There are a lot of great reasons to celebrate in May. The merry month of May celebrates spring in full swing and boasts a number of fun holidays that have been celebrated for centuries or longer.

Check out these fun & random May holidays you can celebrate. From Macaroon Day to Dance Like a Chicken Day, there’s a great reason to gather your friends or family and have a little fun.

Here’s a list of all the fun and random May holidays, so grab your friends and family and get ready, as there are plenty of fun things to do this month. Check out some of the highlights below.

Holidays To Celebrate in May

From Mother’s Day to Memorial Day and the beginning of summer. May also is National Barbecue Month, National Hamburger Month, and National Mediterranean Diet Month.

The month of May also sees National Strawberry Month. So, May is the time to try your hand at growing your own strawberries and making lots of delicious strawberry desserts.

May Symbols

  • May’s Birthstone: Emerald
  • May Flower of the Month: Lily of the Valley
  • Signs of the Zodiac: Taurus (Apr. 20 – May. 20) & Gemini (May. 21 – Jun. 21)

Monthly Observances

  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Smile Month
  • National Salsa Month

All The Fun Days to Celebrate in May

MAY 1May Day
National Chocolate Parfait Day
MAY 2Free Comic Book Day
National Brothers and Sisters Day
National Play Your Ukulele day
MAY 3National Paranormal Day
National Chocolate Custard Day
MAY 4Star Wars Day
National Orange Juice Day
MAY 5Cinco de Mayo
National Hoagie Day
National Teacher Day
National Astronaut Day
MAY 6International No Diet Day
National Beverage Day
National Nurses Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
MAY 7National Space Day
National Day of Prayer
National Tourism Day
World Password Day
MAY 8National Have a Coke Day
MAY 9National Moscato Day
World Migratory Bird Day
MAY 10National Clean Your Room Day
National Shrimp Day
MAY 11National Eat What You Want Day
MAY 12National Limerick Day
MAY 13International Hummus Day
National Apple Pie Day
National Fruit Cocktail Day
MAY 14National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
Dance Like a Chicken Day
MAY 15International Day of Families
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Endangered Species Day
MAY 16National Armed Forces Day
National Mimosa Day
National Barbecue Day
MAY 17National Walnut Day
National Cherry Cobbler Day
MAY 18National No Dirty Dishes Day
National Visit Your Relatives Day
MAY 19National Devil’s Food Cake Day
MAY 20National Be a Millionaire Day
National Pick Strawberries Day
National Quiche Lorraine Day
Flower Day
MAY 21National Talk Like Yoda Day
National Waitstaff Day
National Strawberries and Cream Day
MAY 22Buy a Musical Instrument Day
MAY 23National Taffy Day
National Lucky Penny Day
MAY 24Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
National Brother’s Day
National Scavenger Hunt Day
MAY 25National Wine Day
MAY 26National Paper Airplane Day
National Cherry Dessert Day
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
International Jazz Day
MAY 27National Grape Popsicle Day
Nothing to Fear Day
MAY 28National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day
National Sunscreen Day
MAY 29National Paperclip Day
Learn About Composting Day
MAY 30National Mint Julep Day
National Water a Flower Day
MAY 31National Macaroon Day
National Smile Day

Moving National Days of May

  • National Lemonade Day (1st Sunday)
  • World Laughter Day (1st Sunday)
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day (Tuesday of the first full week in May)
  • International Space Day (1st Friday)
  • National Dog Mom’s Day (2nd Saturday)
  • Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday)
  • World Baking Day ( 3rd Sunday)
  • Dinosaur Day (3rd Tuesday)
  • National Pizza Party Day (3rd Friday)
  • Memorial Day (last Monday)

May Printables & Activities

We have lots of crafts, printables, and word search pages perfect for the month of May. Great for anyone who needs some me-time, and the kids will enjoy them too.

So there you have it! You now have lots of unique and fun days to celebrate during the month of May. What May Holidays will you be celebrating?? Let me know in the comments below!

Monthly Holidays and Observances Lists

Every month has plenty of holidays and observances to celebrate with your family.  See all our monthly lists:

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4 years ago

How fun! I think I’ll be celebrating all the days that have chocolate in them. ?