May 2025

May sees a mix of celebration days, from those supporting charities,to health, and
sustainability or enjoying a cocktail or two!

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  • 1-8th Time For A Cuppa Week (Dementia)
    Time for a Cuppa week is a national campaign that raises funds to support families that face dementia. The campaign runs from 1 to 8 May and encourages people to host a tea party and donate, raising vital funds for life-changing support.
  • 2nd World Tuna Day
    The United Nations (UN) established World Tuna Day on May 2 to raise awareness about the importance of tuna and to promote more sustainable fishing practices. It is observed for the first time in 2017.
  • 10th World Fair Trade Day
    The World Fair Trade Day is a global celebration on the second Saturday of May. It is organised annually by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) to raise awareness on alternative solutions to the planet's economic and ecological challenges.
  • 13th International Hummus Day
    Many regions around the Eastern crescent of the Mediterranean claim to be the one true originator of the delectable spread. The first real mention of hummus in a cookbook was found in 13th century Cairo, where it appears as merely a cold chickpea puree, and notably lacks lemon juice and garlic – including instead pickled lemons with oil, herbs, and spices. It still sounds pretty good to us.
  • 13th World Cocktail Day
    World Cocktail Day marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. The New York tabloid The Balance and Columbian Repository defined a cocktail as "a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters".
  • 17th World Baking Day
    The original intent of World Baking Day was to make and give away a homemade cake. The day has since evolved into baking and giving away all kinds of baked goods.
  • 17th National Walnut Day (US)
    The Walnut Marketing Board established National Walnut Day in the 1950s, and we’ve celebrated on May 17 ever since.
  • 17th World Whiskey Day
    World Whiskey Day was launched in 2009 at the Whiskey Day Festival in the northern Netherlands in the presence of several whiskey writers. The event was created in honor of British writer Michael Jackson and is celebrated on Jackson's birthday.
  • 18-24th British Sandwich Week
    Every year British Sandwich Week celebrates the humble sandwich in all its glory as well as the contribution that the sandwich industry makes to the economy. The British Sandwich & Food to Go Association is the trade body behind the celebratory week.
  • 21st International Tea Day
    With so many varieties available, why not try a new tea flavour. From mint to apple, and everything in between.
  • 26-1st National BBQ Week
    This National BBQ week, celebrate the variety of meats and vegetables you can cook up on the barby! From the classic burgers and sausages, to jacket potatoes, steaks and veggie skewers!
  • 28th World Hunger Day
    World Food Day is an international day celebrated every year worldwide on 16 October to commemorate the date of the founding of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in 1945.
  • 29th National Biscuit Day
    National Biscuit Day is a celebration of biscuits of all forms – not just cookies, but also oatcakes, crackers, water biscuits, and crispbreads.