May 4, 2019

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 Bombshells' Day

National Bombshells' Day is observed each year on the first Saturday in May. Victoria's Secret created Bombshells' Day as a day for women to celebrate themselves and their best friends.

National Start Seeing Monarchs Day

National Start Seeing Monarchs Days is observed annually on the first Saturday in May to celebrate the Monarch butterfly.

National Scrapbook Day

National Scrapbook Day is observed each year on the first Saturday in May. Scrapbooking is a method/art for preserving, presenting, arranging personal and family history in the form of a book, box, or card.

National Homebrew Day

In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association created Big Brew to celebrate National Homebrew Day each year on the first Saturday in May.

Join Hands Day

Join Hands Day is a national volunteer day sponsored by America's fraternal benefit societies. This annual event, held on the first Saturday in May, generates awareness about what grassroots volunteerism can do in communities across the nation, while also bringing youth and adults together to build lasting friendships across generations.

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 for more information and how to participate.