May 2, 2019

National Truffle Day

A truffle a strong-smelling underground fungus that resembles an irregular, rough-skinned potato, growing chiefly in broadleaved woodland on calcareous soils. Edible truffles are held in high esteem in many cultures.

National Life Insurance Day

National Life Insurance Day is observed annually on May 2, marking the anniversary of the first day life insurance became available in the United States.

National Day of Reason

The National Day of Reason is a secular celebration for humanists, atheists, and other secularists and freethinkers in response to the National Day of Prayer. The day is celebrated on the first Thursday in May of every year. The purpose of the National Day of Reason is to celebrate reason, to raise public awareness about the persistent threat to religious liberty posed by government intrusion into the private sphere of worship, and to help build community among the non-religious in the United States.

National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress. On this day, Americans are invited to give thanks, in accordance with their own faiths and consciences, for our many freedoms and blessings.