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 19 holidays listed for May 12.
National Limerick Day
We pay homage to the man who made the short poems widespread — Edward Lear.
Child Care Provider Day
Get ready to celebrate the importance of Child Care Providers on this day!
International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
Stand in solidarity and show your support for people battling Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
International Day of Plant Health
Keeping our plants healthy is crucial to keeping ourselves healthy. Learn more!
International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day
This mysterious disease is a global concern — we need to get to the bottom of it.
International Nurses Day
We thank the nurses whose support and care has healed people and saved lives.
National Anthony Day
This National Anthony Day, learn more about America’s 49th most common name.
National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day
People suffering from fibromyalgia either go undiagnosed for years or are misdiagnosed.
National Hospital Day
Learn all about the history of National Hospital Day and important reasons to prioritize your health.
National Mental Health Provider Appreciation Day
A note of thanks to all mental health providers who help us lead a better life.
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day
Discover what the government is doing to help struggling servicemen and women’s spouses?
National Nutty Fudge Day
Grab a plate and your mixing bowls; it’s time to celebrate National Nutty Fudge Day.
National Odometer Day
Let’s d(r)ive into the world of odometers and their importance for our vehicles.
National Provider Appreciation Day
The day focuses on thanking childcare workers, and showcasing their contributions to their communities.
National Tampon Day
We’re about to break the silence and dispel some of the most common menstrual myths.
National YA DIG Day
Be yourself and acknowledge your growth because you’re destined for greatness this National YA DIG Day!
Public Gardens Day
To the park! Because doggies are not the only ones excited about the walkies today.