May 2022 Events Calendar






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

May Day

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Happy Spring!


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 2–May 6

Be safe!

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

Star Wars Day

Wednesday May 4

May the 4th be with you!

Close up Margarita, outside on a wood table with margarita and tequila in background, selective focus

Cinco de Mayo

Thursday May 5

Celebrate the Mexican Army's 1862 victory against the French! Or just enjoy a margarita with your friends via Zoom. We won't judge.

People celebrating in a party

Cinco de Mayo Party at Smith's (SPF)

Thursday May 5

Calling all Springfield employees! Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo with apps, drinks, and pool, and meet this year's DG freshmen at Smith's (the second floor of Theodore's) from 4-6pm.

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 8

Have you called your mom lately?


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT)

Tuesday 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 for ideas on how to take action.

Toronto night view for the new year

Victoria Day (CAN)

Monday May 23

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)

Tuesday, May 31

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

Thursday May 17, 11:00 EDT (Springfield)
Tuesday May 17, noon EDT (Atlanta)
Tuesday May 17, noon PDT (San Diego)
Wednesday May 18, noon MDT (Salt Lake City)
Thursday May 19, 10am EDT (Battle Creek)

Want to help the DG Safety Committee plan for 2022? Contact Chris Klesse to join the DG safety meetings.