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May 2018 HolidaysTeachers - check out our fun holidays and occasions for May 2018!

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 2018 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, 2018 - Tuesday

05/01 Batman 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 National Chocolate Parfait Day Link *
05/01 New Homeowner's Day  Link *
05/01 School Principals' Day  Link *
05/01 World Asthma Day  Link 1st Tuesday

May 2, 2018 - Wednesday

05/02 Brothers and Sisters Days Link *
05/02 National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy  Link 1st Wednesday
05/02 National Play Your Ukulele Day  Link *

May 3, 2018 - Thursday

05/03 Garden Meditation Day  Link *
05/03 Lumpy Rug Day  Link *
05/03 National Day of Prayer  Link 1st Thursday
05/03 National Day of Reason  Link 1st Thursday
05/03 National Two Different Colored Shoes Day  Link *
05/03 Paranormal Day  Link *
05/03 World Press Freedom Day  Link *

May 4, 2018 - Friday

05/04 Bird Day Link *
05/04 No Pants Day  Link 1st Friday
05/04 Respect for Chickens Day  Link *
05/04 Space Day  Link 1st Friday
05/04 Star Wars Day  Link *
05/04 Tuba Day  Link 1st Friday

May 5, 2018 - Saturday

05/05 Bats Day: 05/05 - 05/06 Link varies
05/05 Bladder Cancer Awareness Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/05 Cartoonists Day  Link *
05/05 Childhood Stroke Awareness Day  Link *
05/05 Cinco de Mayo Link *
05/05 Free Comic Book Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/05 International Midwives' Day  Link *
05/05 Join Hands Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/05 Kentucky Derby  Link Always first Saturday
05/05 National Homebrew Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/05 National Scrapbooking Day  Link 1st Saturday
05/05 Totally Chipotle Day  Link *

May 6, 2018 - Sunday

05/06 Joseph Brackett Day  Link *
05/06 Motorcycle Mass & Blessing of The Bikes Day  Link 1st Sunday
05/06 National Infertility Survival Day  Link 1st Sunday
05/06 No Diet Day  Link *
05/06 No Homework Day  Link *
05/06 Nurses Day or National RN Recognition Day  Link *

May 7, 2018 - Monday

05/07 Melanoma Monday  Link 1st Monday
05/07 World Laughter Day  Link 1st Monday

May 8, 2018 - Tuesday

05/08 Harry Truman 1884  Link *
05/08 National Teacher Day Link 1st Tuesday of the First Full Week
05/08 No Socks Day  Link *
05/08 Phases of the Moon - Last Quarter Link varies
05/08 V E Day  Link *
05/08 World Red Cross / Red Crescent Day  Link *

May 9, 2018 - Wednesday

05/09 Donate A Day's Wages To Charity  Link 2nd Wednesday
05/09 National Night Shift Workers Day  Link 2nd Wednesday
05/09 National School Nurse Day  Link Wed during Nat'l Nurses Week
05/09 Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day Link *
05/09 Receptionists Day  Link 2nd Wednesday

May 10, 2018 - Thursday

05/10 Ascension Day Link 40 days after Easter
05/10 Children's Mental Health Awareness Day  Link 1st Thursday of full week
05/10 World Lupus Day  Link *

May 11, 2018 - Friday

05/11 Child Care Provider Day  Link Friday before Mother's Day
05/11 Eat What You Want Day  Link *
05/11 Military Spouse Appreciation Day  Link Friday before Mother's Day
05/11 Minnesota Statehood 1858  Link *

May 12, 2018 - Saturday

05/12 Birthmother's Day  Link Saturday before Mother's Day
05/12 International Migratory Bird Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/12 Letter Carriers' Food Drive Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/12 Limerick Day  Link *
05/12 National Babysitters Day  Link Saturday before Mother's Day
05/12 National Miniature Golf Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/12 National Nutty Fudge Day  Link *
05/12 National Windmill Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/12 Odometer Day  Link *
05/12 Windmill Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/12 World Belly Dance Day  Link 2nd Saturday
05/12 World Fair Trade Day  Link 2nd Saturday

May 13, 2018 - Sunday

05/13 Frog Jumping Day  Link *
05/13 Mother's Day Link 2nd Sunday

May 14, 2018 - Monday

05/14 National Chicken Dance Day  Link *
05/14 National Women's Check-up Day Link Monday of 2nd full week
05/14 Underground America Day  Link *

