesday
05/11 Eat What You Want Day  Link *
05/11 Minnesota Statehood 1858  Link *
05/11 National Night Shift Workers Day  2nd Wednesday
05/11 National School Nurse Day  Link Wed during Nat'l Nurses Week
05/11 Receptionists Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
05/11 Yom HaZikaron  Link  

May 13, 2016 - Friday

05/13 Frog Jumping Day  Link *
05/13 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter Link varies

May 14, 2016 - Saturday

05/14 Buddha born 563 BC Link
05/14 Doo Dah Day  Link varies
05/14 International Migratory Bird Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/14 Letter Carriers' Food Drive Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/14 National Chicken Dance Day  Link *
05/14 National Miniature Golf Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/14 National Windmill Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/14 Underground America Day  Link *
05/14 Windmill Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/14 World Belly Dance Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/14 World Fair Trade Day  Link 2nd Saturday

May 15, 2016 - Sunday

05/15 International Day of Families  Link *
05/15 National Chocolate Chip Day  Link *
05/15 National Safety Dose Day  Link *
05/15 Peace Officer Memorial Day  Link *
05/15 Pentecost  Link Sunday, May 15, 2016
05/15 Straw Hat Day  Link *
05/15 Whit Sunday  Link Sunday, May 15, 2016

May 16, 2016 - Monday

05/16 Biographer's Day  Link *
05/16 National Sea Monkey Day  Link *
05/16 Whit Monday  Link 50 days after Easter

May 17, 2016 - Tuesday

05/17 Syttende Mai  Link *
05/17 World Hypertension Day  Link *
05/17 World Information Society Day  Link *
05/17 World Telecommunications Day  Link *

May 18, 2016 - Wednesday

05/18 HIV Vaccine Awareness Day  Link *
05/18 International Museum Day  Link *
05/18 National Employee Health & Fitness Day  Link 3rd Wednesday
05/18 Visit Your Relatives Day  Link *

May 19, 2016 - Thursday

05/19 Boys Club Day  Link *
05/19 May Ray Day  Link *
05/19 National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day  Link *

May 20, 2016 - Friday

05/20 Eliza Doolittle Day  Link *
05/20 Endangered Species Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/20 International Virtual Assistants Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/20 NASCAR Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/20 National Bike to Work Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/20 National Defense Transportation Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/20 Weights & Measures Day  Link *

May 21, 2016 - Saturday

05/21 American Red Cross Founder's Day  Link *
05/21 Armed Forces Day  Link 3rd Saturday
05/21 End of the World or Rapture Party Day (Prediction)  Link *
05/21 National Wait Staff Day  Link *
05/21 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon Link varies
05/21 Preakness Stakes  Link 3rd Saturday
05/21 Sister Maria Hummel Day  Link *
05/21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development  Link *

May 22, 2016 - Sunday

05/22 Declaration of the Bab Day  Link *
05/22 International Day for Biological Diversity  Link *
05/22 National Maritime Day  Link *

May 23, 2016 - Monday

05/23 National Taffy Day  Link *
05/23 So. Carolina Statehood 1788  Link *
05/23 Victoria Day  Link Monday preceding May 25
05/23 World Crohn's and Colitis Day  Link *
05/23 World Turtle Day  Link *

May 24, 2016 - Tuesday

05/24 International Tiara Day  Link *

May 25, 2016 - Wednesday

05/25 National Senior Health & Fitness Day  Link Last Wednesday
05/25 National Tap Dance Day  Link *
05/25 Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day  Link *
05/25 Towel Day  Link *

May 26, 2016 - Thursday

05/26 World Lindy Hop Day Link *

May 27, 2016 - Friday

05/27 Cellophane Tape Day  Link *
05/27 National Wig Out Day  Link Always Fri. before Memorial Day

May 28, 2016 - Saturday

05/28 Jenkins Ear Day 1731 Link last Sat in May

May 29, 2016 - Sunday

05/29 Indianapolis 500  Link Sunday of Memorial Weekend
05/29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers  Link *
05/29 John Kennedy Bday 1917  Link *
05/29 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies
05/29 Rhode Island Statehood 1790  Link *
05/29 Wisconsin Statehood 1848  Link *

May 30, 2016 - Monday

05/30 Loomis Day  Link *
05/30 Memorial Day Link Observed. Traditionally on 30th

May 31, 2016 - Tuesday

05/31 What You Think Upon Grows Day  Link *
05/31 World No-Tobacco Day  Link *

* The holiday is celebrated on the same day each year.

