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Holidays and Celebrations in May - Some Fun, Some Unusual and Some Strange

Updated on February 13, 2015

Holidays and Celebrations in May - Some Fun, Some Unusual and Some Strange

It’s May and we have been enjoying spring and all the wonderful and new things that come with the advent of a new growing season. The weather is warm, the birds are singing, and the flowers are blooming.

May has many great reasons to celebrate. May is that special month when we honor our mom and let her know how much we appreciate what she have done for us. It is time for graduations and new beginnings. The school session is ending and everyone is starting to think about plans for the summer.

Take a look at this May calendar and see all the other great reasons to celebrate life "in the merry ole month of May"!

May's Monthly Observances

National Asparagus Month - Asparagus officinalis is a tall green flowering vegetable. It is cultivated worldwide but is native to western Asia, northern Africa and most of Europe. An interesting note: the odor of everyone’s urine is affected by asparagus (even as quickly as 15 minutes), but only 25% of the people can actually smell the odor!

American Wetlands Month–Wetlands can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Wetlands generally include marshes, swamps, bogs and other similar areas. The United States Environmental Protection Agency offers some great teaching resources and programs about the wetlands. Wetlands are important food sources and breeding grounds for many animals and birds.

BBQ Month – I’m from Texas and barbeque is BIG in Texas. But I’ve heard everything is bigger in Texas! So I will be celebrating this month by cooking on the grill and creating some lip smackin’ good barbeque. So get the grill ready and let’s BBQ!

Go Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month– The Go Fetch! Food Drive held in May was created to help animals who are abandoned and left to fend for themselves, those in shelters, those belonging to low-income families, and animals whose human companions are homeless. Consider setting up a Go Fetch! Food Drive or Challenge of your own.

National Egg Month– May celebrates eggs! In the past eggs have gotten the bum rap, but many people are beginning to realize the nutritional value of eggs. Eggs are a very good source of protein, and can supply humans with all essential amino acids along with many vitamins and minerals. It is indeed, the incredible, edible egg!

Do you have an invention?

National Inventors Month - What is National Inventors Month all about? It is a time set aside to remember the contributions that inventors have made to society. Inventors have changed our lives and will continue to do so, often making sacrifices in many areas of their lives. It is through their talents and their bravery that our lives are continuously improved.

World Lyme Disease Awareness Month – Lyme disease is a bacterial infection carried by ticks who transmit the disease to humans and other animals through their bites as they feed on their victims blood. Worldwide, health authorities have declared it to be the fastest growing vector-borne infectious illness in the world.

National Smile Month– This is the month to show off those big pearly whites. Keep smiling and make everyone wonder just exactly what you’ve been doing!

Spanish Olive Pasta Salad
Spanish Olive Pasta Salad | Source

Get Caught Reading Month – I like this particular celebration. I can think of only a couple other things I would like to get caught doing more than reading, and one is writing. So take some time out of your busy schedule and Get Caught Reading!

National Salad Month – What a great way to welcome the coming of summer – by making and eating salads. Salads are usually easy to make and are typically very healthy for you. Salads are not just vegetables either. They can be made with a wide variety of ingredients including vegetables, pasta, meats, seafood, legumes, grains and fruit. Make a salad and enjoy it! In this article, Spanish Olive Pasta Salad and 10 Other Vegetarian Pasta Salad Recipes, you will find 11 great pasta salads to delight your palate and your waistline!

Skin Cancer Awareness Month – Do you know what the signs of skin cancer are? Did you know that tanning booths can cause cancer? Are you consistent about using sun screen when spending extended times outside? Do you know you can get a sunburn even on cloudy days? Check out these and many more facts as part of your observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month.

Older American's Month – The elderly population of the world is increasing worldwide as humans are living longer. With this aging population, the world is facing many issues in proportions that it has never had to do so before, one of those being the increase in Alzheimer’s disease. Check out this author’s Alzheimer’s articles, three of which are: How to Talk with Someone Who Has Alzheimer's or Memory Loss~ Communication & Short Term Memory Loss, Senior Care: Early Stage Alzheimer's: Preparing for a Life with Alzheimer's, and Senior Care: Early Stage Alzheimer's: Take the Team Approach.

National Teacher's Day– Don’t forget to honor the teachers you know on National Teacher’s Day which occurs on Tuesday in the first full week of May. If you have children, be sure to send in gifts for the teacher with your children. The teachers in your children’s life invest much into the lives of your children. Check out the 10 Top Gifts for Teachers!

