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  • [Bermuda Peppercorn Ceremony] (May 8, 2024 - usually held on the Wednesday closest to St. George’s Day, April 23).  A major annual ceremonial event in St. George, when the Governor officially receives one Peppercorn from a Freemason official. In 1816 Bermuda's capital moved from St. George to Hamilton City. The old stone State House, built in 1619, was given to the Freemasons for an annual rent of One Peppercorn.
     
  • Big Brew for National Homebrew Day - May 4, 2024 (1st Sat in May).  [American Homebrewers Association]
     
  • Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice (May 10, 2024 - 2nd Fri) [Whale Times & Shark Research Institute]
     
  • Lemonade Day  (May 5, 2024 - 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). [https://lemonadeday.org/ ]
     
  • [Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive]
    (May 11, 2024)  Leave donation of non-perishable food items next to yor mailbox before the delivery of the mail on the 2nd Saturday in May. Letter carriers will collect these food donations on that day as they deliver mail along their postal routes, and distribute them to local food banks, pantries, shelters and churches.  The Letter Carriers' food drive is held annually in 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Guam. Hunger affects 1 in 8 Americans.
     
  • Memorial Day (last Mon - May 27, 2024) 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 12, 2024 - 2nd Sunday in May)
     
  • National Aperitif Day: May 16, 2024 - 3rd Thursday (declared annually in press release by [Maison Lillet], the celebrated vintner in Bordeaux)
     
  • National Herb Day (May 4, 2024 - 1st Sat in May)
    [Herb Day Coalition]
     
  • National Italian Beef Day (May 25, 2024 - 4th Sat)  A beef sandwich originating in Chicago.
     
  • National Pizza Party Day (May 17, 2024 - 3rd Fri)
     
  • School Lunch Hero Day (May 3, 2024)
    [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 11, 2024 - 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 Fish Migration Day (The next date is May 25, 2024) To create awareness of the importance of open rivers and migratory fish.
     
  • [World Whisky Day] (May 18, 2024 - 3rd Sat)
     
  • Netherlands: [National Mill Day] (May 11-12, 2024 - 2nd Sat & Sun)  On this day 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors.
     

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