Fun and Wacky Holidays to Celebrate in May!


We all love to celebrate traditional holidays, but did you know that each month has unique holidays and national days pretty much every day of the year?  So, if you are a celebratory kind of person {{like I am}} you should be able to find a something or two to celebrate every day of the year, like these holidays in May.  Just look through the provided list to see what is today? so you can stay on top of your game! {wink}

Here are are few {{evil laugh}} fun things to celebrate in May, interesting themes that May has been assigned, and ways you can amplify your weeks to get the most out of your celebrations!  {{whew!}} Plus, I’ve totally got your back with a calendar with all of the holidays in one place! Simply download the free calendar, print it out in color or black and white and display it where you can quickly access it! Easy Peasy!

May 2018 Printable Calendar with Holiday

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  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Foster Care Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Photograph Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • Older Americans Month


  • Nurse’s Week – first full week of month
  • Wildflower Week – week two
  • National Bike Week – third week
  • National Police Week – third week of month
  • Emergency Medical Services Week – fourth week of month

holidays to celebrate in may


1 May Day

1 Loyalty Day

1 Mother Goose Day

1 Save the Rhino Day

2 Baby Day

2 Brothers and Sisters Day

3 Lumpy Rug Day

3 World Press Freedom Day

4 Bird Day

4 National Candied Orange Peel Day

4 Renewal Day

4 Star Wars Day

4 International Tuba Day – first Friday in May

4 Space Day – first Friday in May

5 Cinco de Mayo

5 Free Comic Book Day

5 National Hoagie Day

5 Oyster Day

6 Beverage Day

6 National Tourist Appreciation Day

6 National Nurses Day

6 No Diet Day

7 National Tourism Day

8 Iris  Day

8 No Socks Day

8 V-E Day

8 World Red Cross Day / World Red Crescent Day

9 National Teachers Day (Tuesday of the first full week of May)

9 Lost Sock Memorial Day

9 School Nurses Day the Wednesday during Nurse’s Week

10 Clean up Your Room Day

10 National Receptionist Day the second Wednesday in May

11 Eat What You Want Day

11 Twilight Zone Day

11 Child Care Provider Day or Daycare Provider Day – Friday before Mother’s Day

11 Military Spouses Day the Friday before Mother’s Day

12 Fatigue Syndrome Day

12 International Nurses Day

12 Limerick Day

12 Birth Mother’s Day – Saturday before Mother’s Day

12 International Migratory Bird Day the second Saturday in May

12  National Train Day- Saturday closest to May 10th

12 National Windmill Day – second Saturday in May

13 Blame Someone Else Day – first  Friday the 13th of the year.

13 Frog Jumping Day

13 Leprechaun Day

13 Mother’s Day second Sunday in May

14 Dance Like a Chicken Day

15 National Chocolate Chip Day

15 Police Officer’s Memorial Day

15 Ramadan – date varies

16 Love a Tree Day

16 National Sea Monkey Day

16 Wear Purple for Peace Day

17 Pack Rat Day

18 International Museum Day

18 No Dirty Dishes Day

18 Visit Your Relatives Day

18 National Bike to Work Day – third Friday of month

19 Boy’s Club Day

19 Armed Forces Day – third Saturday of month

20 Be a Millionaire Day – now we all can go for that

20 Pick Strawberries Day

21 National Memo Day

21 National Waiters and Waitresses Day

22 Buy a Musical Instrument Day

22 World Goth Day

23 Lucky Penny Day

24 National Escargot Day

24 Victoria Day(Canada) – usually the 24th

25 National Missing Children’s Day

25 National Brown Bag It Day

25 National Wine Day

25 Tap Dance Day

25 Don’t Fry Friday – Friday before Memorial Day

25 National Towel Day – in the UK

26 Sally Ride Day

26 International Jazz Day – Saturday of Memorial Day weekend.

27 Sun Screen Day

28 Amnesty International Day

28 Memorial Day last Monday of month

29 Learn About Composting Day

30 Water a Flower Day

31 National Macaroon Day

31 Save Your Hearing Day

31 World No Tobacco Day

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