National Day of Prayer – The National Day of Prayer is observed on the first Thursday in May.

Facts about the National Day of Prayer (NDP):

  • The first Continental Congress called for a National Day of Prayer in 1775
  • A National Day of Prayer was established in 1952
  • Between 1789-2011, “there have been 137 national calls to prayer” by the President of the United States.
  • Between the years of 1952-2011, every president has signed a NDP proclamation, with Gerald Ford and George H. Bush signing two in the same year.
  • Since 1775, records show 965 state and federal call for national prayer through 2011.

Happy Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is celebrated the second Sunday of May! On this day we take time out of our busy schedules to remember our mothers, both living and deceased, and all the wonderful things they have done for us and taught us throughout our lives. We honor them in various ways on this day, showering them with cards, flowers, gifts, our presence, and our love. Happy Mother’s Day to all of our wonderful mothers!

For Some, Mother's Day is Extremely Difficult

Suffering from infertility, Mother’s Day was often very difficult for me. I so wanted to have a child, so when I got pregnant (only once) I was ecstatic. And when I miscarried I was crushed. Working on this calendar, I have come across two other observances that honor people like me – those who were never able to carry a child, National Infertility Survival Day and International Baby Lost (Bereaved) Mother's Day.

National Infertility Survival Day

The first is National Infertility Survival Day which is celebrated the first Sunday of every May. Founded in 2004, National Infertility Survival Day was created by Beverly Barna, author of Infertility Sucks! Keeping it All Together When Sperm and Egg Stubbornly Remain Apart (Xlibris Corporation, 2002).

Ms. Barna has this to say about this holiday: “…I hope [this day] will lift their spirits … to celebrate themselves and that which they do have … not to negate the very real despair … Rather, it’s an opportune time to stop and smell the Chanel, and also to blunt the emotional pummeling that can occur leading up to, on and around Mother’s Day. And it’s also a vehicle through which those close to them can provide meaningful, creative, and fun support." I so very well remember the pain leading up to that day, so if you can make it easier for someone in this situation, be sure to read up about it and see what you can do to help them through this difficult time.

This holiday also has a facebook page. The page stated, “All roses, no thorns. Think like a cynic. Hope like a Saint. Give yourself the breaks you deserve.” Those are very profound words that can cut deep month after agonizing month, as each menstrual came by repeatedly dashing hopes.

International Baby Lost (Bereaved) Mother's Day

The second is International Baby Lost Mother’s Day, also known as International Bereaved Mother’s Day, which is observed on the first Sunday in May. For those who have hoped and loved, and then lost, this day was created to honor who carry the memory of a child in their hearts, rather than in their arms.

A facebook page is also available for those interested in this venue.

Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday in May.
Memorial Day is now observed on the last Monday in May. | Source

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, once known as Decoration Day, has been celebrated to honor those who have died in war since the American Civil War. In has been observed on various dates and initially on two different dates – one for the north and one for the south. In the early 1900’s the observances were combined to honor all who had died, and the date was set on May 30th.

In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Holidays Bill, and at that time Memorial Day was moved to the last Monday in May in order to establish a three-day weekend. Federally the law went into effect in 1971.

The Memorial Day Poppy

In Flanders Fields” inspired Moina Michael to write an additional verse to the poem:

“We cherish too, the Poppy red
That grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies.”

After writing the above verse, Ms. Michael decided to wear a red poppy on Memorial Day. The practice grew and by 1922 the VFW was selling poppies made by disable veterans.

Many people feel moving the traditional observance of Memorial Day to the last Monday has caused Americans to forget the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is being celebrated less and less, and graves of the fallen are now often ignored and neglected.

Daily Holidays and Celebrations in May

1Save the Rhino Day – Save the Rhino Day has been set aside to make everyone aware of the plight of the rhinoceros. Although I might be more inclined for a “Save Me from the Rhino Day”, this unfortunate lumbering giant has been hunted to near extinction. The rhinoceros lives in Africa and is thought to be a remnant from the age of the dinosaurs. The rhinoceros has been hunted for safari sport and hunted for its horn by poachers. The horn is used for medicinal purposes, to create carved statues and knife handles.

Watch the video below to view these lumbering giants in their natural habitat and learn some interesting facts about them.

A Beautiful Older Gazebo
A Beautiful Older Gazebo | Source

2National Truffles Day – Today is the day for all of you that crave a silky-smooth chocolate ball, otherwise known as a truffle. Have you ever considered making truffles for yourself? Watch this step-by-step video tutorial showing how to make truffles. If you are looking for a great recipe there are plenty to choose from. Truffle Recipes contains over 100 recipes for you to choose from. Whatever you do, never ever trifle with the truffle!

