May is right around the corner. Special days you look for in May are Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. But did you know about these unusual days in May?
Astronomy Day – “Look up to the skies and seeeee…”
May Day – Looking for the first signs of spring and the coming of summer.
Loyalty Day – On Loyalty Day, we reaffirm our allegiance to our country. We should also take a moment to appreciate the members of our armed forces who are displaying the ultimate in loyalty and service to protect our freedoms, liberty, and our way of life.
Mother Goose Day – Read a nursery rhyme to a child.
Hawaiian Lei Day – May Day is Lei Day in Hawaii. Everyone in Hawaii is encouraged to wear a lei.
Space Day – Celebrating Human Space Flight Past, Present and Future.
Brothers and Sisters Day – You know there are days when you disown them, but today celebrate your brother or sister.
Kite Day – Everyone go fly a kite. (Click here for directions on how to make a kite from newspaper.)
Paranormal Day – “Who you gonna call??”
Hug Your Cat Day – Even though they appear independent, cats need a little lovin’ now and then.
Bird Day – Take a walk or just sit and your backyard and see how many birds you can identify by sight and sound.
National Candied Orange Peel Day – On this day, bake some cookies or other recipes that use candied orange peels.
Orange Juice Day – Grab an orange and squeeze for some fresh orange juice today.
National Kids Fitness Day – Get the kids out from in front of that TV or Nintendo and go run around the block, ride a bike, or play catch. It doesn’t matter what you do, just do something!
National Hoagie Day – What a great sandwich. How about one for lunch?
National Teachers Day – Show teachers your appreciation of them with a card or, yeah, even an apple.
Museum Lover’s Day – When is the last time you visited your local museum? Isn’t it about time to make a visit?
Cartoonists Day – Do you love reading comics or watching cartoons? Thank a cartoonists today.
First American in Space – Navy Commander Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. is launched into space aboard the Freedom 7 space capsule, becoming the first American astronaut to travel into space.
First MLB Perfect Baseball Game – By Cy Young in 1904.
Beverage Day – Hmmm. Beverage Day. There are a whole lot of choices there, so pick your favorite and guzzle down.
No Diet Day – Appreciate the body you have today. No dieting! Eat what you want today.
No Homework Day – Here’s a day the kids will not be likely to forget to remind their teachers about. (That’s if they know about it to start with!)
Scale Day – Now that you’ve indulged yourself on No Diet Day it’s time to get on the scales and see how bad it is.
Childhood Depression Awareness Day – Wear a Green Ribbon.
Iris Day – Celebrate today by planting an iris.
Military Spouses Day – Honor the real backbone of the military….. the spouses of our soldiers.
No Socks Day – Let the little piggies free today! Washing your feet prior to participating in No Socks Day is a requirement, painting your toe nails is completely optional.
Have a Coke Day – Coke is a big favorite of everyone. Check out some other crazy things to do with coke other than drink it.
National Teacher’s Day – ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ and it also keeps a teacher happy.
Nation Coconut Cream Pie Day – What can I say other than YUMMY!
Lost Sock Memorial Day – In memory of that favorite lost sock. Maybe it is time to throw the lone remaining one out or make a craft project of it. Sock Monkey’s anyone?
Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day – Go ahead – be a rebel. Tear that tag off. I dare you!
Hurray for Buttons Day – Button, button, who’s got the button?
Peter Pan Day – The author of Peter Pan, James Matthew was born in 1860 in Scotland on this day.
Clean up Your Room Day – Okay kids, you had no homework day, now it’s spring cleaning day – time to clean that room. (Don’t forget the closet and all those clothes you’ve outgrown.)
Mother’s Day – Tradition calls for the wearing of roses or carnations on Mother’s Day. Wear red if one’s mother is alive; wear white if she has died; wear pink if one is not certain.
National Windmill Day – On this holiday in the Netherlands as many surviving windmills as possible are set in motion for tourists.
Root Canal Appreciation Day – I think the only people celebrating this day are the people in the dental profession.
Trust Your Intuition Day – Go on. Give in to that hunch. It could be your lucky day!
Confederate Memorial Day – North & South Carolina
Eat What You Want Day – Goes along with No Diet Day. Enjoy the sweeter things in life!
Twilight Zone Day – The movie, the TV show or the song?
Jigsaw Puzzle Day – What’s the biggest or hardest puzzle you have ever put together?
Limerick Day – Seems to me Limerick’s Day should be associated with March 17, but what do I know? Check out some limericks here.
Disney’s Goofy Debuted – Yuck, yuck.
National Nutty Fudge Day – Yep, my fudge always has nuts in it.
Frog Jumping Day – Leap frog anyone?
Leprechaun Day – I guess they don’t get recognized enough on St. Paddy’s Day.
Cough Drop Day – Hack. Hack. They might help the throat feel better with these spring allergies.
Mother Ocean Day – “Mother, mother ocean, I’ve heard you call, wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall…”
I Just Called to Say I Love You Day – When’s the last time you said ‘I love you’ to the person you most care about?
Blame Someone Else Day – I didn’t do it – she did!!
National Babysitter’s Day – Thank a babysitter by not asking her/him to babysit today!
Dance Like a Chicken Day -See if you can get the whole office to participate in the Chicken Dance today! (Don’t forget the video camera.)
Crazy Day – We can all act a little crazier today and have a legitimate excuse for it!
Drunk Driving Memorial Day – Remember those who have been killed or injured by drunk drivers.
Star Wars Day – Creator George Lucas’ Birthday. Da-da-da-da-daaa…(That’s the theme to Star Wars being sung.)
