See FOOD FESTIVALS for May
VARIABLE DATE EVENTS
- Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice (May 11, 2018 - 2nd Fri) [Whale Times & Shark Research Institute]
- Lemonade Day (May 6, 2018 - 1st Sun) 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 12, 2018) 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 28, 2018) 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 13, 2018 - 2nd Sunday in May)
- National Aperitif Day: May 17, 2018 - 3rd Thursday (declared annually in press release by [Maison Lillet], the celebrated vintner in Bordeaux)
- National Herb Day (May 5, 2018 - 1st Sat in May)
[Herb Day Coalition]
- National Home Brew Day (May 5, 2018 - 1st Sat. in May) [American Homebrewers Association]
- National Pizza Party Day (May 18, 2018 - 3rd Fri)
- School Lunch Hero Day (May 4, 2018)
[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 12, 2018 - 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.
- World Whisky Day (May 19, 2018 - 3rd Sat)
[Hot Rum Cow magazine, UK]
- Netherlands: [National Mill Day] (May 12-13, 2018 - 2nd Sat) On this day 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors.
- American Craft Beer Week (May 14-20, 2018) [Brewers Association]
- Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 13-19, 2018)
- [International Pickle Week] (May 20-30, 2016 - 10 days in last 2 weeks of May). Observed for more than 50 years, it is one of the longest running food promotions.
- National Emu Week (May 5-13, 2018 - 1st Sat thru 2nd Sun) [Wisconsin Emu Association]
- National Herb Week (May 7-13, 2018 - week before Mother’s Day) International Herb Association [www.iherb.org/ ]
- National Raisin Week (May 6-12, 2018 - 1st week in May) Origin uncertain.
- [National Women’s Health Week] (May 13-19, 2018) begins on Mother’s Day
- School Nutrition Employee Week (May 7-11, 2018) [schoolnutrition.org]
- Stewardship Week - April 28-May 5, 2019 (last Sun in April to 1st Sun in May) [Nat’l Assoc. of Conservation Districts] To encourage conserving natural resources for our future. 2018 Theme is 'Watersheds: Our Water, Our Home.'
- World Trade Week (May 20-26, 2018) Every year, the President of the United States declares the third full week of May as World Trade Week.
- UK: British Sandwich Week (May 20-26, 2018)
[The British Sandwich Association]
- UK: British Tomato Week (May 21-27, 2018 - 3rd week) [British Tomato Growers’ Association]
- UK: [Coffee Week] (April 29 - May 5, 2019 - Can be in April or May). The nation’s largest celebration of coffee, all for a good cause.
- UK: English Wine Week (May 26-June 3, 2018)
[English Wine Producers]
- UK: National BBQ Week (May 28-June 3, 2018)
- UK: National Gardening Week: April 29-May 5, 2019 [Royal Horticultural Society] Encouraging gardners to share their love of gardening.
- UK: [National Doughnut Week] (May 12-19, 2018) 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 14-20, 2018) [The Vegetarian Society]
- May is a popular month for Food & Wine Festivals
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