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Free Comic Book Day arrives every first Saturday of May (May 1.) Iconic publishers like DC Comics, Marvel Comics, and Dark Horse Comics — along with others — join forces to make free comics available …

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International Harry Potter Day on May 1 brings merriment to Potterheads around the world. The then UK Prime Minister David Cameron declared this day an official international holiday to honor the lit…

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The American Academy of Dermatology established Melanoma Monday, which falls on the first Monday in May —May 3 this year, to raise awareness of the symptoms, causes, and prevention of the disease, and…

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Do you believe in ghosts? Whether you’re a skeptic or psychic, National Paranormal Day’s the holiday for you. Grab your Ouija board on May 3 and let’s start communicating with the great beyond. I’m…

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National Teacher Day is observed on the first Tuesday of the first full week of May (May 4) and we’re more than ready to show our appreciation to those who have taught us. Everyone has had that favori…

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The 1977 release of “Star Wars” changed Hollywood forever. Four decades later we’re still enthralled. Just last December, “Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker”, was released in theaters. Fol…

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Today is dedicated to the people who (we hope) made your childhood memorable — your siblings. They’ve been there for you during the good times. And they haven’t left your side through the bad (even if…

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Everyone knows what May 5, or Cinco De Mayo, means: tacos, margaritas, fun and fiesta. But did you know that without what happened on this fateful day, the United States may have not existed as we kno…

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National Hoagie Day on May 5 offers us a welcome alternative to the seemingly endless baskets of chips and salsa and mugs of cheap Mexican beer Americans consume to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Today you …

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This May 6, put away your scales and form a new relationship with the person in the mirror for International No Diet Day. For so many people, and especially women, unattainable body standards and pres…

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National Beverage day falls on May 6 and we couldn’t be more excited. The day encourages us to sit back, relax, and enjoy our favorite beverages. Beverages come in many forms. And whether you prefer …

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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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