Photo: Cape Town View (2011)
With the world still half-stopped due to the Coronavirus, we celebrate many events from afar, including May Day, World Press Freedom Day, Cinco de Mayo, International Museum Day, European Day of Parks, Africa Day.
The first full week in May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week in the USA. The first Saturday in May is World Labyrinth Day. The third Friday in May is Endangered Species Day.
In May 2021 Planeta.com spotlights South Africa in recognition of the 10th anniversary of the Responsible Tourism in Cities conference.
We also celebrate May 21-22 as Diversity Days (May 21 is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development and May 22 is the International Day of Biological Diversity.
May is Bike Month in the USA
May 1 May Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day
May 15 Anniversary of the founding of the city of Las Vegas (May 15, 1905)
May 16 World Fish Migration Day
May 17 International Recycling Day
May 18 International Museum Day
May 21 International Tea Day
May 21 – 22 Diversity Days
May 23 World Turtle Day
May 24 European Day of Parks
May 26 National Sorry Day (Australia)
May 26 Georgia Independence Day
First Sunday in May Dawn Chorus Day
National Teacher Day is on Tuesday during Teacher Appreciation Week, the first full week of May.
First Saturday in May is World Labyrinth Day
First Sunday in May International Permaculture Day
Second Saturday in May (North America)
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the signature program of EFTA, is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds “between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.”
Third Friday in May Endangered Species Day is held the third Friday in May and recognizes the national conservation effort to protect our nation’s endangered species and their habitats. Hashtag: #EndangeredSpeciesDay (USA)