Timely Topics for May, 2021

Spring! Vaccination! Family! Black lives matter! Climate Crisis! Gardening! Politics! Gun reform! What else?

All month: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, National Bike Month, Awareness Month for: Lupus, Huntington’s Disease, Skin Cancer, Celiac Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

May 1: May Day, Save the Rhino Day, World Naked Gardening Day
May 3: World Press Freedom Day
May 4: Star Wars Day, World Asthma Day
May 5: Cinco de Mayo
May 6: National Nurses Day (United States)
May 9: Mother’s Day (North America)
May 12: International Nurses Day, Eid al-Fitr Begins
May 15: International Families Day
May 17: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
May 21: Malcolm X Day
May 23: World Turtle Day
May 24: Victoria Day (Canada)
May 26: Super Flower Full Moon
May 30: World MS Day
May 31: World No Tobacco Day, Memorial Day (United States)

Notable Birthdays: Audrey Hepburn (May 4), Sigmund Freud (May 6), Salvador Dali (May 11), Florence Nightingale (May 12), Malcolm X (May 19), Sally Ride (May 26), Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25), John F. Kennedy (May 29), Walt Whitman (May 31)

Any other holidays or birthdays or death-days or anniversaries of great events—go for it! And as always we would love to see more articles about genuine spirituality, eco-responsibility, permaculture, mindful parenting, of-benefit politics, anything timely/newsie that is a gateway to mindfulness, yoga with integrity, and equal rights beyond aggression.

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