Sherlock Holmes Day

Sherlock Holmes Day

Every May 22nd

World-renowned detective. Most portrayed character in history. Icon. Who are we speaking of? Why, Sherlock Holmes, of course! Any self-respecting amateur detective would guess that! The ultimate detective archetype, the character of Sherlock Holmes has...

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Goth Day

Goth Day

Every May 22nd

”It was so close to October that Halloween was knocking at his heart.” ~Barry Eysman, Candles for November We’ve all seen them, those strange characters that wander our city streets dressed as though they’re on their way...

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Maritime Day

Maritime Day

Every May 22nd

You’ve probably been noticing a theme about May and its holidays, almost all of them are centered on getting back out and into the world. With the warming sun and halting rains, are you the...

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Harvey Milk Day

Harvey Milk Day

Every May 22nd

On Harvey Milk Day, people celebrate the life and achievements of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist who was the first openly gay politician to be elected to public office in California. Tragically, Harvey Milk...

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International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

Every May 22nd

Biodiversity, a simple word with some very broad reaching implications.  Biodiversity, when split into it's component parts, "Diversity" defined as "a range of different things." and bio meaning "life", quite simply means "A Diversity of...

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Italian Beef Week

Italian Beef Week

21st May - 27th May

Most tourists, having done some research on Chicago delicacies, order their Italian beef sandwiches "wet," meaning that a slosh of extra meat gravy is dumped over the beef once it is in the bread. Stacey Ballis...

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Golf Month

Golf Month

Every May

Aaah golf, the sport of old rich people who have the time to spend hours upon hours on the rolling green hills of a golf course, following a tiny white speck. Many of us who have...

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month

Every May

May is Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month. Across the world, thousands of volunteers will come together to raise awareness about this devastating disease and tell our story of hope and progress. You can join them. Take time...

Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Every May

Lupus may sound like an exotic, rare disease, but it's not one to be overlooked. Like many other life-threatening autoimmune diseases, it is important to know the early warning signs of Lupus so that any sufferers...

Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month

Every May

Nationally Military Appreciate Month falls in May each year. As its title suggests, this observance is meant to raise awareness and encourage celebration and appreciation of those who serve - are who have served - in the...

Deck Safety Month

Deck Safety Month

Every May

A deck, kitted out with outdoor furniture and some lush, colorful outdoor plants, could be the pride and joy of your home. All year round, this outside addition to your house could be a tranquil...

Bike Month

Bike Month

Every May

The wind in your hair, the city whizzing past, that wonderful gliding feeling...nothing could ever quite beat riding a bike. Not to mention how many health benefits riding a bike offers! What contraption deserves its...

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Every May

The natural world is a beautiful place, and not always the friendliest place around. Could be why we spent thousands of years making it so we didn’t have to go outside. One such danger is...

Get Caught Reading Month

Get Caught Reading Month

Every May

We know how it is, there’s something special about getting lost in a book, but everyone around you intimates that you’re secluding yourself, or that you’re a bookish nerd. But how could you not want...

Hamburger Month

Hamburger Month

Every May

They’re the mainstay of backyard barbeque’s, the cash cow of fast food restaurants, and come in a million different varieties if we’re being conservative. The smell of one cooking is enough to set our mouths...

Photo Month

Photo Month

Every May

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and looking at some of the amazing photos taken over the almost 200 years that photography has been known to man, it may sometimes seem...

Barbecue Month

Barbecue Month

Every May

In the month of May, it's time to truly embrace the start of summer with Barbecue - or barbeque - month! Barbecue month was made to observe and celebrate the wonders of the BBQ. A great way...

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Every May

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia...

Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

Prader-Willi Syndrome Awareness Month

Every May

It's expensive to raise a child with special needs, which people don't even think about. Emotionally it can be a struggle, but financially it's really rough.Elena Delle Donne Like many syndromes and disorders, they’re hard to prevent...