May 12th Holidays

May 12th is the 132nd day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day more than 69,000 people were killed in a massive earthquake in Sichuan, China; then President Jimmy Carter became the first U.S. President to visit Cuba after the Castro revolution, and the Duke and Duchess of York were crowned King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in a ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Famous May 12th birthdays include Florence Nightingale, Katherine Hepburn, and comedian George Carlin. Today is National Limerick Day and World Migratory Bird Day.

We have 20 holidays listed for May 12.

May12

National Limerick Day

We pay homage to the man who made the short poems widespread — Edward Lear.

May12

Child Care Provider Day

Get ready to celebrate the importance of Child Care Providers on this day!

May12

International Awareness Day for Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases

Join the movement to raise awareness about Chronic Immunological and Neurological Diseases.

May12

International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

Stand in solidarity and show your support for people battling Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

May12

International Day of Plant Health

Keeping our plants healthy is crucial to keeping ourselves healthy. Learn more!

May12

International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day

This mysterious disease is a global concern — we need to get to the bottom of it.

May12

International Nurses Day

We thank the nurses whose support and care has healed people and saved lives.

May12

National Anthony Day

This National Anthony Day, learn more about America’s 49th most common name.

May12

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

People suffering from fibromyalgia either go undiagnosed for years or are misdiagnosed.

May12

National Hospital Day

Learn all about the history of National Hospital Day and important reasons to prioritize your health.

May12

National Mental Health Provider Appreciation Day

A note of thanks to all mental health providers who help us lead a better life.

May12

National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

Discover what the government is doing to help struggling servicemen and women’s spouses?

May12

National Nutty Fudge Day

Grab a plate and your mixing bowls; it’s time to celebrate National Nutty Fudge Day.

May12

National Odometer Day

Let’s d(r)ive into the world of odometers and their importance for our vehicles.

May12

National Provider Appreciation Day

The day focuses on thanking childcare workers, and showcasing their contributions to their communities.

May12

National Tampon Day

We’re about to break the silence and dispel some of the most common menstrual myths.

May12

National YA DIG Day

Be yourself and acknowledge your growth because you’re destined for greatness this National YA DIG Day!

May12

Public Gardens Day

To the park! Because doggies are not the only ones excited about the walkies today.

May12

Shades Day

It’s time to slide on some sunshades and lend a helping hand to families in need.

May12

World Topiary Day

Let’s celebrate the shaped shrubs and switch the trend from everything cake to everything topiary.