Weird and Wonderful Holidays in May To Celebrate With Kids

Last updated on: 15th May 2022
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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.

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

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.

So there is much to celebrate during the month of May…

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.

MAY 1International Harry Potter Day
MAY 1May Day
MAY 2Free Comic Book Day
MAY 2National Brothers and Sisters Day
MAY 3National Paranormal Day
MAY 4Star Wars Day
MAY 5Cinco de Mayo
MAY 5National Hoagie Day
MAY 5National Teacher Day
MAY 6International No Diet Day
MAY 6National Beverage Day
MAY 6National Nurses Day
MAY 6National Tourist Appreciation Day
MAY 7National Day of Prayer
MAY 7National Tourism Day
MAY 7World Password Day
MAY 8National Have a Coke Day
MAY 9National Moscato Day
MAY 9World Migratory Bird Day
MAY 10Mother's Day
MAY 10National Clean Your Room Day
MAY 10National Shrimp Day
MAY 11National Eat What You Want Day
MAY 12National Limerick Day
MAY 13International Hummus Day
MAY 13National Apple Pie Day
MAY 13National Fruit Cocktail Day
MAY 13National Receptionists Day
MAY 14National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
MAY 15International Day of Families
MAY 15National Chocolate Chip Day
MAY 15National Endangered Species Day
MAY 15National Pizza Party Day
MAY 16National Armed Forces Day
MAY 16National 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
MAY 21National Waitstaff Day
MAY 23National Taffy Day
MAY 24Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
MAY 24National Brother's Day
MAY 24National Scavenger Hunt Day
MAY 25Memorial Day
MAY 25National Wine Day
MAY 26National Paper Airplane Day
MAY 28National Brisket Day
MAY 28National Hamburger Day
MAY 28National Sunscreen Day
MAY 29Learn About Composting Day
MAY 30National Mint Julep Day
MAY 31National Macaroon Day

Some Ideas to Celebrate:

  • 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 8: 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.
  • 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
  • May 31: Memorial Day (last Monday) – Visit 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??

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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2 years ago

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