Who doesn't love a good celebration? A reason to decorate... to find the perfect outfit and get dressed up... to seek out the perfect recipient gift, or hostess gift... to let loose and feel silly... to see friends we might not have seen in a while.
Celebrations give us a feeling of joy, yet... how often do we do it? Major holidays... Birthdays...Maybe an anniversary or graduation or promotion here and there. But that's it.
You guys... Life is crazy. Messy houses, sick kids, endless appointments, deadlines, unexpected stresses... the list goes on and on. So, when we get a chance to celebrate something, we welcome it with open arms! As I'm writing this, on May 1st, it's Lemonade Day. Did you know May 1st is Lemonade Day?!?
It's also Batman Day, Lei Day, and Mother Goose Day.
My kids and I have made a fun tradition of discovering silly, maybe not-so-well-known, holidays and celebrating as often as we can. There's always something to celebrate! For instance... Just in the month of May, you can celebrate everything from Lemonade to Chocolate Chip Cookies (May 15th) to Taffy (23rd) to Nutty Fudge (12th) to Hostess Cupcakes (11th) and Reese's (18th). In case you need something with a little more oomph (*wink*) than Lemonade, the month of May celebrates Moscatos (9th), Mimosas (16th), and Mint Juleps (30th). And if all of this sounds like a lot of calories... May 6th is no diet day, and May 11th is "eat what you want" day! Then work it all off on Chicken Dance Day (14th), World Lindy Hop Day(26th), or National Polka Day (28th).
Like I said, there's always something to celebrate! So next time you're feeling down in the dumps or just want to put a little pep in your step... try celebrating something silly. It's guaranteed to turn your day around... here's looking at you, May 24th (International Tiara Day).
So, besides the well known days in May that everyone knows about (Mother's Day on May 8th, Cinco De Mayo on May 5th, and Memorial Day on May 30th) I'm including a list of fun holidays celebrated in the month of May:
May 03: Hug Your Cat Day/National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
May 04: Bike to School Day/International Firefighter's Day
May 05: Cartoonist's Day/Totally Chipotle
May 06: No Homework Day/Tuba Day/Dandelion Day/No Diet Day/Military Spouse Appreciation
May 07: Kentucky Derby/Babysitter's Day/National Homebrew Day/World Naked Gardening Day
May 08: World Laughter Day/No Socks Day
May 09: National Moscato Day
May 11: Hostess Cupcake Day/Eat What You Want Day
May 12: Limerick Day/National Nutty Fudge Day
May 13: Blame Someone Else Day/Frog Jumping Day
May 14: Mini Golf Day/American Indian Day/World Belly Dancing Day/Stay Up All Night
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day/Straw Hat Day/National Slider Day
May 16: Mimosa Day/National Piercing Day
May 18: I Love Reese's Day/Visit Your Relatives Day
May 20: Eliza Doolittle Day/Bike To Work Day/National Pizza Party Day
May 21: National Learn To Swim Day
May 22: Neighbor's Day
May 23: National Taffy Day/World Turtle Day
May 24: Brother's Day/International Tiara Day
May 25: Nerd or Geek Pride Day/Tap Dance Day/Towel Day
May 26: World Lindy Hop Day/Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day
May 27: Cellophane Tape Day/National Wig Out Day
May 28: International Jazz Day/National Hamburger Day/National Polka Day
May 29: Learn About Composting Day/Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day
May 30: Mint Julep Day/What You Think Upon Grows Day
written by VHS contributor// Becky Schenewark