These May Holidays Will Add A Little Extra Joy To Your Life In Qurantine

Kelsey Hurwitz
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From Woman's Day

The world can seem like a pretty scary place these days. But here at Woman’s Day, we believe it’s possible to recognize the gravity of our current situation without losing our sense of hope and joy. We need to find a reason to celebrate, now more than ever. And when you look for a reason to celebrate, it turns out that there are celebrations to be had every day. These holidays in May are the perfect reason to experience some joy in your life, and share that joy with those around you. Whether you want to have a paper airplane flying contest for National Paper Airplane Day or you want to pretend you're in Napa Valley and do a wine tasting for National Wine Day, there are dozens of fun ways you can celebrate the unique holidays that take place in May. And don't forget to share photos of your amazing celebrations with the hashtag #WDCelebrates, so the Woman's Day community can all come together in celebration. Happy holidays!

May 1

  • National Loyalty Day
  • May Day
  • National Mother Goose Day
  • National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • School Principals' Day (If you love your school principal, consider taking the time to write a thoughtful thank you note. Trust us, it's good for your health.)
  • Silver Star Service Banner Day
  • National Space Day
  • School Lunch Hero Day

May 2

  • National Truffle Day
  • National Fitness Day (Starting your fitness journey? Take a look at Woman's Day walking workouts.)
  • National Scrapbook Day
  • National Homebrew Day

May 3

  • National Garden Meditation Day
  • National Specially-Able Pets Day
  • National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
  • National Chocolate Custard Day
  • National Raspberry Pop Over Day
  • National Textiles Day
  • National Montana Day
  • National Lemonade Day (If you want a jazzed up lemonade, try this sparkling thyme lemonade.)
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May 4

  • National Star Wars Day ("May the fourth be with you!")
  • National Renewal Day
  • National Orange Juice Day
  • National Candied Orange Peel Day
  • Bird Day

May 5

  • National Astronaut Day
  • National Cartoonists Day
  • National Totally Chipotle Day
  • National Hoagie Day
  • Cinco de Mayo (Try these recipes for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo celebration!)
  • National Foster Care Day
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 6

  • National Nurses Day
  • National Beverage Day
  • National Crepe Suzette Day
  • National School Nurse Day
  • National Skilled Trades Day
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May 7

  • National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • National Day of Prayer (Begin with these prayers for peace, if you're not sure where to start.)
  • National Day of Reason
  • World Password Day

May 8

May 9

  • National Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • National Moscato Day (If you're feeling adventurous, try one of these wine slushee recipes for an even sweeter celebration.)
  • National Butterscotch Brownie Day
  • National Sleepover Day
  • National Birth Mother's Day
  • National Babysitter's Day
  • National Dog Mom's Day
  • National Train Day
  • National Archery Day
  • National Miniature Golf Day
  • Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day
Photo credit: mark atkinson

May 10

  • Mother's Day
  • National Clean Up Your Room Day
  • National Shrimp Day
  • National Washington Day

May 11

  • National Eat What You Want Day
  • National Foam Rolling Day
  • National Twilight Zone Day
  • National Women's Checkup Day

May 12

  • National Limerick Day
  • National Nutty Fudge Day
  • National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

May 13

  • National Crouton Day
  • National Frog Jumping Day
  • National Apple Pie Day (There are so many ways to make this classic dessert, and each one is totally delicious. Try one of these apple pie recipes)
  • National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • National Receptionists' Day
  • National Third Shift Workers' Day
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May 14

  • National Decency Day
  • National Dance Like a Chicken Day
  • National Underground America Day
  • National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • National Chocolate Chip Day (Most desserts taste better with a sprinkling of chocolate chips, and these chocolate chip recipes will be sure to satisfy your cravings.)
  • National Nylon Stocking Day
  • National Endangered Species Day
  • National Pizza Party Day
  • NASCAR Day

May 16

  • Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
  • National Barbecue Day
  • National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day (If you need some inspiration, try one of these good neighborly deeds.)
  • National Love a Tree Day
  • National Mimosa Day
  • National Sea Monkey Day
  • National Biographer's Day
  • National Armed Forces Day
  • National Learn to Swim Day
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May 17

  • National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • National Graduation Tassel Day
  • National Walnut Day
  • National Idaho Day

May 18

  • National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • National No Dirty Dishes Day
  • National Cheese Soufflé Day

May 19

  • National Devil's Food Cake Day

May 20

  • National Be a Millionaire Day
  • National Pick Strawberries Day (And after you pick them, try making one of these incredible strawberry desserts!)
  • National Rescue Dog Day
  • National Quiche Lorraine Day
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
  • National Juice Slush Day
Photo credit: Diana Miller

May 21

  • National American Red Cross Founder's Day
  • National Waitstaff Day
  • National Strawberries and Cream Day
  • National Memo Day

May 22

  • National Craft Distillery Day
  • World Paloma Day
  • National Maritime Day
  • National Solitaire Day
  • National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
  • National Vanilla Pudding Day

May 23

  • National Lucky Penny Day
  • National Taffy Day

May 24

  • National Yucatan Shrimp Day
  • National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day
  • Brother's Day
  • National Scavenger Hunt Day
  • National Escargot Day
  • National Wyoming Day
Photo credit: Mathieu Young

May 25

May 26

May 27

  • National Grape Popsicle Day
  • National Senior Health and Fitness Day
Photo credit: Alistair Berg

May 28

  • National Brisket Day
  • National Hamburger Day (Check out this hamburger cooking tip to take your burgers to the next level.)

May 29

  • National Paperclip Day
  • National Coq Au Vin Day

May 30

  • National Creativity Day
  • National Water a Flower Day
  • National Mint Julep Day
  • World Multiple Sclerosis Day (Educate yourself on these MS symptoms.)

May 31

  • National Save Your Hearing Day
  • National Speak in Sentences Day
  • National Macaroon Day
  • National Utah Day
  • National Smile Day


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