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Weird and Wonderful Holidays in May To Celebrate With Kids

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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.

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.

Here’s a list of all the fun and random May holidays, ones that are best to enjoy with your family. Check out these fun holidays and pick a few to celebrate.

Fun & Unique Holidays in May

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.

DateHoliday
MAY 1International Harry Potter Day
May Day
MAY 2Free Comic Book Day
National Brothers and Sisters Day
MAY 3National Paranormal Day
MAY 4Star Wars Day
MAY 5Cinco de Mayo
National Hoagie Day
National Teacher Day
MAY 6International No Diet Day
National Beverage Day
National Nurses Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
MAY 7National 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
National Receptionists Day
MAY 14National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
MAY 15International Day of Families
National Chocolate Chip Day
National Endangered Species Day
National Pizza Party Day
MAY 16National Armed Forces Day
National Mimosa Day
MAY 17National Walnut Day
MAY 18National No Dirty Dishes Day
MAY 19National Devil’s Food Cake Day
MAY 20National Be a Millionaire Day
MAY 21National Talk Like Yoda Day
National Waitstaff Day
MAY 22Buy a Musical Instrument Day
MAY 23National Taffy 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
MAY 27International Jazz Day
MAY 28National Brisket Day
National Hamburger Day
National Sunscreen Day
MAY 29Learn About Composting Day
MAY 30National Mint Julep Day
MAY 31National Macaroon Day
Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday)
Memorial Day (last Monday)

Ideas to Celebrate in May:

  • May 2: Brother & Sisters Day – Call your brother or sister and tell them you love them!
  • May 4: Star Wars Day – Have a Star Wars-themed dinner or watch Star Wars.
  • May 8: No Sock Day – Don’t wear socks all day.
  • May 10: Clean Up Your Room Day – No excuses! Give your bedroom a good clean!
  • May 11: Eat What You Want Day – This is self-explanatory. Eat what you want today!
  • May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day – Make and enjoy one or lots of these Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • May 19: World Baking Day – Get the kids in the kitchen and teach them to bake.
  • Mother’s Day (2nd Sunday) – Celebrate your mom with one of these Foodie Experience Gifts For Mother’s Day and show your mom just how special and appreciated they are this Mother’s Day.
  • Memorial Day (last Monday) – Visit the cemeteries of your loved ones.

So there you have it! You now have lots of weird and wonderful days to celebrate during the month of May. What May Holidays will you be celebrating??

Created by Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom

Vickie is the creator of A Crazy Family. She is a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. She loves to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus she is thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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Michelle
Michelle
2 years ago

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