May 9, 2021
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.
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.
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. The American incarnation of Mother's Day was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 and became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. Mother's Day most commonly falls on the second Sunday in May and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other gifts.