Movable May Events
• National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week (third Friday in May and week thereof) pp
• Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day (last Monday in May) pp
• Mothers Day - Mothers Day is always (second Sunday in May). Here are the movable dates for the next few years. May 10, 2009 -- May 9, 2010 -- May 8, 2011.pp • Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday that is observed on the last Monday of May.
• National Backyard Games week (Last full week before Memorial Day.)
• Surgical Technologist Week (Always the week with the 3rd Sunday)
• Police Week (Full Week including May 15th)
• Eastern Christianity celebrates Easter on a Sunday between April 4 and May 8.
• On the full moon of May, Vesak is celebrated in many southeast Asian countries; it commemorates Siddhartha Gautama.
• In Canada, Victoria Day is observed on the Monday on or before May 24. In Quebec, it is known as Patriots Day.
First or second Friday
• In the United States, Military Spouse Day is observed on the Friday preceding Mother's Day.
• In Kentucky, United States, the Kentucky Derby
• Is Mother's Day in Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.
• World Fair Trade Day is celebrated.
Third Saturday is the Preakness, second jewel in the triple crown of horse racing. Last Monday
• In the United States, Memorial Day, a public holiday, is on May 30, but observed on the last Monday in May.
• Is Mother's Day in Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia.
• Is Children's Day in Hungary.