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May 8 Thu
World Red Cross Day

Born of a desire to encourage a world without suffering and discrimination, Red Cross Day (also Red Crescent Day) was created in 1922 and is celebrated on the birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross.

May 11 Sun
Mother’s Day (US)

Though origins and dates differ, Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries. In the United States, it is the most popular day of the year to dine out – for good reason! Moms deserve a break from cooking, so treat her to a nice meal on this day.

May 15 Thu
International Day of Families

Created in 1993 by the UN General Assembly, this day recognizes the importance of families and encourages them to spend time together through activity and discussion. This year’s theme: “Fathers and Families: Responsibilities and Challenges.”

May 23 Fri
World Turtle Day

Slow and steady wins the race – a valuable lesson brought to us by the trusty turtle! Unfortunately, many turtles face threats to their habitats, which is why the American Tortoise Rescue initiated World Turtle Day in 2000 to appreciate and protect this endearing creature.

May 31 Sat
World No Tobacco Day

Starting May 1, Beijing’s laws will require most restaurants to establish non-smoking areas. Use this day as another reminder to keep our lungs and air smoke-free!

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