May 5 is African World Heritage Day.
May 17 is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, marking the anniversary of the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention and the creation of the International Telecommunication Union.
May 21 is International Tea Day, recognizing the long history and deep cultural and economic significance of tea around the world.
May 23 is World Migratory Bird Day. 2023’s theme is water and its importance for migratory birds.
May 23 is also Paper Airplane Day.
This monthly feature recognizes important observances, and amusing ones. But this month, we noticed an unfortunate creep of pseudoscience, as the Government of Canada is officially recognizing reflexology, which, according to Neurologica, is “pure, unadulterated, grade-A nonsense.”
If you celebrate any of these, or have suggestions for upcoming celebrations or observances, please drop us a line or send a picture to CriticalLinks@centreforinquiry.ca.