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MAY IS:

VARIABLE DATE EVENTS

DAYS

  • Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice (May 8, 2015 - 2nd Fri) Whale Times & Shark Research Institute
  • Food Revolution Day (May 15, 2015)  A global campaign to put practical food education on the school curriculum.
  • Lemonade Day  (May 3, 2015) To empower today’s youth to become tomorrow’s entrepreneurs through helping them start, own and operate their very own business…a lemonade stand (http://lemonadeday.org/ )
  • Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive
    (May 9, 2015) Since 1993, on the 2nd Saturday in May letter carriers across the nation collect nonperishable food items left by mailboxes.
  • Memorial Day (last Mon - May 25, 2015) Pay tribute to the U.S. men and women who died during military service. Please observe a minute of silence at 3:00 p.m., local time
  • Mother’s Day (May 10, 2015 - 2nd Sunday in May)
  • National Aperitif Day: May 21, 2015 - 3rd Thursday (declared annually in press release by Maison Lillet, the celebrated vintner in Bordeaux)
  • National Herb Day (May 2, 2015 - 1st Sat in May)
  • National Home Brew Day (May 2, 2015 - 1st Sat. in May) American Homebrewers Association
  • National Pizza Party Day (May 15, 2015 - 3rd Fri)
  • School Lunch Hero Day (May 1, 2015)
    [School Nutrition Association] The day aims to showcase the ways in which school nutrition professionals make a difference for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
  • World Fair Trade Day (May 9, 2015 - 2nd Sat in May) World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) a day to promote Fair Trade as a tangible contribution to the fight against poverty, climate change and the economic crisis that has the greatest impact on the world’s most vulnerable populations.
  • UK: Cornish Potato Day (May 29, 2014)
  • Netherlands: National Mill Day (May 9-10, 2015 - 2nd Sat) On this day 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors.

WEEKS

  • American Craft Beer Week (May 11-17, 2015) Brewers Association
  • Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16, 2015)
  • International Pickle Week  (May 14-25, 2015 - 10 days in last 2 weeks of May). Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions.
  • National Carp Week (?)
  • National Emu Week (May 2-10, 2015 - 1st Sat thru 2nd Sun) American Emu Association (www.aea-emu.org)
  • National Herb Week (May 4-10, 2015 - week before Mother’s Day) International Herb Association [www.iherb.org/hoy.htm ]
  • National Raisin Week (May 3-9, 2015 - 1st full week in May) Origin uncertain.
  • National Women’s Health Week (May 10-16, 2015) begins on Mother’s Day
  • School Nutrition Employee Week (May 4-8, 2015)
  • Stewardship Week - April 26-May 3, 2015 (last Sun in April to 1st Sun in May) [National Association of Conservation Districts] To encourage conserving natural resources for our future.
  • World Fair Trade Week (May 23-31, 2015) A biennial event initiated by the World Fair Trade Organization (wfto.com)
  • World Trade Week  (May 17-23, 2015) Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week.
  • UK: British Sandwich Week (May 10-16, 2015) The British Sandwich Association
  • UK: British Tomato Week (May 18-24, 2015 - 3rd week) British Tomato Growers’ Association
  • UK: Coffee Week (May 4-10, 2015 - Can be in April or May)
  • UK: English Wine Week (May 23-31, 2015)
  • UK: National BBQ Week (May 25-31, 2015) 
    [www.nationalbbqweek.co.uk/ ]
  • UK: National Doughnut Week  (May 9-16, 2015) participating bakers across the UK will be helping to raise money for The Children's Trust by donating money for every doughnut they sell.
  • UK: National Vegetarian Week (May 18-24, 2015) The Vegetarian Society
  • UK: Real Bread Week (May 9-15, 2015)

    May is a popular month for Food & Wine Festivals
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