3Lumpy Rug Day and Garden Meditation Day – I actually chose two holidays for this one. First check to make sure that you truly do have a lumpy rug! Then let’s put that rug in a garden structure like the one pictured on the right and enjoy your outdoor living environment. When the surroundings are this beautiful, you won't even notice the lumpy rug!

Need a canopy or gazebo? Here is a great alternative!

Who could resist this look?
Who could resist this look? | Source
Yes, they really are quite "silkie"!
Yes, they really are quite "silkie"! | Source

4Respect for Chickens Day – Anyone who has read any of my Silkie Chicken articles would know that I absolutely had to choose this celebration for this day. I still haven’t talked my husband into letting me get a Silkie chicken, but that doesn’t mean I am finished either. But then there is the Turken, otherwise known as the Transylvanian Naked Neck Chicken – yes there is such a chicken! That one might be a little harder to respect. So what did I not choose … and it was really hard, but it was Intergalactic Star Wars Day! I have been a big Star Wars fan and I wanted to say, “May the fourth be with you!”

5Totally Chipotle Day – It is interesting, that Totally Chipotle Day and Cinco De Mayo both fall on the same day, but I guess it was probably planned that way. Why not celebrate with a chipotle recipe such as a salad with Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette Dressing or Chipotle Corn Salsa Recipe.

6International No Diet Day – The link provided with the title of this holiday provides for very interesting reading. Dieting can actually be bad for your health for several reasons. It is time to make peace with your body and yourself. Today is the day to take that very first step. International No Diet Day was founded in 1992 by Mary Evans Young. Although it was first established in England, it is now celebrated all over the world.

7Beaufort Scale Day – Now I know very few of you know what a Beaufort Scale is! I know I certainly didn’t. So after reading this, you can say with certainty that you learned something new today! The Beaufort Scale, also known as the Bofor Scale, was devised by British naval officer Sir Francis Beaufort in 1806. It is used to evaluate wind forces on a scale from 0 (calm) to 12 (hurricane) without the use of any special instruments. It is based on observation only! Although many techniques for evaluating wind forces at the time, this scale was eventually adopted internationally in 1874.

My Favorite Color of Iris
My Favorite Color of Iris | Source

8Iris Day – Iris Day celebrates this wonderful spring flowers. I have naturalized them on my property and every year I am rewarded with more flowers that I did not have to do anything to care for. They are so carefree and easy to grow. If you do not have any planted in your beds, consider doing so today. They add a nice evergreen textural touch to any bed. Japan has a special place for the iris. It is said to ward off evil spirits, and on this day, the even bathe with Iris leaves in the water to prevent illness. The also extract the juice from the leaves and drink it in their Sake to ensure longevity!

9National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – In this day and time, children are under more stress in our world than they have ever been. It is sad, that in a time that children should be free from care, their burdens are often as great as the adults, and often for different reasons. Depression is running rampant among our children. I have written two articles about stress in children’s lives, Helping Your Child Discover What is Causing Stress in their Lives and Kids and Stress ~ Stress Management for Children. The first article even has a test for kids to take that measures the amount of stress in their lives. Check them out. The check out an article by Vinaya Ghimire, Let the Children Play: A Story in Pictures, about children in Nepal. I have even written an article that could be part of an answer to this developing problem, Blessing the Children: Speaking Love and Blessings to Your Child.

10Root Canal Appreciation Day – Now I have had a few root canals in my day! And you may be wondering, why would anyone set aside a day to appreciate a root canal. I was wondering the same thing myself, so I decided to check it out. And I have come to the conclusion that we can celebrate this day! Why, you might be asking? Well, it’s like this … if you have ever really needed a root canal … I mean we are talking some serious pain … then you understand the reason to celebrate!

11Twilight Zone Day – The Twilight Zone is one of TV’s most revered series. This sci-fi/fantasy series aired from 1959-1964 and it explored our hopes and our despairs, our prides and our prejudices in very interesting ways. The series was created by Rod Serling who also wrote most of the scripts.

12National Limerick Day – May 12th is the birthday of limerick originator Edward Lear. National Limerick Day is celebrated now in his honor. To do the celebration justice, consider writing a limerick of your own.

