May 25, 2018

National Missing Children’s Day


In 1983, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25 as National Missing Children's Day. On May 25, 1979, Etan Patz was only six years old when he disappeared from his New York City home on his way from bus to school. The date of Etan's disappearance was designated as National Missing Children's Day. Missing Children's Day is dedicated to encouraging parents, guardians, caregivers, and others concerned with the well-being of children to make child safety a priority. It serves as a reminder to continue our efforts to reunite missing children with their families and an occasion to honor those dedicated to this noble cause.

National Tap Dance Day


National Tap Dance Day falls on May 25 every year and is a celebration of tap dancing as an American art form. National Tap Dance Day was the brainchild of Carol Vaughn, Nicola Daval, and Linda Christensen. They deemed May 25 appropriate for this holiday because it is the birthday of Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, a significant contributor to tap dance.

National Brown-Bag It Day


On National Brown-Bag It Day, we celebrate the humble brown paper bag.

National Wine Day


On National Wine Day, we celebrate this alcoholic beverage made from fermented grapes or other fruits.

Geek Pride Day


Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture, celebrated annually on May 25. The initiative originated in Spain in 2006 and has since spread around the world.

National Don't Fry Day


The National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention declared the Friday before Memorial Day as "Don't Fry Day" to encourage sun safety awareness and to remind everyone to protect their skin while enjoying the outdoors.

National Heat Awareness Day


National Heat Awareness Day is observed each year on the last Friday in May. It calls attention to the dangers that rising temperatures can bring.