May 15, 2018 - Tuesday

05/15 International Day of Families  Link *
05/15 National Chocolate Chip Day  Link *
05/15 Peace Officer Memorial Day  Link *
05/15 Phases of the Moon - New Moon Link varies
05/15 Straw Hat Day  Link *

May 16, 2018 - Wednesday

05/16 Biographer's Day  Link *
05/16 National Employee Health & Fitness Day  Link 3rd Wednesday
05/16 National Sea Monkey Day  Link *
05/16 Ramadan (05/16 - 06/14) Link varies

May 17, 2018 - Thursday

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, 2018 - Friday

05/18 Endangered Species Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/18 International Museum Day  Link *
05/18 International Virtual Assistants Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/18 National Bike to Work Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/18 National Defense Transportation Day  Link 3rd Friday
05/18 National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day  Link *
05/18 Visit Your Relatives Day  Link *

May 19, 2018 - Saturday

05/19 Armed Forces Day  Link 3rd Saturday
05/19 Boys Club Day  Link *
05/19 Doo Dah Day  Link varies
05/19 Hepatitis Testing Day Link *
05/19 May Ray Day  Link *
05/19 National Asian & Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day  Link *
05/19 Preakness Stakes  Link 3rd Saturday
05/19 Shavuot (05/19 - 05/21) Link

May 20, 2018 - Sunday

05/20 Eliza Doolittle Day  Link *
05/20 Pentecost  Link
05/20 Stepmother's Day  Link Sunday after Mothers Day
05/20 Weights & Measures Day  Link *
05/20 Whit Sunday  Link

May 21, 2018 - Monday

05/21 American Red Cross Founder's Day  Link *
05/21 Buddha born 563 BC Link
05/21 End of the World or Rapture Party Day (Prediction)  Link *
05/21 National Wait Staff Day  Link *
05/21 Sister Maria Hummel Day  Link *
05/21 Victoria Day  Link Monday preceding May 25
05/21 Whit Monday  Link 50 days after Easter
05/21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development  Link *

May 22, 2018 - Tuesday

05/22 Declaration of the Bab Day  Link *
05/22 International Day for Biological Diversity  Link *
05/22 National Maritime Day  Link *
05/22 Phases of the Moon - First Quarter Link varies

May 23, 2018 - Wednesday

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

May 24, 2018 - Thursday

05/24 International Tiara Day  Link *

May 25, 2018 - Friday

05/25 National Tap Dance Day  Link *
05/25 National Wig Out Day  Link Always Fri. before Memorial Day
05/25 Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day  Link *
05/25 Towel Day  Link *

May 26, 2018 - Saturday

05/26 Jenkins Ear Day 1731 Link last Sat in May
05/26 World Lindy Hop Day Link *

May 27, 2018 - Sunday

05/27 Cellophane Tape Day  Link *
05/27 Indianapolis 500  Link Sunday of Memorial Weekend

May 28, 2018 - Monday

05/28 Memorial Day Link Observed. Traditionally on 30th

May 29, 2018 - Tuesday

05/29 International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers  Link *
05/29 John Kennedy Bday 1917  Link *
05/29 Phases of the Moon - Full Moon Link varies
05/29 Rhode Island Statehood 1790  Link *
05/29 Wisconsin Statehood 1848  Link *

May 30, 2018 - Wednesday

05/30 Loomis Day  Link *
05/30 National Senior Health & Fitness Day  Link Last Wednesday

May 31, 2018 - Thursday

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

Children's Mental Health Week Link
Choose Privacy Week Link
Drinking Water Week Link
Goodwill Industries Week Link
NAOSH Week Link
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week Link
National Correctional Officer's Week Link
National Pet Week Link
National Postcard Week Link
National Small Business Week Link
National Tourism Week Link
North American Occupational Safety & Health Week Link
Public Service Recognition Week Link
Teacher Appreciation Week Link
Update Your References Week Link
Children's Book Week Link
National Wildflower Week Link
PTA Teacher Appreciation Week Link
Kentucky Derby Week Link
National Nurses Day and Week Link
Be Kind To Animals Week Link
National Food Allergy Awareness Week Link
National Hospital Week Link
National Nursing Home Week Link
National Police Week Link
National Women's Health Week Link
Reading is Fun Week
Salute to Moms 35+ Week
National Etiquette Week
National Stuttering Awareness Week Link
World Trade Week Link
EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week Link
National Dog Bite Prevention Week Link
National Medical Transcription Week Link
National New Friends, Old Friends Week Link
National Transportation Week Link
American Craft Beer Week Link
National Bike to Work Week Link
National Safe Boating Week Link
Hurricane Preparedness Week Link
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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