Limerick Books:

Here are 5 sites to read lots of limericks:

  • Loony Limericks: Nice Limericks

    Loony Limericks: Nice Limerick Collection

  • Loony Limericks: Naughty Limericks

    Loony Limericks: Naughty Limerick Collection

  • Dirty Limericks

  • Limericks

    A comprehensive resource for limericks online. The most famous limericks by Edward Lear are featured on poetry online. Classic information regarding the works of Browing, Eliot, Joyce, Tennyson and Butler are fully featured on limericks online.

  • Limericks

    Literacy - Learn about limericks! Contains lots of examples and suggested activities. Limericks in the classroom.

13Leprechaun Day – Although it’s not St. Paddy’s Day, it is Leprechaun Day! These tiny little fellows have garnered a day of their own. Irish folklore tells us that Leprechauns have a hidden pot of gold; and if you can catch him, he has to give it to you. So it’s time to grab your net and go searching for the elusive Leprechaun. Be sure to read some more limericks today!


Butterfly Nets Work Well at Catching Leprechauns:

Dance the Chicken Dance any time you want!

14National Chicken Dance Day – Today is National Chicken Dance Day, also known as National Dance like a Chicken Day! How much fun is that?!? This gives you the perfect excuse to get off you seat and onto your feet, click on the video below to join the kids in a zany dance. This is your chance to act like a kid again!

15Hug Your Cat Day – If you are one of those lucky people, and a cat has chosen you to be its owner, then today is the day to let that cat know you really appreciate their choice! Hug your cat and share a special treat with them.

16National Sea Monkey Day – National Sea Monkey Day celebrates a creature that seems to magically come to life with placed in water. These creatures have the ability to fascinate adults and children alike! To celebrate, have your own Sea Monkey Party , make a special Sea Monkey Drink, or purchase a sea monkey kit and raise some of these fascinating creatures for yourself! Let me share an interesting fact about sea monkeys with you! They breathe through their feet! It is thought they may have had to adapt because they have 3 eyes on their head!

17Pack Rat Day – Do you consider yourself to be a pack rat? If so, today is your day! Take some time today to dig into your treasure trove and enjoy it to the max! With the economy like it is more people are becoming pack rats!

All kids, ages 0-110, love the circus!
All kids, ages 0-110, love the circus! | Source

18 - I love Reeses Day – If you love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate that can be found in every Reeses Peanut Butter Cup, today is your day! To celebrate the marriage of peanut butter and chocolate, bake some Reeses Pieces Brownies or Peanut Butter Cup Cookies.

19Circus Day – Today is the day to plan to visit the circus. Be sure to take a child with you to witness their wonder first hand as they watch the high wire artist, the frolicking clowns, and the roaring lions. Enjoy the sounds and sights that can only be found at a circus! Circus fact: The Ringling Brother’s Circus has been in existence since 1884!

20First Photo Sent From Space - The Hubble telescope sent its first image from space in 1990. To is a day to enjoy many other wonderful views the Hubble has provided by viewing the Nebulae.

21Turn Beauty Inside Out Day –Although sources could not agree on the day in May for which to celebrate this day, it was agreed that it should be celebrated. Everyone notices outer beauty, but it is the inner beauty that is the greatest prize. Outer beauty can be superficial, but the inner beauty is the essence of the person. The outer beauty can be stripped away, but even death cannot destroy the impact that inner beauty has had on other people’s lives. Do you know someone that is truly beautiful on the inside? Let them know how much you appreciate, respect, and admire that inner beauty!

22United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity – Every year a theme is chosen on which to focus the attention on the importance of biodiversity. Some themes from the past have been forests, drylands, agriculture, poverty, and marine environments. Biological diversity is very important because everything on the earth is so delicately interwoven together. As things begin to disappear, the threads holding everything together begins to unravel. Changes start occurring like dominoes falling against each other and it becomes very hard to stop the process.

23World Turtle Day - World Turtle Day set up by the American Tortoise Rescue was first celebrated in 2000. This day is set aside to bring to our attention the needs and issues surrounding the turtle. Check out this list of 12 things you can do to honor these gentle though jeopardized creatures.

24Scavenger Hunt Day – Today is a day to get crazy and act like a kid again by enjoying a good old-fashioned scavenger hunt. Celebrate this day by planning to have a Scavenger Hunt Day Party.

25Geek Pride Day – Wikipedia shared that “Geek Pride Day is an initiative to promote geek culture.” Unlike days gone by, according to a recent survey 57% of Americans now believe it is a compliment to be called a geek. Celebrate Geek Pride day where it is hip to be square.

Two Purple Holidays in a Row!

