Did you know there’s virtually something to celebrate every day of the year? There’s almost guaranteed to be some kind of holiday happening – whether it’s popular, symbolic, or just plain strange. With May coming up, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few of the silly, fun, and unusual holidays you and your family can celebrate throughout the month.
Here are just a few of the best fun holidays happening in May:
May 2 – BABY DAY
Start the month with a day dedicated to everything about babies. For a healthy dose of nostalgia, revisit old baby pictures and videos. If your kids are old enough to appreciate them, show them some of their baby pictures – and yours, too! And if they’re too young to understand that concept, consider having some fun with baby animals. Visit a petting zoo, meet a puppy or kitten, or find another way to introduce your little one to these little ones.
May 4 – STAR WARS DAY
Next up is a day dedicated to everyone’s favorite futuristic franchise. Rewatch your favorite Star Wars movies from the series, whip up a Star Wars-inspired recipe, talk like Yoda, or find another way to embrace your inner nerd and celebrate the series – if it’s one you love!
May 9 – LOST SOCK MEMORIAL DAY
We all deal with it – the case of the missing sock. More often than not, a load of laundry turns up at least one sock without a match. Sometimes, it’s more. May 9 is a day to make one last attempt to look for those missing socks before moving on with your life. It’s a time to purge any single socks you’ve been holding onto, hoping to find the other. And, depending on what that looks like for you, it might be a time to order some new socks!
May 11 – EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY
Eat What You Want Day is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a day to let yourself and your loved ones indulge in your favorite treats, snacks, and meals without feeling guilty, worrying about the calories, or needing to justify your decisions. Enjoy it while it lasts!
May 18 – INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY
There’s no better time to visit your favorite local museum – in person or virtually – than International Museum Day. If you’re in a position to do so, consider making a donation to support them, too, or signing up for a membership.
May 23 – INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY
Bust out your record player – or your Spotify playlist and smart speaker – and turn up the jazz. Not sure where to start? This list is a great jumping-off point.
May 28 – NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY
Unlike Eat What You Want Day, this is a day devoted to a single delicious sandwich we all know and love – the mighty hamburger. Check your local burger spots to see if they’re offering any deals if you don’t feel like grilling your own!
These are just a handful of the silly, fun, and unusual holidays you can celebrate in May!
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