Updated APRIL 2017

MAY


SPECIAL DAYS AND WEEKS IN THE U.S.A.
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MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH Military People
This month focuses on the history and recogniation of the United States Armed Forces.

NATIONAL BIKE MONTH Picture of Bicycle
The League of American Bicyclists promotes Bike-to-Work Week and other events.
Visit the National Bike Safety Network.
Print and complete a Bike Safety Word Search.

NATIONAL EGG MONTH Picture of an Egg
Information about National Egg Month.
The American Egg Board has information about eggs.
Get recipes, trivia, crafts, and information about eggs.

NATIONAL HAMBURGER MONTH Picture of a Hamburger
Learn all about the hamburger and their history. Recipes for all kinds of hamburgers

NATIONAL SALAD MONTH Picture of a Salad
The history of salads.
Recipes for all kinds of salads .

1 - EMPIRE STATE BUILDING COMPLETED Picture of Empire State Building
Information about the Empire State Building and its history.

1 - MOTHER GOOSE DAY Picture of Mother Goose
Find out just who Mother Goose was. Mother Goose activities.

1-7 - NATIONAL WILDFLOWER WEEK Picture of Field of Wildflowers
Information about wildflowers. Visit the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Choose a wildflower you would like to see.

1-7 - NATIONAL CHILDRENS BOOK WEEK Picture of Books
Activities and crafts for National Childrens Book Week.

2 - DEDICATION OF FDR MEMORIAL Picture of FDR Memorial
The FranklinDelano Roosevelt Memorial dedicated in on this day in 1997.
It traces 12 years of the history of the United States.

4 - NATIONAL WEATHER OBSERVERS DAY Picture of Weatherman
Crafts, games, and activities to celebrate National Weather Observers Day.

5 - CINCO DE MAYO Picture of Mexican Dancers
History of Cinco de Mayo. Foods of Mexico. .

5 - CARTOONIST DAY Picture of Cartoonist
Find out what a Cartoonist is.
A list of some wellknown Cartoonists.

6-12 - BE KIND TO ANIMALS WEEK Picture of words Be Kind to Animals
This week was established in 1915 by the American Humane Society.
Learn how to understand and appreciate animals.

7-13 - NATIONAL PET WEEK Picture of Pets
Information about National Pet Week motto is "Pets at Play Will Brighten Your Day".
Adopt a free virtual puppy or kitty.

8-12 - TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK Picture of Teacher
Teacher Appreciation Week was started by the National PTA.
The Tuesday of this week is National Teacher Day.

8 - ANNIVERSARY OF COCA-COLA Picture of Coke Bottle
On this day in 1886 the citizens of Atlanta first tasted Coca-Cola.
Visit The World of Coca-Cola located in that city.
Learn the history History and collecting of Coca-Cola.

14 - MOTHER'S DAY Words Happy Mothers Day
Mother's Day around the world. Crafts to make for mom.
Fun Facts and trivia about Mother's Day

11 - NATIONAL TRAIN DAY National Train Day
National Train Day was started by Amtrak in 2008
as a way to spread information about the advantages of rail travel
and the history of trains in the United States.
It is held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10th.

11 - ARMY WOMENS MUSEUM OPENED Army Women
The Army Womens Museum opened on this day in 2001. They have a special Kids Korner.

14-20 - NATIONAL POLICE WEEK Picture of Policeman
This week honors policemen with a Candlelight Vigil, Survivors Conference, and more.

14-20 - NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION WEEK Pictures of Transportation
Many states have special events during National Transportation Week.
Learn the history of this day.

13 - DEDICATION OF ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery was dedicated on this day in 1864.
The burial ground recognizes all the men and women who gave their all for their country.

13 - ANNIVERSARY OF FIRST PERFORMANCE OF NATIONAL MARCH Picture of animated Musical Notes
The National March of the United States is Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa.

15 - FIRST AIRMAIL SERVICE Pictures of Different types of transportation
History of airmail service. Visit the Airmail Stamp Museum.

17 - ANNIVERSARY OF KENTUCKY DERBY Picture of Horse
Learn the history of the Kentucky Derby. This year it will be held on May 6.

18 - INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY Words Museum, Museum, Museum
International Museum Day has been celebrated around this day since 1977. The theme this year is "Museums - Memory+Creativity=Social Change.
Choose from a list of museums around the world.

18 - ERUPTION OF MT. ST. HELENS Mt. St. Helens
Mt. St. Helens erupted on this day in 1980.
The creator of this website watched the mountain erupt.

20 - ANNIVERSARY OF NORMAN ROCKWELL'S FIRST POST COVER - 1916 Saturday Evening Post Cover
Information about Norman Rockwell. Visit the Norman Rockwell Museum.

20 - ANNIVERSARY OF LINDBERG'S FLIGHT Lindberg and plane
Information about Charles Lindberg and his non-stop flight across the Atlantic.

21-27 - NATIONAL MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK (EMS) Picture of EMS
This year the theme for National EMS Week is " "EMS STRONG: Always in Service""
Wednesday, May 22 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.
21 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN RED CROSS - 1881 Picture of Red Cross Logo
Information about the Red Cross. The Red Cross honors nurses with National Nurses Day/Week.

21 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Picture ofLibrary of Congress
Discover the stories of America's past at the Library of Congress.

21 - ARMED FORCES DAY Military People
Many nations celebrate Armed Forces Day on the 3rd Saturday in May including the United States.

24 - AMERICAN FROG DAY Picture of a frog
Information about American Frog Day.
Each year it is held at a different time and in a different place.
This year it is being held in Fremont, California.

24 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE HUBBLE TELESCOPE Picture of Hubble Telescope
Find out all about the Hubble Telescope and see where it is right now.

25 - ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO FIRST PUBLISHED Picture of Pinocchio
History of the Adventures of Pinocchio.

28 - INDIANAPOLIS 500 Picture of Indianapolis 50 Sign
The Indianapolis 500 is one of the greatest spectacles in racing.

29 - MEMORIAL DAY Picture of Flag and Cross
Information about Memorial Day including activities and poems. History of Memorial Day.

29 - WISCONSIN BECAME STATE Wisconsin Flag
On this day in 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state to join the union.

30 - ANNIVERSARY OF DEDICATION OF LINCOLN MEMORIAL Picture ofLincoln Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on this day in 1922 and presented to President Warren G. Harding.

31 - FIRST COPYRIGHT ACT Picture of Copyright Sign
On this day in 1790, President George Washington signed into law the first U.S. Copyright Act.

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