Weekly Holidays and Observances

05/01 - 05/07 Children's Mental Health Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 Choose Privacy Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 Drinking Water Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 Goodwill Industries Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 NAOSH Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 National Correctional Officer's Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 National Pet Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 National Postcard Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 National Small Business Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 National Tourism Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 North American Occupational Safety & Health Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 Public Service Recognition Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 Teacher Appreciation Week Link
05/01 - 05/07 Update Your References Week Link
05/02 - 05/08 Children's Book Week Link
05/02 - 05/08 National Wildflower Week Link
05/02 - 05/09 PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Link
05/06 - 05/07 Kentucky Derby Week Link
05/06 - 05/12 National Nurses Day and Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 Be Kind To Animals Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 National Food Allergy Awareness Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 National Hospital Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 National Nursing Home Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 National Police Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 National Women's Health Week Link
05/08 - 05/14 Reading is Fun Week
05/08 - 05/14 Salute to Moms 35+ Week
05/09 - 05/13 National Etiquette Week
05/09 - 05/13 National Stuttering Awareness Week Link
05/11 - 05/22 World Trade Week Link
05/15 - 05/21 EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week Link
05/15 - 05/21 National Dog Bite Prevention Week Link
05/15 - 05/21 National Medical Transcription Week Link
05/15 - 05/21 National New Friends, Old Friends Week Link
05/15 - 05/21 National Transportation Week Link
05/16 - 05/22 American Craft Beer Week Link
05/16 - 05/20 National Bike to Work Week Link
05/21 - 05/27 National Safe Boating Week Link
05/22 - 05/28 Hurricane Preparedness Week Link
05/23 - 05/30 National Backyard Games Week

Monthly Holidays and Observances

ALS Awareness Month (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's Disease) Link
American Wetlands Month Link
Arthritis Awareness Month Link
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Link
Awareness of Medical Orphans Month Link
Better Hearing & Speech Month Link
Borderline Personality Disorder Month Link
Brain Tumor Awareness Month Link
Celiac Awareness Month Link
Clean Air Month Link
EcoDriving Month Link
Family Wellness Month Link
Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month Link
Freedom Shrine Month Link
Get Caught Reading Month  Link
Gifts From The Garden Month Link
Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month Link
Grapefruit and Kiwi Month Link
Haitian Heritage Month Link
Heal the Children Month Link
Healthy Vision Month Link
Huntington's Disease Awareness Month Link
International Audit Awareness Month Link
International Business Image Improvement Month Link
International Civility Awareness Month Link
International Victorious Woman Month Link
Jewish-American Heritage Month Link
Lupus Awareness Month Link
Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month Link
Motorcycle Safety Month Link
National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month Link
National Barbecue Month Link
National Better Hearing Month Link
National Bike Month Link
National Egg Month Link
National Family Month Link
National Foster Care Month Link
National Good Car Keeping Month Link
National Hamburger Month Link
National Hepatitis Awareness Month Link
National Inventors Month Link
National Mental Health Month Link
National Military Appreciation Month Link
National Moving Month Link
National Osteoporosis Prevention Month Link
National Photo Month Link
National Physical Fitness & Sports Month Link
National Physiotherapy Month Link
National Preservation Month Link
National Salad Month Link
National Salsa Month (the food) Link
National Smile Month Link
National Stroke Awareness Month Link
National Vinegar Month Link
National Youth Traffic Safety Month Link
Neurofibromatosis Awareness Month Link
Older Americans Month Link
Revise Your Work Schedule Month Link
Skin Cancer Awareness Month Link
Strike Out Strokes Month Link
Sweet Vidalia Onions Month Link
Teen CEO Month Link
Tennis Month Link
Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month Link
Ultraviolet Awareness Month Link
World Lyme Disease Awareness Month Link
 

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