National Bike to Work Day – How far do you live away from where you work and do you even own a bike??
National Chocolate Chip Day – Any day with chocolate is a good day.
Dinosaur Day – Celebrate T-Rex and all his friends today. Go to a museum or read a book about dinosaurs.
Nylon Stockings Day – Who would want to celebrate nylon stockings. Ugh!
International Day of Families – Plan a special time with the whole family today.
Armed Forces Day – Celebrate all those military guys and gals who defend our country every day.
National Sea Monkey Day – Children and adults are fascinated by these creatures, that almost instantly are born when place in water.
Wear Purple for Peace Day – The goal of Wear Purple for Peace Day is to make the world a peaceful place and, of course, encourage alien species to make contact with earth.
Spam Debuted – Not sure if this is the ‘edible’ spam or the kind we receive in our e-mails. I don’t like either one.
International Pickle Day – Everyone should enjoy a pickle today.
Spaghetti-O Debuted – Who can forget “Uh-oh, spaghetti-o’s!” Children (and adults) still love ’em.
Pack Rat Day – ‘Cmon, admit it…you’re a Pack Rat like the rest of us. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable “stuff”, and celebrate this fun day.
Child Safety Awareness Day – Teach a child to look both ways before crossing the street; don’t talk to strangers and other ways to be alert to the world around them.
Merry-Go-Round’s (Carousel) Birthday – In 1620 a Horse Powered Merry-Go-Round Debuted.
17th -23rd National Backyard Games week – Get the kids in the yard and play some backyard games this week such as tag and red rover. Here are some other games you might want to give a try.
International Museum Day – International Museum Day is a good opportunity to visit, appreciate, and support your local museum.
No Dirty Dishes Day – The objective is to not create any dirty dishes today.
Visit a Relative Day – Call, send a card or visit a relative you have not spoken to in a while.
Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day – Just to say “Hi. I was thinking about you.”
Boys & Girls Club Day – Make a donation, volunteer your time or get the kids involved.
Peace Day – Love your neighbor.
Sun Awareness Day – It’s getting warm outside. Be aware of the dangers of that hot sun. Use SUNBLOCK.
National Bake Sale Day – Hold a bake sale fundraiser for your local school or community.
National Garage Sale Day – Time to do some more spring cleaning and clean out that garage and make a little extra cash to boot.
National Be a Millionaire Day – Well, I think we could all handle thIS. Now where’s that boat??
Pick Strawberries Day – Fresh picked are always better than store bought.
Blue Jeans Birthday (Levi Received Patent) – We all love our blue jeans. Celebrate today by wearing your favorite pair – holes and all!
National Memo Day – No, I didn’t get the memo.
National Waiters and Waitresses Day – It’s a hard, unglorified job. Give that waiter or waitress a little extra tip today. (Money is good.)
Buy a Musical Instrument Day – Why do we need a special day to go shopping?
Toothpaste Tube Birthday – Do you squeeze from the end or straight in the middle?
International Jazz Day – Enjoy some Jazz music today.
Lucky Penny Day – We all know the rhyme – “Find a penny, pick it up. All the day you’ll have good luck.” Keep your eyes to the ground and see if you can spot a lucky penny.
National Taffy Day – Sweet!
World Turtle Day – For people who appreciate turtles and tortoises.The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.
National Escargot Day – Really? I’ll never understand why anyone would WANT to eat a snail.
Tiara Day – But on that tiara and be a princess today.
Scavenger Hunt Day – What a fun game. Get with some friends and set one up.
Methodist Church Birthday (1738)
National Missing Children’s Day – This annual reminder is to the nation to renew efforts to reunite missing children with their families and make child protection a national priority. National Missing Children’s Day is a reminder to all parents and guardians of the need for high-quality photographs of their children for use in case of an emergency, and for the need for everyone to pay close attention to the posters and photographs of missing children.
Tap Dance Day – This day was created in honor of the birthday of legendary tap dancer Bill “Bojangles”
Robinson on May 25, 1878.
Memorial Day – This holiday commemorates U.S. men and women who have died in military service to their country. One of the longest standing traditions is the running of the Indianapolis 500, which has been held in conjunction with Memorial Day since 1911.
Star Wars (the movie) Birthday (Movie Released 1977) – The first and last time I stood in line for over 2 hours to see a movie. But it was worth it!!
Sally Ride Day – Honor the first woman to go into space.
Cherry Dessert Day – Cherry pie, cherry cobbler, cherry cheesecake. What’s your favorite cherry dessert?
Dracula Debuted in 1897 – “I vant to taste your blood.” A favorite for Halloween and horror movies and books.
Sun Screen Day – Doctor’s recommend using a sunscreen of SPF 15 or more before going out in the sun.
National Grape Popsicle Day – So eat a grape popsicle – not cherry or banana.
National Hamburger Day – Another great American food. Make mine all the way with cheese, please.
Morning Radio Day – We can try to celebrate it, but the live and local morning radio shows are fast falling by the wayside. Most of them are canned pre-recorded crap.
Pink Flamingo Day – If you live in Florida, you may have a plastic one in your front yard. The plastic Pink
Flamingo’s are also the mascot of The Lawn Greetings Association.
Lincoln Memorial Dedication
Indianapolis 500 Day – First race held in 1911.
National Macaroon Day – Eat a macaroon, or two, today.
World No Tobacco Day – If you smoke or chew tobacco….kick the habit today. Your life may depend upon it!
Great American Grump Out Day – It’s okay to wake up on the wrong side of the bed today. Go ahead – be a grump!
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