May 4, 2018

National Star Wars Day


On National Star Wars Day, May 4, we celebrate the Star Wars series created by George Lucas. The date was chosen for the easy pun on the catchphrase "May the Force be with you" as "May the Fourth be with you".

National Weather Observers Day


National Weather Observers Day is an annual designation on May 4 for the people who enjoy watching and observing the weather.

National Renewal Day


May 4 is National Renewal Day. Typically this day is recognized as a chance to begin something new or renew something old.

National Orange Juice Day


Orange juice is an excellent source of vitamin C.

National Candied Orange Peel Day


Orange peels are sliced, boiled, then cooked with sugar or syrup.

National Space Day


National Space Day is dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The goal of National Space Day, observed annually on the first Friday in May, is to promote math, science, technology and engineering education in young people to inspire them to pursue a career in space-related jobs.

International Firefighters' Day


"International Firefighters' Day (IFFD) is a time where the world's community can recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters make to ensure that their communities and environment are as safe as possible. It is also a day in which current and past firefighters can be thanked for their contributions. International Firefighters' Day is observed each year on 4th May. On this date you are invited to remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all. At the same time, we can show our support and appreciation to the firefighters world wide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year". Please visit Firefightersday.org for more information and how to participate.