05.2017

I always intend to write something meaningful, timely at the beginning of these monthly calendars. It generally does not happen. Most of my creative writing and editing these days is on Planeta.com.

May is the beginning of summer heat in Las Vegas. The thermometer is about to hit 90 and will climb further the next few months. That said, it’s a dry heat. I’ll be entertaining some out-of-country visitors and I look forward to seeing their reactions to Las Vegas 2017, not to mention the political landscape which probably has to be seen to be believed.

May 2017: Tule Springs

May 1 May Day

May 3 Dia de la Santa Cruz / El Día del Albañil (Mexico)
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruz_de_Mayo

May 3 World Press Freedom Day

May 4 Permaculture Day

May 5 Cinco de Mayo (Mexico)

May 10 Mother’s Day (Mexico)

May 15 Anniversary of the founding of the city of Las Vegas (May 15, 1905)

May 15 Día del Maestro (Teachers’ Day) (Mexico)

May 17 National Day of Norway (Norwegian Constitution Day)

May 17 International Recycling Day

May 18 International Museums Day

May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

May 22 International Day of Biological Diversity
More about biodiversity

May 23 World Turtle Day

May 25 Africa Day
African_Liberation_Day – Wikipedia

May 25 Towel Day (Celebration of the work of Douglas Adams)

May 26 National Sorry Day (Australia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Sorry_Day
http://www.nsdc.org.au
Archie Roach

Floating

First full week in May is recognized as National Travel and Tourism Week, a tradition first celebrated in 1984, established by a Congressional joint resolution passed in 1983. (USA)

First Saturday in May is World Labyrinth Day
https://labyrinthsociety.org/world-labyrinth-day
Wiki: labyrinth

First Sunday in May International Permaculture Day

Second Saturday in May (North America)
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the signature program of EFTA, is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds “between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean.”
http://www.birdday.org/birdday

Second Sunday in May (USA)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother’s_Day_(United_States)

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