Have a wonderful slice of blueberry cheesecake today!
Have a wonderful slice of blueberry cheesecake today! | Source
May 27th is Grape Popsicle Day!
May 27th is Grape Popsicle Day! | Source

26Blueberry Cheesecake Day – It’s another food holiday for the merry ole month of May! If you like blueberries, and you like cheesecake, and who doesn’t, then this is the day you have been waiting for. For cheesecake tips and recipes, click here.

27National Grape Popsicle Day – Two purple celebration days in a row! Did you ever wonder who created the first popsicle? The answer may surprise you! It is believed that an 11 year old boy named Frank Epperson left his soda pop (soda water) on the porch overnight with a stirring stick in it. It was very cold that night, and the soda pop froze. Frank Epperson remembered the occasion and 18 years later he started his own business making and selling popsicles.

28Return of the Slugs Day – It almost sounds like a horror movie but it really is a holiday celebrated in Capistrano – the same place where they celebrate the Return of the Swallows! Slugs can be so destructive in my garden, so I really cannot truly imagine celebrating Return of the Slugs Day, but I am trying to have an open mind about it and will leave the salt shaker in the pantry!

29Paper Clip Day – Yes there really is a paper clip day – the day to celebrate paper clips! Celebrate this day by arranging your papers, obviously you would want to use paper clips! Or, how about creating a paperclip chain! Paper clips have come a long way since they were first invented and now can be purchased in a variety of colors and shapes.

30Hole in My Bucket Day – This is another one of those holidays that leave me scratching my head for sure. It is named for the children’s song by the same name. Today, celebrate this song by singing the song with a young child and see how they really enjoy the repetitive words and the circle of reasoning! If you need help singing the song, then see the cute video below.

The Power of Positive Thinking is "The Secret" to Success!

31What You Think Upon Grows Day – This is the day to remember that your thoughts can become realities. Those things that you dwell on take more predominance in your life, whereas those you do not are diminished! Remember this old Eastern maxim, What you Think Upon Grows.

There you have it. That winds up the merry ole month of May. Hope you discovered many great ways to celebrate May and to celebrate life in general. Until next month . . .


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    • homesteadbound profile imageAUTHOR

      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      It is so good to see you again, molometer! I always enjoy your visits. I am having computer issues, so I may miss the June calendar, but I am trying. It might be late. I am glad that you enjoy these. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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      7 years ago from United Kingdom

      Another month chock full of celebrations and events. I like the National Teachers day best. Think we should do that in the UK too.:)

      It is astonishing just how many things can be crammed into one month. These are great hubs Cindy and as always full of interesting facts.

      Voted up 5/5 buttons and sharing.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      billybuc - I am glad that you enjoyed, just don't take any of my hub ideas! lol

      rusticliving - I like no diet day. It just might be my favorite holiday or celebration in May. Of course it needs to fall on the same day as blueberry cheesecake day! Thanks so much

      Anamika - it is good to celebrate every day, and here's to a happy birthday to you in May!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      robie2 - I love asparagus too! That was probably the reason I featured that particular holiday in May! I am pleased that you enjoyed the hub and it sounds like you will be celebrating the whole month of May! Have fun!

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      Anamika S Jain 

      7 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Interesting list, Voted up! I cannot resist a Blueberry Cheesecake any day. I also live by the principle of celebrating life everyday.

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      Liz Rayen 

      7 years ago from California

      Well my sweet Cindy, seems we have something in common!

      Now.. I have to admit, my favorite celebration you have listed is NO DIET DAY! WOO HOO!!!! (Course i think it should be every day!)

      Fab fab fab hub! Voted up & shared! Lisa

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      ktrapp - It does sound like you will be doing a bit of celebrating during the merry ole month of May. And most of the fun was not even on my calendar! It was so good to see you here!

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      Bill Holland 

      7 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great hub! You gave me a couple ideas for hubs and I'm excited about Geek Day! A day in my honor!

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      Roberta Kyle 

      7 years ago from Central New Jersey

      How could I have lived all these years without celebrating National Asparagus month? I'm going to celebrate with gusto this year. I love asparagus--oooh and May is also egg month and American Wetlands month add on dancing around the maypole, MOther's Day and Memorial Day and I am going to be very busy indeed-- thanks for a great hub and a good laugh. Voting up and funny

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      Kristin Trapp 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      Who knew (besides you of course) that there was so much going on in the month of May. My gift-giving budget goes through the roof in May - besides Mother's Day, we've got a few birthdays, anniversaries, and graduations! But I do think I might have to celebrate blueberry cheesecake day.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Nell Rose - thanks for stopping by! By all means enjoy the Popsicle why enjoying the view to outerspace. That is a wonderful way to go. Thanks so much for dropping by!

