To many of us, May is the unofficial start of summer. Longer days, more sunshine and warmer temperatures have us feeling anything but the winter blues. The month of May is often doted on for providing us with a shift in weather and mindset, boosting our moods and bringing about a flourishing feeling when it comes to all things love. After all, May was named after the Greek goddess of fertility, spring and growth, Maia. We love the change in season and are beyond excited for the impending summer season, but there is so much more to celebrate this month too.
To get you ready to celebrate, here are a few May staples:
Astrology Signs: Taurus (April 20 - May 20)/ Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Color of the Month: Violet
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Important Historical Dates: Cinco De Mayo (Celebration of Mexican Army's victory over the French Empire)
Now, dive headfirst into some of our favorite May holidays to enjoy an abundance of celebrations all month long.
Kentucky Derby Day
All things fancy happen on the first Saturday of May… we can bet on it. Grab your biggest hats and enjoy the race with friends in person or virtually.
National Truffle Day and National Lemonade Day
There’s one word that comes to mind when we think of May 2nd: YUM. Spend time indulging in your favorite truffle treats or enjoy a glass of lemonade, in your favorite cup, on your front porch and enjoy the sunshine. Either way, celebrate the yum!
National Garden Meditation Day
Embrace your green thumb and spend your day in the garden. Whether you’re a world-class gardener or a savvy beginner a lot can be found within when you meditate in your garden. Kick the relaxation up a notch by journaling about your meditation experience.
National Star Wars Day
May the force be with you today and everyday. Share your love of Star Wars with the world by sharing your favorite quotes, pictures or Star Wars stories on social media or outfit your outfit with some fun Star Wars inspired gear.
Cinco de Mayo
A day we celebrate Mexican culture and heritage as a community, even outside of Mexico. Indulge in Mexican cuisine and enjoy your favorite Mexican inspired drinks, like whiskey from a Mexican-inspired sugar skull decanter.
National Nurses Day
Now, more than ever, is a time to celebrate and recognize the nurses in our life and community. Share your love for nurses on social media and treat the nurses in your life to a special gift to let them know you’re thinking of them and appreciate all they do.
National Military Spouse Appreciation Day
The unsung hero of the military is the spouse who stays behind. Today is a day to celebrate the millions of women and men who bravely stand beside their spouse during the most trying times in their career on the battlefield. Support and celebrate the military spouses you know today.
National Dog Mom’s Day
Pups are extensions of our family and often doted on as another child, especially by the dog mom of the family. If you consider yourself a dog person today is the day to celebrate the love you have for your dog.
National Moscato Day
Cheers! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite moscato and relax.
National Clean Up Your Room Day
There is nothing quite like a holiday to initiate spring cleaning. Spend time together going through your older belongings and consider donating them to a local charity as part of your cleaning efforts. Pay it forward.
National Eat What You Want Day
We think this should be a daily choice, but why not indulge yourself a little more today. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too, so go on!
National Odometer Day
Take to the open road and enjoy the ride. Make sure to pack the essentials and take in the sites as you add a few digits to your odometer.
National Apple Pie Day
We love any excuse to indulge in a staple sweet treat. Enjoy a slice of your favorite apple pie or, at least, fill your home with the aroma of it with an apple pie scented candle.
National Dance Like a Chicken Day
The day speaks for itself. Go out there and dance your socks off.
National Armed Forces Day
Celebrate the troops today by giving thanks for their sacrifices. Leave a thoughtful military-inspired gift on their doorstep or shout out their efforts on social media.
National Barbeque Day
Nothing screams summer quite like barbeque, right? Add your charcoal to the grill, pull out your favorite BBQ tool set and grill your favorite cuts of meat.
National Idaho Day
Spend some time learning about the great state of Idaho and share fun facts with friends.
National Visit Your Relatives Day
With COVID restrictions lifting and vaccine numbers rising, we couldn’t think of a better time for this holiday to pop up. Go out and spend time, safely, with people you love, no strings attached.
National Devil’s Food Cake Day
Another yummy day to enjoy a delicious cake for dessert. Indulge a little!
National Rescue Dog Day
Whether you own a rescue dog or know someone who does, today is the day to celebrate that sweet pup. It is also a great day to consider adopting your own rescue dog to add to your family.
National Pizza Party Day
Hello easy and delicious dinner. There is nothing better than a delicious slice of pizza with family and friends. Take this day as an opportunity to throw your own pizza party.
National Buy an Instrument Day
If you’ve ever considered trying out a new instrument, today is the day. Invest in an instrument that you want to learn or sign up for music lessons at a local music school. If you love music, but don’t want to spend too much money or time investing in lessons, celebrate by listening to your favorite tunes. A music lover can be born at any age.
National Lucky Penny Day
Much like a four leaf clover, pennies can bring on a plethora of luck. Go on a scavenger hunt to find your next lucky penny today.
Today is a day to celebrate your brother. Whether he’s a sports fanatic or a grill master, spoil him with a gift he will enjoy for years to come.
National Wine Day
Need we say more? Grab your favorite bottle and glass and drink up.
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Cheesecake is a favorite dessert across the country. Add blueberries and you have a little bit of extra indulgence. Enjoy!
National Grape Popsicle Day
Popsicles are some of our favorite summertime cold treats. Enjoy a grape popsicle while celebrating a national holiday.
National Hamburger Day
On the cusp of summer you can never have too many reasons to grill outdoors. Enjoy the American staple today and grill to your heart’s content.
National Coq au Vin Day
Pull up a delicious recipe for this French dish of chicken, wine, pork, mushrooms and garlic and enjoy. Trying new recipes is always a fun treat.
National Creativity Day
Tap into your creative side today. Whether you enjoy painting, drawing, writing, jewelry making or gardening, take time today to do what you love.
National Smile Day
End the month by spreading happiness wherever you go. Smile at strangers from afar and put on your happiest face as you embrace all that is ahead for you this season. A simple smile can make someone’s whole day brighter.