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  • Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice (May 8, 2020 - 2nd Fri) [Whale Times & Shark Research Institute]
     
  • Lemonade Day  (May 3, 2020 - 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. (date may vary by location). [http://lemonadeday.org/ ]
     
  • [Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive]
    (May 9, 2020) 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, 2020) 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, 2020 - 2nd Sunday in May)
     
  • National Aperitif Day: May 21, 2020 - 3rd Thursday (declared annually in press release by [Maison Lillet], the celebrated vintner in Bordeaux)
     
  • National Herb Day (May 2, 2020 - 1st Sat in May)
    [Herb Day Coalition]
     
  • AHA Big Brew Day (Homebrew Day)  May 2, 2020 - 1st Saturday in May. [American Homebrewers Association]  (see also May 7)
     
  • National Pizza Party Day (May 15, 2020 - 3rd Fri)
     
  • National Public Gardens Day (Now National Public Gardens WEEK)
     
  • School Lunch Hero Day (May 1, 2020)
    [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, 2020 - 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 16, 2020 - 3rd Sat)
    [Hot Rum Cow magazine, UK]
     
  • Netherlands: [National Mill Day] (May 9-10, 2020 - 2nd Sat) EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.  On this day 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors.

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