Free Printable May 2021 Calendar

Let me introduce to you a fresh and brand new printable calendar – May 2021 calendar! This is a blank May 2021 calendar and it’s absolutely free and fully editable. You can use it for your home, kids, office, or school.

May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and its predecessor Gregorian Calendar and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days. Late May typically points the start of the summer vacation season in the United States which ends on Labor Day, the first Monday of September. May is the last month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere. Therefore, May in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere. In May, the winter season in the Southern Hemisphere and the summer season in the Northern Hemisphere are about to begin.

May 2021 Calendar
May 2021 Calendar

WHAT DOES MAY MEAN TO US?

In May, warm and smooth weather spurs people on to participate in nature activities, concerts, and open-air events.  May is also the time that moms around the world get showered with love for Mother’s Day. But, without question, the most popular holiday in May in the U.S. is Memorial Day, the national holiday that is also known as the unofficial start to summer.

There are also lesser-known observances celebrated relatively by lesser-crowded in May apart from those. There are month-long observances like National Photo Month, week-long observances like Youth Traffic Safety Month, and the Star Wars “May the Fourth” holiday revered by sci-fi fans the world over.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MAY?

The month of May (in Latin, Maius) was named for the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid presents a second etymology that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for “elders” and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or “young people”. Mayovka, in the context of the late Russian Empire, was a picnic in the countryside or a park in the early days of May, hence the name. Eventually, “mayovka” (specifically, “proletarian mayovka”) came to mean an illegal celebration of May 1 by revolutionary public, typically presented as an innocent picnic.

Moreover, special devotions to the Virgin Mary occur in May.  As the important astronomical events, Eta Aquariids meteor shower appears in May. It is visible from about April 21 to about May 20 each year with peak activity on or around May 6. The Arietids shower from May 22 – July 2, and peaks on June 7. The Virginids also shower at various dates in May.

Blank May 2021 Calendar
Blank May 2021 Calendar

HOW CAN I PRINT A CALENDAR FOR MAY 2021?

If you download a May 2021 calendar, you will be able to use it in many different ways such as scheduling your month, to mark your important days and to put some goals to the upcoming days.

By using a blank May 2021 calendar, you definitely will feel more comfortable as you may see your near future clearer! If you want to take a look at the special days of the last month, you can download the April 2021 calendar, if you want to plan next month in advance you can download and print the June 2021 printable calendar. After you downloaded your May 2021 calendar template, you will see that the empty and ready-to-fill month is waiting for you. You can save your May 2021 calendar in PDF or JPG format on your computer or you may easily print it through a printer attaching with your computer, as well.

2021 May Calendar Printable
2021 May Calendar Printable

WHAT ARE THE 10 FACTS ABOUT MAY?

  1. In any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does.
  2. The two flowers of May are the hawthorn and the lily of the valley and May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.
  3. May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is a poem that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day”.
  4. According to an analysis by Google, ‘may’ is the 55th most commonly used word in English.
  5. No US President has ever died in May. It is the only month that can make such a claim.
  6. In Hawaii, May 1 is celebrated as Lei Day. Leis are garlands or wreaths that are often made with native Hawaiian flowers and leaves.
  7. In Old English May is called the “month of three milkings” referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day.
  8. The Indianapolis 500 car race is held each year during this month.
  9. Superstition says that you shouldn’t buy a broom or wash a blanket in May. Because, “Brooms bought in May sweep the family away.” and “Wash a blanket in May, wash the family away.” 🙂
  10. May is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary in Roman Catholic traditions.

Printable May 2021 Calendar
Printable May 2021 Calendar

WHAT ARE THE US HOLIDAYS IN MAY 2021?

DateMay 2021 Holidays
May 1Orthodox Holy Saturday 2021
May 1Kentucky Derby 2021
May 1Law Day 2021
May 1Loyalty Day 2021
May 1National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day 2021
May 1Lei Day 2021 (Hawaii)
May 2Orthodox Easter 2021
May 3Orthodox Easter Monday 2021
May 4Kent State Shootings Remembrance 2021 (Ohio)
May 4Rhode Island Independence Day 2021 (Rhode Island)
May 5Cinco de Mayo 2021
May 6National Nurses Day 2021
May 6National Day of Prayer 2021
May 7‘Truman Day’ 2021 observed (Missouri)
May 7Military Spouse Appreciation Day 2021
May 8Lailat al-Qadr 2021
May 8Truman Day 2021 (Missouri)
May 8Victory in Europe Day 2021
May 9Mother’s Day 2021
May 10Confederate Memorial Day 2021 (South Carolina)
May 10Confederate Memorial Day 2021 (North Carolina)
May 13Ascension Day 2021
May 13Eid al-Fitr 2021
May 14Native American Day 2021 (Wyoming)
May 15Peace Officers Memorial Day 2021
May 15Armed Forces Day 2021
May 15Preakness Stakes 2021
May 17Shavuot 2021
May 19Emergency Medical Services for Children Day 2021
May 21National Defense Transportation Day 2021
May 22National Maritime Day 2021
May 22Harvey Milk Day (California) 2021
May 23Pentecost 2021
May 24Whit Monday 2021
May 25National Missing Children’s Day 2021
May 30Trinity Sunday 2021
May 31Memorial Day 2021

MOTHER’S DAY (THE SECOND SUNDAY OF MAY)

Mother’s Day is a holiday celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year. It is a day that commemorates motherhood and appreciates all mothers and mother-figures including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers as well as their contribution to society.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MOTHER’S DAY?


Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother Ann Reeves Jarvis. Anna Jarvis began a campaign to make Mother’s Day a national holiday and she succeeded in 1914 when the U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the second Sunday in May a Mother’s Day.

HOW TO CELEBRATE MOTHER’S DAY?

Nowadays Mother’s Day is celebrated in more than 150 countries around the world, some at different dates. Many countries, including the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan, and many European countries, celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May. On the other hand, in many African countries, it is celebrated on 21 March.

It is a wonderful day to remember our mothers who have an important place in our lives and to offer our gratitude and love to them. If you want to do something special to this day, do not forget to put a mark on your May 2021 calendar printable this day!

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR MOTHER’S DAY FROM 2015 TO 2025?

YearDateDay of the week
Mother’s Day 2015May 10, 2015Sunday
Mother’s Day 2016May 8, 2016Sunday
Mother’s Day 2017May 14, 2017Sunday
Mother’s Day 2018May 13, 2018Sunday
Mother’s Day 2019May 12, 2019Sunday
Mother’s Day 2020May 10, 2020Sunday
Mother’s Day 2021May 9, 2021Sunday
Mother’s Day 2022May 8, 2022Sunday
Mother’s Day 2023May 14, 2023Sunday
Mother’s Day 2024May 12, 2024Sunday
Mother’s Day 2025May 11, 2025Sunday

 

MEMORIAL DAY (THE LAST MONDAY OF MAY)


Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States of America that is observed on the last Monday of May. As this is a Federal holiday, most federal and state offices and also schools will be closed and there will be no mail deliveries on this day. Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States.

WHAT IS THE HISTORY OF MEMORIAL DAY?

Memorial Day was first widely observed on May 30, 1868, to commemorate the sacrifices of Civil War soldiers, by proclamation of Gen. John A. Logan of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of former Union sailors and soldiers. During that first national commemoration, former Union Gen. and sitting Ohio Congressman James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants helped to decorate the graves of the more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who were buried there.

This event was inspired by the local observations of the day that occurred in many American towns within three years of the Civil War. In 1873, New York was the first state to appoint Memorial Day as a public holiday. In 1971, once the congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, then established that Memorial Day was to be commemorated on the last Monday of May.

WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY?

Memorial Day is a day for remembrance of those who have died in service to their country, the United States of America. Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day before, as the holiday was concentrated on decorating the graves of those who had fallen in the Civil War. Today Memorial Day is celebrated across the United States. It is widely accepted as an important holiday that remembers those that died for the country and serves to remind people of the real meaning of war.

HOW TO OBSERVE MEMORIAL DAY?

There are many formal ceremonies is held on Memorial Day. Most of these are organized in local communities which are announced by local Veterans of Foreign Wars office or local city government agency. Although many cities have a claim to have already observed Memorial Day, President Lyndon Johnson officially declared Waterloo N.Y. as the birthplace of Memorial Day in May 1966.

As Memorial Day is always observed on Monday, this creates a three-day time break as also called Memorial Day weekend. The Memorial Day weekend is seen as the unofficial start of summer, and it is a popular holiday enjoyed with outdoor events and picnics.

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR MEMORIAL DAY FROM 2015 TO 2025?

YearDateDay of the week
Memorial Day 2015May 25, 2015Monday
Memorial Day 2016May 30, 2016Monday
Memorial Day 2017May 29, 2017Monday
Memorial Day 2018May 28, 2018Monday
Memorial Day 2019May 27, 2019Monday
Memorial Day 2020May 25, 2020Monday
Memorial Day 2021May 31, 2021Monday
Memorial Day 2022May 30, 2022Monday
Memorial Day 2023May 29, 2023Monday
Memorial Day 2024May 27, 2024Monday
Memorial Day 2025May 26, 2025Monday

Conclusion

As the old idiom says “April showers bring May flowers”, in May do not stick on the mood which makes you think you are late for achieving your goals. You are in a mood of spring and spring is tricking you to break the diets and slow down the exercises.

It usually happens. We may have difficulty in keeping on track, but we should continue to be planned and aware that, a period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness and joy, as the meaning of the idiom above says. Keep on using the printable calendar, download a new May 2021 calendar template and plan your days as you wish. Remember, this is the month that open-air activities, festivals, weddings and trips begin and you need to schedule everything well to catch all of them with ease. It is not late, just download a May 2021 calendar with holidays and enjoy your May!

Apart from the 4 different calendars we have designed, you can create your own personal May 2021 calendar with the OpenOffice software.

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