2023 May Events Calendar






The top or upper half of a May pole used in celebration of May Day.

May Day

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.

Happy smiling young golden retriever dog under light gray plaid. Pet warms under a blanket in cold winter weather. Pets friendly and care concept.

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.

Standard construction safety equipment on white wooden background. top view, safety first concepts

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!

istanbul, Turkey - December 13, 2015: Star Wars droid toys r2d2, c3p0 and bb8 photographed on reflective white background.

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

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.

Two rubber ducks, one big and one small face each other as if talking together. Conceptual image realting to different points of view, intimidation, underdog, parent with child, advice. The ducks are sitting on an old weathered wooden background representing conceptual water.

Mother's Day

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.

Toronto night view for the new year

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!

Soldier salute. Silhouette on sunset sky. War, army, military, guard concept.

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.

Personal protective workwear and blueprint with some measuring instruments shot directly from above on rustic wood background. The protective workwear includes hard hat, gloves, earmuff, goggles, steel toe shoes, and safety vest. The composition also includes a tape measure and bubble level and a construction blueprint, all items used by construction worker or engineer. Predominant colors: yellow and brown.

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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