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Fun Facts: 
  • Don't forget May Day (5/1), a forgotten holiday which celebrates Spring and the coming of summer. 
  • Also, May 4th is Star Wars Day!  What's that, you say?  It's creation was a 'fluke' that took place in 2005.  A German news TV channel erroneously translated the phrase "May the force (fourth) be with you" to "We are with you on May 4th".  Someone declared it a National day although there is NO record of a presidential or congressional proclamation. But, the powers that be believe that if this error had not occured, someone, somewhere, would have initiated this day anyway, LOL.  Happy Earth Day to you all!
  • Lost Sock Day - you gotta look this one up on the May website, unbelievable.

More fun facts in the May calendar!

   
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May Day
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closeWednesday May 1, 2019
May Day
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Celebrates beginning of Spring and Summer forth coming
 
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Peggy ...
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closeThursday May 2, 2019
Peggy Dobosh (Dumas)'s birthday
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Star W...
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closeSaturday May 4, 2019
Star Wars Day
All day event
Erroneously created because of an announcement made by a German TV channel.  Based on the statement "May the force (or fourth) be with you".  Also known as Luke Skywalker Day.  It's never been presidentially or congressionally pronounced a 'national' day however.
 
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Cinco ...
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closeSunday May 5, 2019
Cinco de Mayo
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This day signifies the victory won on 5/5/1862 when Mexicans defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla.  
 
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Nation...
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closeTuesday May 7, 2019
National Teacher's Day
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Celebrated on Tuesday of the 1st full week of May.  Not actually a proclaimed national day, but has been deemed a day to celebrate the people who mold and influence our kids in a positive direction.  Our future is in their hands.
 
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VE Day...
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closeWednesday May 8, 2019
VE Day, WWII
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Victory in Europe (V-E day) was formed due to the defeat of the Nazi's on May 2 and unconditional surrender on May 7th.  Hitler slaughtered millions, then committing suicide in his bunker in Berlin.  Fun fact:   The original planned date for the celebration was 5/9/1945 but journalists caught wind of it, so the US and Britain moved the date up to 5/8. But Russia kept the original date of 5/9 to this day.  
 
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Lilac ...
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closeSunday May 12, 2019
Mother's Day (United States and Canada)
All day event
 
Lilac Sunday
All day event
Always celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May. Celebrates the popularity of the Lilac.  Second only to the Rose in fragrance, this flower was introduced in the US in the 1750's.
 
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Armed ...
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closeSaturday May 18, 2019
Armed Forces Day
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Created by Secretary of Defense, Louis Johnson on 8/31/1949, and proclaimed a National day by Harry Truman on 2/20/1950.  Fun facts:  See 31 other things that happened on this day in the past:  http://holidayinsights.com/history/history05.htm  (highligt link, right click, click on Go to:  )
 
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Sara P...
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closeSunday May 19, 2019
Sara Paden (Peterson)'s birthday
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Memori...
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closeMonday May 27, 2019
Memorial Day (United States)
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Need m...
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closeFriday May 31, 2019
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May Events
1 May, 2019
May Day
All day event
Celebrates beginning of Spring and Summer forth coming
 
2 May, 2019
Peggy Dobosh (Dumas)'s birthday
All day event
 
4 May, 2019
Star Wars Day
All day event
Erroneously created because of an announcement made by a German TV channel.  Based on the statement "May the force (or fourth) be with you".  Also known as Luke Skywalker Day.  It's never been presidentially or congressionally pronounced a 'national' day however.
 
5 May, 2019
Cinco de Mayo
All day event
This day signifies the victory won on 5/5/1862 when Mexicans defeated the French at the Battle of Puebla.  
 
7 May, 2019
National Teacher's Day
All day event
Celebrated on Tuesday of the 1st full week of May.  Not actually a proclaimed national day, but has been deemed a day to celebrate the people who mold and influence our kids in a positive direction.  Our future is in their hands.
 
8 May, 2019
VE Day, WWII
All day event
Victory in Europe (V-E day) was formed due to the defeat of the Nazi's on May 2 and unconditional surrender on May 7th.  Hitler slaughtered millions, then committing suicide in his bunker in Berlin.  Fun fact:   The original planned date for the celebration was 5/9/1945 but journalists caught wind of it, so the US and Britain moved the date up to 5/8. But Russia kept the original date of 5/9 to this day.  
 
12 May, 2019
Mother's Day (United States and Canada)
All day event
 
12 May, 2019
Lilac Sunday
All day event
Always celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May. Celebrates the popularity of the Lilac.  Second only to the Rose in fragrance, this flower was introduced in the US in the 1750's.
 
18 May, 2019
Armed Forces Day
All day event
Created by Secretary of Defense, Louis Johnson on 8/31/1949, and proclaimed a National day by Harry Truman on 2/20/1950.  Fun facts:  See 31 other things that happened on this day in the past:  http://holidayinsights.com/history/history05.htm  (highligt link, right click, click on Go to:  )
 
19 May, 2019
Sara Paden (Peterson)'s birthday
All day event
 
27 May, 2019
Memorial Day (United States)
All day event
 
31 May, 2019
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If you're looking for something to do and want to learn more fun facts about the month of May and what people have found to celebrate many individual days, click on this link:

http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreholidays/may.htm
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