May 17, 2019

National Walnut Day


Walnuts have become well-known for their omega-3 fatty acid content.

National Cherry Cobbler Day


Cherry cobbler is a dessert made of cooked cherries covered with a thick crust.

National Pack Rat Day


National Pack Rat Day is observed annually on May 17. A "pack rat" is a nickname for a hoarder.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day


World Information Society Day was proclaimed to be on May 17 by a United Nations General Assembly resolution. The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia


The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is observed on May 17 and aims to coordinate international events that raise awareness of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights violations and stimulate interest in LGBT rights work worldwide. The date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization in 1990.

National Endangered Species Day


National Endangered Species Day, the third Friday in May, is an opportunity to celebrate our biodiversity and efforts to conserve that diversity.

National Defense Transportation Day


National Defense Transportation Day, which occurs annually on the third Friday of May, recognizes the contributions of people who work in the transportation industry and who contribute to the nation's well-being and defense. It is part of National Transportation Week.

National Pizza Party Day


Each year on the third Friday in May, pizza lovers celebrate National Pizza Party Day with friends and family by ordering from their favorite pizzeria.

National Bike to Work Day


In celebration of National Bicycle Month, National Bike to Work Day promotes the bicycle as an option for commuting to work.

NASCAR Day


The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is an American business venture that sanctions and governs multiple auto-racing sports events.