Thursday, April 25, 2013

May Holidays, Special Days, & Downright Crazy Days

Last week I also began a series on the Business Side of Writing, Part One. Today I’m going to continue that series and put up two posts. The Business Side of Writing, Part 2 will show up later this afternoon, and you’ll get notice in your inbox if you’ve signed up for email updates.

Last month I continued my end of the month post listing all the crazy special days in the coming month.  Today I’m going to continue with the upcoming crazy and normal holidays in the month of May.

If you missed my last post, here's a link to the April Holidays, Special Days & DownrightCrazy Days.  Using the calendar for blog post or even article ideas is a great way to jumpstart your creativity. It's also a fun writing prompt idea. 
Calendar days are also great conversation starters for social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

May Holidays, Special Days & Downright Crazy Days

May is:
Foster Care Month
Older Americans Month
National Barbecue Month
National Recommitment Month
Date Your Mate Month
National Military Spouse Month
National Photograph Month
National Bike Month
National Hamburger Month
National Blood Pressure Month
National Salad Month

Weekly Celebrations
Week 1:
Nurses Week
Week 2:
Wildflower Week
Week 3:
National Police Week
National Bike Week
Week 4:
Emergency Medical Services Week

May 1
Lei Day
May Day
Lyalty Day
Save the Rhino Day
Mother Goose Day

May 2
Play Your Ukulele Day
Baby Day
Brothers and Sisters Day

May 3
International Tuba Day (First Friday in May)
Paranormal Day
Lumpy Rug Day
Space Day (First Friday in May)
World Press Freedom Day

May 4
Free comic Book Day
Bird Day
National Candied Orange Peel Day
Renewal Day
Star Wars Day
Fire Fighter’s Day

May 5
Cinco de Mayo
National Hoagie Day
Oyster Day
Cartoonists Day

May 6
Beverage Day
Buddha Day
National Tourist Appreciation Day
National Nurses Day
No Diet Day

May 7
National Teachers Day
National Tourism Day
Roast Leg of Lamb Day

May 8
Iris Day
National Receptionists Day
School Nurses Day
V-E Day
World Red Cross Day/World Red Crescent Day
No Socks Day

May 9
Lost Sock Memorial Day

May 10
Windmill Day
Confederate Memorial Day
Clean Up Your Room Day
Military Spouses Day (the Friday Before Mother’s Day)

May 11
Birth Mother’s Day (Saturday before Mother’s Day)
Eat What You Want Day
International Migratory Bird Day (The Second Saturday in May)
Twilight Zone Day
National Train Day

May 12
Mother’s Day (Second Sunday)
Fatigue Syndrome Day
International Nurses Day
Limerick Day
Doodle Day

May 13
Leprechaun Day
Frog Jumping Day

May 14
Chicken Dance Day

May 15
National Chocolate Chip Day
Police Officer’s Memorial Day
Straw Hat Day

May 16
Love a Tree Day
National Sea Monkey Day
Wear Purple for Peace Day

May 17
National Bike to Work Day (Third Friday of the Month)
Pack Rat Day

May 18
International Museum Day
No Dirty Dishes Day
Visit Your Relatives Day
Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the Month)

May 19
Boy’s Club Day
May Ray Day

May 20
Pick Strawberries Day
Be a Millionaire Day
Maritime Day

May 21
National Memo Day
Endangered Species Day
National Waiters & Waitresses Day

May 22
Buy a Musical Instrument Day
Goth Day

May 23
Lucky Penny Day
Turtle Day

May 24
National Escargot Day
Tiara Day

May 25
Towel Day
Tap Dance Day
Jazz Day

May 26
Indianapolis 500
Sally Ride Day

May 27
Memorial Day (Last Monday in the Month)
Cellophane Tape Day
Sun Screen Day

May 28
Amnesty International Day

May 29
Learn About composting Day

May 30
Water a Flower Day
Loomis Day

May 31
National Macaroon Day
World No Tobacco Day
Save Your Hearing Day

Now let's do a little brainstorming for next month. What are some of your favorite days from the list and how do you propose using them?

Don't forget to join the conversation,


  1. I'll have to clue my husband in on Date Your Mate Month. ;-)
    Barb Winters

  2. Lost Sock Memorial Day - I love it! We'll have to have a memorial service for the many socks we've lost. We actually lost the mates to two new pairs of socks - not even worn yet!!

  3. Love this post idea, Edie! I have to say one of my favorite days will fall on May 15: Chocolate Chip Day. I will be saving my WW points for that celebration. :)

  4. This is fun, Edie. Who knew there was a day to commemorate Lumpy Rugs? And Tiaras? My birthday is on Be a Millionaire day. I guess I can dream, eh? ;) Actually I'm very rich in love, so I'm good with not being rich monetarily.

    Thanks for sharing these!

  5. Some of these are just hilarious, Edie. No socks day comes just before Lost Sock Day. Gotta think about that one. Maybe they should be reversed. :)

  6. Well, if I could find directions how to make a lumpy rug out of oddball socks, wouldn't that rock for Lumpy Rug Day and Lost Sock Day? :)
    Love these, Edie!

  7. I vote for moving National Macaroon Day to May 20--while we're at Blue Ridge, eating the delicious chocolate macaroons! :-)

  8. Edie, this is great! I see you have a listing for April, too. Have you done this for other months? How can I get a copy? Thanks.

    1. Julie, I started this series with the special dates in March:
      I'm posting the holidays on the last Thursday of every month. I don't have a complete list, yet. I just do the research for the upcoming month. I'm glad you've found it helpful! Blessings, Edue