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      Nell Rose 

      7 years ago from England

      Hi, I never realised that May was so busy, I love the Hubble and the Popsicle days! lol! maybe I should eat the popsicle when staring through the hubble telescope! well, not exactly staring through it, that would mean going to Space, sorry I am rambling on! lol! seriously what a great hub, and fascinating too, voted and thanks for Sharing!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      AEvans - May is indeed a busy month. Those silkies are beautiful chickens for sure. I am pleased that you enjoyed this!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Deborah - It is good to hear that you enjoy these. It takes a lot of effort to put all of this together. I do not blame you on the root canal appreciate day! I had to think long and hard about it. But it is one of those unusual and strange holidays!

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      7 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      I did not know there was so much going on in May. Wow! I do love the chickens, I did not know they could also be so beautiful! An amazing read and well written thanks for putting your heart and soul into this hub. :)

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      Deborah Neyens 

      7 years ago from Iowa

      I love these monthly hubs of yours, Cindy, since I'm always looking for a reason to celebrate! But I think I'll take a pass on root canal appreciation day this month.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Phil Plasma - Yes, there are many holidays and celebrations in May - You have mentioned two great holidays to enjoy. Thanks for stopping by and for the votes!

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      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Wow, that is an enormous May collection. The two notables I have for May are Cinco de Mayo - we've been having a party to celebrate this for quite a few years, and here in Canada we have Victoria Day Weekend, a Monday near the end of the month. For the past seven or eight years my family and two other families have gone together to rent a house for the weekend. It has been lots of fun.

      Great hub voted up and interesting.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Yes, Ardie! I think they are very important. Mother's Day can be very hard for those dealing with infertility, and as you say, those of us who have angels waiting for us. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      teaches12345 - I haven't been to one in years myself. I just might be overdue. We both love the animals, and the highwire and the trapeze are always fun. Here's hoping you have a very merry May as you observe its many holidays and celebrations.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Stephanie - lol... i guess you could also hug your cat and do the chicken dance on your birthday as well. Anyway, Hope it is a great one!

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      7 years ago from Neverland

      May sure has a lot going on! I was especially pleased to hear about the holidays for non-mothers or for mothers who have angels waiting for them.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      alocsin - I think Sea Monkey Day sounds fun too. I never had sea monkeys, but I used to buy brine shrimp to put in my saltwater aquarium and they were fun to watch, until they were gobbled up by the aquarium inhabitants! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      There are certainly a lot of good holidays this month. I may have to convince my hubby to take me to the circus, I haven't been to one in years. Thanks for the information that will come in handy as the month proceeds.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Donna - so glad you enjoyed this. And thanks so much for the pin.

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      Well, there is Mother's Day, Hug Your Cat Day and National Chicken Dance Day...I guess there are several other fun holidays to celebrate! :)

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Stephanie - I do apologize for being remiss of adding your birthday to the calendar. I hope you have found some reasons to celebrate none the less. Merry May!

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      Aurelio Locsin 

      7 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I like Sea Monkey Day -- I used to have them as pets. For anyone who isn't in the know, sea monkeys are just a species of brine shrimp. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      JamaBenee - well, you better rest up, because it is going to be a fantastic month! Then it will be time to party! But what about what is left of April. There are lots of great holidays and celebrations in April also. Whatever you do, make sure you enjoy it!

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      Cindy Murdoch 

      7 years ago from Texas

      Deborah - I can understand that Mother's Day will be sad for you this year. It will be hard, but she will want you to enjoy your own children and grandchildren, and to have them to enjoy you. So take it easy, and remember her, but also remember that she would want for you to have your day as well. I will be thinking about you!

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      Donna Cosmato 

      7 years ago from USA

      Awesome calendar of May must-do events! I pinned it to my Pinterest Fun Holidays board:)

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      Stephanie Henkel 

      7 years ago from USA

      Another great collection of little know celebrations and holidays! You did forget to add my birthday, but I forgive you! :) Thanks for a fun hub! Voted up!

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      Joanna McKenna 

      7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Whew! Reading about all these May holidays has left me too tired to celebrate any of them, Cindy. Oh wait! It's not May yet, so I have time to recuperate before the partying begins!

      Voted up, funny, and awesome! ;D

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX


      CINDY there is a lot in May .. I knew about Mothers day. which is going to be sad. my mothers just past this past year in July. great hub

      Voted up



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