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National Provider Appreciation Day is on the Friday before Mother’s Day, May 7 this year. Childcare workers are celebrated on this day, including teachers, nannies, and caregivers, all of who are esse…

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We celebrate National Space Day on the first Friday in May, or on May 7 this year. It was created to inspire all of us in the pursuit of knowledge and progress. There’s so much going on in the univers…

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day, on May 8 every year, is devoted to the ultimate custard-and-cream concoction. On this day, we contemplate the sheer deliciousness of the coconut cream pie and, of cours…

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If the very thought of National Have a Coke Day on May 8 makes you want to break into song, you’re not alone. Recorded countless times since it was written in 1971, the song “I’d Like To Teach The Wor…

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Within Islam, Isra and Mi’raj, celebrated on the 27th day of the 7th month of the Muslim calendar, refers to a miraculous nighttime journey undertaken by the Prophet Muhammad, in two legs. First from …

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Remember when the Peace Corps adopted the slogan “The toughest job you’ll ever love”? No offense, Peace Corps, but that adage is more appropriate for motherhood — a job that is ever-changing and frequ…

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With the exception of people who are born organized neat freaks, we can all admit our rooms can get chaotic from time to time. To the delight of parents and more polished family and friends, May 10 is…

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If the fictional character Bubba from the movie Forrest Gump had his way, every day would be National Shrimp Day. A connoisseur of all different types of the crustacean, and every which way to cook th…

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Restricting yourself from your favorite foods can be difficult. That is why, on May 11, we celebrate National Eat What You Want Day! On this day, people are encouraged to treat themselves by giving in…

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National Third Shift Day is celebrated on the second Wednesday of May, on May 11 this year. We take the opportunity to celebrate and thank the people that work throughout the night to keep the communi…

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They’re overworked and underappreciated. National Receptionists Day on May 12 (second Wednesday each May) is our chance to show these men and women that we truly know who runs the office. Reception…

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On May 13, Fair Trade Day will honor the movement for a world in which all laborers are paid more fairly for the work they do and the products they create. Fair trade aims to create a more equal and p…

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Holiday History Holiday Timeline Frequently Asked Questions Why We Love This Holiday Ways You Can Celebrate Related Holidays Seeing as May 13 is International Hummus Day we …

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There’s nothing quite like a flaky, buttermilk biscuit paired with jam, honey, maple syrup, or butter to send your taste buds into overdrive. What better way to celebrate a long-standing Southern trad…

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National Dance Like A Chicken Day on May 14 is all about reliving fond memories of busting out the iconic Chicken Dance. Whether it was in elementary school or at an event last week, everyone has done…

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Armed Forces Day is a special holiday for people all over the world to come together and thank the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. First conceived by President Harry S. Truman, the ho…

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International Astronomy Day is celebrated twice a year, close to the first quarter moon of spring and fall — on May 15 and October 9, this year. We couldn’t be more thrilled to enjoy this day by doing…

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Brunch enthusiasts and cocktail fanatics mark your calendars — May 16 is National Mimosa Day! This classic mixed drink, which is equal parts brut champagne and fruit juice (usually orange juice), has …

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May 16 is National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day, a time to pay tribute to those who have paved the way for the LGBT (Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender) community to obtain and continue to seek importa…

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They may not be as popular as almonds or peanuts, but let’s show walnuts some respect: they’re great for your heart, your brain, and your bones; you can incorporate them into any meal; and they’ve lit…

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Pack Rat day falls on May 17. This is the perfect day to take a little time off and dig into closets, garages, and other storage spaces with one mission: to declutter. Hoarding can sometimes go under …

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Whether you’re a mother, father, sister, brother, or roommate, no one likes dirty dishes. That is why on May 18, we celebrate National No Dirty Dishes Day. A holiday most likely created by an upset pa…

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When you’re doing desserts, why go halfway? Rich in flavor and moist in texture, devil’s food cake is a favorite for chocolate-lovers. They get their chance to celebrate their love for the dessert on …

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When you think of being a millionaire, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? It could be the ability to buy whatever you want, travel the world, practice philanthropy on a grand scale, or ju…

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Having a blast on National Pizza Party Day is no pie-in-the-sky idea. Pizza’s the very definition of a good time and your May 21 options are plentiful. Whip up something at home or head out to a wild …

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Animal lovers and conservationists unite: May 21 is National Endangered Species Day. This is a day to consider the dwindling populations of certain animals and work together to help. Environmental con…

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If you’re looking for a day to show your love for our planet, why not celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22? This is a day dedicated to making sure that Earth remains a place …

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