National Physicians’ Day is celebrated in Canada on May 1. The date was chosen by the Canadian Medical Association in recognition of Dr. Emily Stowe, the first female physician to practice in Canada.

May 2 through 8 is Emergency Preparedness Week.

May the Fourth be with you on Star Wars Day.

May 12, the anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, is International Nurses’ Day. In the past year, the world has become much more aware of the importance of medical professionals and healthcare workers. Thanks to them for all they do on their ordinary days.

And if you want to get properly serious about emergency preparedness, make sure that you know where your towel is on May 25, Towel Day, a celebration of the life and work of Douglas Adams, creator of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.

May is Asian Heritage Month in Canada.