Hard to believe May is just around the corner. It’s the month where the summer holidays kick off, time to get out and do some gardening and drink as many beers as possible while celebrating some of the lesser known holidays in the merry merry month of May.
It all starts with May Day on the first of the month and ends with a bash of beer and BBQ over the Memorial weekend. But sandwiched in between is a plethora of partying, pageantry and a palooza of holidays.
There is Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day, two holiday mothers that are worth celebrating. May 1 is also Save the Rhino Day and on May 5 and 6 are three holidays I like to celebrate concurrently. National Hoagie Day, Oyster Day and Beverage Day. How about ordering an oyster po’boy and washing it down with a cold one?
Star Wars Day and National Candied Orange Peel Day are observed on May 4. May the candied orange peel be with you.
May 8 is No Socks Day and May 9 is Lost Sock Memorial Day. I’m still trying to figure out how to tie those two holidays together but I can’t find my socks.
National Sea Monkey Day is May 16. Nothing like inviting a bunch of chimpanzee monkeys over to splash around in the backyard pool for that one.
But there are three May holidays I enjoy and are worth celebrating.
The first Friday of May is International Tuba Day, have you hugged your favorite tuba lately? May 11 is Twilight Zone Day. Imagine having a day set aside to remember Rod Serling. Now imagine that the date has no tie-in with the TV series or Rod Serling’s birthdate. Welcome to the Twilight Zone.
And finally, just a few days before the Memorial Weekend on May 24 is National Escargot Day, a day to celebrate and eat snails.
Check out the list for a look inside these three fun holidays.
Happy May everybody.