May 11, 2019
National Provider Appreciation Day
National Provider Appreciation Day is a special day to recognize the tireless efforts of child care providers, teachers and other educators of young children everywhere. Started in 1996 by a group of volunteers in New Jersey, Provider Appreciation Day is celebrated each year on the Friday before Mother's Day.
National Train Day
National Train Day was a holiday started by Amtrak in 2008 as a method to spread information to the general public about the advantages of railway travel and the history of trains in the United States. It was held each year on the Saturday closest to May 10, the anniversary of the pounding of the Golden spike in Promontory, Utah which marked the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the U.S.
National Foam Rolling Day
Foam rolling is a self-myofascial technique that is used to release muscle tightness or trigger points. By applying pressure to specific points on your body you are able to aid in the recovery of muscles and assist in returning them to normal function. Normal function means your muscles are elastic, healthy, and ready to perform at a moment's notice.
National Archery Day
National Archery Day is celebrated on the second Saturday of May. Archery is the sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows. Setting aside the second Saturday in May is significant in the archery realm. This is the day the largest competitive archery tournament in the world conducts its award ceremony in Louisville, Kentucky.
Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
National Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day is observed the second Saturday of May each year in order to shed light on this often misdiagnosed, little-known genetic syndrome. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome is a genetic disorder present from birth, but not always diagnosed at birth. It causes a range of physical, cognitive and medical challenges and affects both genders equally.
Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is a charitable initiative conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers in the United States to make significant donations of food to organizations serving needy persons. The event takes place in late spring because most food banks start running out of food this time of year due to the largest donations being made around Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is held in all 50 states every year on the second Saturday of May: on this day, mail carriers both deliver mail and collect food donations.