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
• 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.
• 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
• 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
• Stay up all night Day - Date varies
• Tear the Tags Off the Mattress 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
• Cough Drop 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
• 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
• Visit Your Relative's Day - May 18
• Worlds Largest Lego Completed - May 19
• Send an Electronic Greeting Card Day - May 19
• National Bike To Work Day - May 19
• National Bake Sale Day - May 19
• I Need a Patch For That Day - May 21
• Toothpaste Tube Birthday - May 22
• Buy-A-Musical-Instrument Day - May 22
• Mary Had A Little Lamb Day -May 24
• National Something day - May 25
• National Brown Bag It Day - May 25
• My Bucket's Got a Hole in It Day - May 30
• What you think upon grows Day - date varies
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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
"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.