2023 May Events Calendar
Monday May 1
Welcome, Spring! This holiday traditionally celebrates the changing of seasons, and some countries recognize it as a national holiday for worker's rights.
National Mental Health Awareness Month
May 1-May 31
Millions of people face the reality and stigma of living with mental illness every day. Mental Health Awareness Month was established in 1949 to raise awareness, fight stigmas, provide support, and advocate for policies that support those with mental illness.
National Pet Month
May 1-May 31
National Pet Month is a celebration of the benefits that pets and their people bring to each other. Here's to all our two, four, and no-legged companions for the smiles they bring us every day.
Construction Safety Week
May 1-May 5
Not all hazards are easy to recognize - even for professionals who face them every day. Thank you to our Safety Department and all DG employees who contribute to keeping our employees safe on the job site! Keep it up!
Star Wars Day
Thursday May 4
May the 4th be with you!
Cinco de Mayo Party at Smith's (SPF)
Thursday May 4
Calling all Springfield employees! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Smith's Billiards (the second floor of Theodore's) from 4:30-8pm. Be sure to bring your appetite. There will be plenty of snacks and drinks to enjoy as you play games and hang out with your colleagues!
Cinco de Mayo
Friday May 5
Celebrate the Mexican Army's 1862 victory against the French! Enjoy some salsa, margaritas, or the official dish of the holiday, mole poblano.
Sunday May 14
Have you called your mom lately?
International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT)
Wednesday May 17
On May 17, 1990, the WHO approved the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD 10), which no longer listed homosexuality as a diagnosis. Launched in 2004, IDAHOT commemorates that day and is a global occasion to educate about and advocate for the LGBT+ community. Visit May17.org for ideas on how to take action.
Victoria Day (CAN)
Monday May 22
Victoria Day began as a celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday on the 24th of May and has endured since the Canada government declared it a national holiday in 1845. Informally, it also marks the start of the summer season and is celebrated with picnics, parades, and fireworks. Here's wishing a happy and safe Victoria Day to our Canadian employees!
Memorial Day (US)
Monday, May 29
Memorial day is a federal holiday in the United States for honoring those who have died while serving in the U.S. Military. Many visit cemeteries and memorials on this day to honor and mourn. Memorial Day is also considered the unofficial start of summer in the United States.
Safety Committee Meetings
Tuesday May 16 11:00 EDT (Springfield)
Tuesday May 16, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday May 16, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday May 17, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday May 18, noon EDT (Battle Creek)
Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2023? Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.
The Q2 Safety Lunch n Learn is on High Hazard Permits...look for the announcement for the date at your office.
If you have any events that you'd like us to include this month or in future months, let us know!
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