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"Your Holiday Directory"
  Weird & Wacky May Holidays!
Weird Holidays for May? Yep we have them!
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the word "May"? Many of us think of May Day or the first signs of May Flowers right? Well let me tell you, May not only gives birth to new things but it also gives birth to some really strange and unusual holidays too! See our list below:

Walpurgis Night, celebrated before dawn on April 30 or May 1 (Central and Northern Europe)
Historically Walpurgisnacht is derived from various pagan spring customs. Bonfires were built to keep away the dead and chaotic spirits that were then widely believed to walk among the living. This is followed by the return of light and the sun as celebrated during May Day, although bonfires and witches are more closely associated with Easter (especially in Ostrobothnia, Finland) and bonfires alone with midsummer in the rest of Finland.

Weird Wild & Wacky Day Observances:
•  National Play your Ukulele Day - May 2
•  Roberts Rule of Order Day - May 2
•  Kite Day - May 3 / Lumpy Rug Day - May 3
•  Hug your cat Day - May 3
•  Garden Meditation Day - May 3
•  National two different colored Shoes Day - May 3
•  Paranormal Day - May 3
•  World Laughter Day is the 1st Sunday in May.
     (see Movable May Holidays)
•  Great American Grump Out - suck it up, refrain
     from getting the grump on - date varies - website
•  International Tuba Day - May 3 ?
•  National Scrapbook Day - May 3
•  Make-A-Book Day - May 4
•  International Respect for Chickens Day - May 4
•  Star Wars Day - 4
•  Cartoonists Day - May 5
•  Totally Chipotle Day - May 5
•  No Homework Day - May 6
•  O. Henry Pun Day - May 6
•  Paste-Up Day--May 7
•  No Sock Day - May 8
•  Have A Coke Day - May 8
•  Stay up all night Day - Date varies
•  Tear the Tags Off the Mattress Day - May 9
•  Lost Sock Memorial Day - May 9
•  Hurray for Buttons Day - May 9
•  Peter Pan Day - May 9 -  celebrates
     (Author James Matthew Born 1860 in Scotland)
•  Trust Your Intuition Day - May 10
•  Clean Up Your Room Day - May 10
•  Root Canal Appreciation Day -May 10
•  Eat What You Want Day - May 11
•  Jigsaw Puzzle Day - May 11
•  Limerick Day (Edward Lear's birthday) - May 12
•  Hug Your Cat Day - May 13, 19, june,
•  Frog Jumping Day - May 13
•  Cough Drop Day - May 13
•  Leprechaun Day--May 13
•  Blame Someone Else Day - May 13
•  National Dance Like A Chicken Day - May 14
•  Crazy Day- May 14
•  Marshmallow Fluff Birthday- May 14
•  Star Wars Day (Creator George Lucas Born)- May 14
•  Dinosaur Day - May 15
•  Nylon Stockings Day - May 15
•  National Pizza Party Day - see right
•  National Chocolate Chip Day - May 15
•  Over The Rainbow Day - May 15
•  International Pickle Day - May 16
•  Spaghetti-O Debuted - May 16
•  National Sea Monkeys Day - May 16
•  Pack Rat Day - May 17
•  Turn Beauty Inside Out Day - May 17
•  Brown Bag It Thursday - May 17
•  Merry-Go-Round (1620 a Horse Powered Merry-Go-Round Debuted) - May 17
•  No Dirty Dishes day - May 18
•  Visit Your Relative's Day - May 18
•  Worlds Largest Lego Completed - May 19
•  Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day - May 19
•  Frog Jump Day - May 19
•  National Bike To Work Day - May 19
•  Hug Your Cat Day - May 19
•  National Bake Sale Day - May 19
•  Strawberries Day - May 20 (see National Strawberry Month)
•  I Need a Patch For That Day - May 21
•  Toothpaste Tube Birthday - May 22
•  Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day - May 22
•  Lucky Penny Day - May 23
•  National Pickle Day - May 23
•  Scavenger Hunt Day - May 24
•  Mary Had A Little Lamb Day -May 24
•  National Something day - May 25
•  Nerd Pride Day or Geek Pride Day - May 25
•  National Brown Bag It Day - May 25
•  Gone-ta-pott Day -  May 28
•  My Bucket's Got a Hole in It Day - May 30
•  What you think upon grows Day - date varies

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Food Holidays
Significant May:
Flower of the month: daisies and sweet peas
Zodiac Signs: Aries / The Ram, Taurus / The Bull
Moon Name: Egg Moon, Grass Moon, Hare Moon
When is the Full Moon in April?
Birthstone:  Diamond, White Sapphire / Innocence
Weird Holidays are expressed in the face by the following features:
*Eyebrows that are raised so they become curved and high. * Stretched skin below the eyebrows. * Horizontal wrinkles across the forehead. * Open eyelids: the upper lid is raised and the lower lid is drawn down, often exposing the white sclera above and below the iris. * Dropped jaw so that the lips and teeth are parted, with no tension around the mouth."
Starting Out the month of May: May 1st!
"In the neopagan Wheel of the Year May begins on
Beltane in the northern hemisphere and Samhain in the southern hemisphere."
"In the Irish calendar May 1 is Beltane (Bealtaine), the
first day of Summer, and a public holiday is held on the
first Monday in May."
"In many countries, May Day is May 1. This is celebrated
as Labor Day in many countries."
"In the United Kingdom, May Day is May 1, but a public holiday is held on the first Monday in May."
"In Germany it is an old custom to plant a "Maypole" to honor someone. Often young men set up an adorned birch
in front of their girlfriend's house in the night before May 1.
On May 1, Hawaiians celebrate "Lei Day," first conceived
in 1927 by poet Don Blanding.
Celebrate the holidays with a Party!
Weird Holiday Parties & ideas! / Types of Parties Theme Parties / Party Planning Tips / Gift Giving
Table Setting for Dinner / Party Food
Party Games / Drinking games / Bingo
Parlour games / Children's party games

Weird Monthly Holidays
DecemberAbout Weird Wild & Wacky Holidays
Flowers Of May
The Calendars Flowers are Lily of the Valley which symbolize the return of happiness and Hawthorn.

Lily of the Valley: Its nickname is Our Lady's Tears, because legend has it that the tears Jesus' mother shed at the crucifixion turned into lily of the valley.
Lets Party!


The First Friday in May
is always No Pants Day!
It is a day where everyone, be they students, respectable businessmen, or cherished community leaders, leave their pants behind, and have a little fun.

Usually this means wearing thick, appropriately modest boxer shorts, but bloomers, slips, briefs, and boxer-briefs all work as well.
Read all about it!
Join in on the celebration by leaving your pants at home! Show the world that you will not be taken too seriously! Catch a little extra breeze outside to help cool off! Do your best to keep it all in your boxers!
Mark Your Calendars!
National Pizza Party Day is celebrated each and every year on the
third Friday of May.

That's right, Mark your calendars so you don't forget about National Pizza Party Day! Everybody loves a pizza and pizza party day is filled with pizza parties everywhere.

Listen to the radio & TV because many pizza restaurants run pizza specials in honor of this special day.

Plan A Party
Plan a fun all you can eat pizza party at your house!  Learn to make homemade pizza!
•  Thick crust pizza recipe
•  Thin crust pizza recipe