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May Holidays in 2013
Long list of May holidays and special days celebrated in 2013.

By popular request, here is a long list of all of the special days celebrated in May 2013. If you prefer, you can explore May's special days by date. If you are interested in free, printable calendars, you can find them on this page. If you want to be one of the first to know when more holidays and other craft projects are posted, take a few moments to sign up for the Family Crafts Newsletter.

Month Long Observances

Week Long Observances

  • 1st Week - National Postcard Week

  • 1st Week -Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 2nd Week - National Pet Week
    Check out my page for this special day.

  • 2nd Week - National Police Week
    Celebrate in whichever week has May 15th.

  • 2nd Week - Stuttering Awareness Week

  • Last Week - National Backyard Games Week
    Last full week before Memorial Day.

May 1st

  • Hawaiian Lei Day

  • Mother Goose Day
    Check out my page for this special day!

  • May Day
    Check out my page for this special day!

  • Worthy Wage Day
    For child care providers.

May 2nd

  • Dr. Benjamin Spock's Birthday
    Born in 1903.

  • Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Called Yom Hashoah.

  • National Truffles Day

May 3rd

May 4th

May 5th

  • Children's Day
    In Japan.

  • Cinco De Mayo
    Check out my page for this special day!

May 6th

May 7th

May 8th

May 9th

  • Lost Sock Memorial Day

  • First Newspaper Cartoon
    In the USA in 1754.

  • Peter Pan Day
    James Matthew Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, was born on May 9, 1860, in Scotland.

May 10th

May 11th

May 12th

  • International Nurses Day

  • Kite Day
    Check out my page for this special day!

  • Limerick Day

  • Mother's Day
    Second Sunday of May. Check out my page for this special day!

May 13th

  • Tulip Day

May 14th

May 15th

  • Aoi Festival
    Celebrated in Japan.

  • L.F. Baum's Birthday
    Author of The Wizard of Oz - born in 1856.

  • National Chocolate Chip Day

May 16th

May 17th

May 18th

May 19th

  • Armed Forces Day
    The third Saturday of May.

  • Circus Day
    The Ringling Brother's Circus opened in 1884. Check out my page for this special day!

  • Peace Day
    Third Sunday in May.

May 20th

May 21st

May 22nd

  • Buy-A-Musical Instrument Day

May 23rd

  • Penny Day

May 24th

  • First Morse Code Message Sent
    Sent from Washington DC to Baltimore in 1844.

May 25th

May 26th

May 27th

  • Golden Gate Bridge Opens
    In 1937.

  • Masking Tape Patented
    In 1930.

May 28th

May 29th

  • John F. Kennedy's Birthday
    Born in 1917.

  • Paper Clip Day

May 30th

  • Hole in My Bucket Day

  • Compact Disc Birthday
    In 1848 by William Young.

  • Ice Cream Freezer Patented
    In 1848 by William Young.

  • Memorial Day
    While officially Memorial Day is May 30th, it is observed on the last Monday of May, which is the 27th in 2013.

May 31st

| May Special Days By Date | Printable Calendars | Main Special Days Page |

This information is correct to the best of my knowledge. These dates are collected from many online and offline resources. Please do not email me asking me for more info about a date - All the information I have is posted here.

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