Lei Day

Lei Day

Every May 1st

If there is one thing that speaks of the tropics, and specifically of Hawaii, it’s that colorful and festive string of flowers known as the Lei. Lei Dei celebrates these traditional gifts for visitors to...

World Play Your Ukulele Day

World Play Your Ukulele Day

Every May 2nd

Always be yourself, unless you can be a ukulele player, then then always be a ukulele player - Unknown Everyone loves the sound of a guitar, it’s true, but those who discount the ukulele based on its...

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Paranormal Day

Paranormal Day

Every May 3rd

Seeing is believing, or at least so the old adage goes. But is it? Because despite how tempting it would be to believe that if you can't see, hear or touch something, it doesn't exist...

Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day

Every May 4th

May 4th has become commonly known as Star Wars Day. And who could be surprised? The words, “May the 4th” seem to beg the rest of the catchphrase be uttered. Regardless of whether you prefer...

Password Day

Password Day

5th May

They’re strange, they’re complex, they’re everywhere and we forget them far more than is absolutely healthy for us. No, we’re not talking about anniversaries (though sometimes we are! You’ll see what we mean) we’re talking...

No Diet Day

No Diet Day

Every May 6th

No Diet Day represents a journey of nearly half-way into the year, and nearly half a year from our New Year’s Resolutions. For those who have held fast to them, this often means that they...

Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Roast Leg of Lamb Day

Every May 7th

Sheep have had a long history as part of the culinary delights of the world, whether you think of the ubiquitous roast mutton that permeates British culture, or the sheep that were in the manger...

No Socks Day

No Socks Day

Every May 8th

They’re there, they’re on our feet, and most of us have some meager form of love for them. Really, they’re a fantastic invention, warm soft tubes of fabric that go over your feet and ensure...

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Every May 9th

We don’t know where they go, but we know they’re always disappearing there. Is there some kind of vortex created within the whirl of hot air and tumbling wet clothes that exists within the drier?...

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Mother Ocean Day

Mother Ocean Day

Every May 10th

Water is essential to human life. In fact, it is essential to all of the forms of life known to humankind in general, as there are no known species that can survive without it. Though...

Eat What You Want Day

Eat What You Want Day

Every May 11th

Many people spend time stressing over their diet, and what they should or shouldn’t eat, mainly because today’s world is filled with magazine covers sporting perfectly toned, perfectly tanned models that constantly make us feel...

International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day

Every May 12th

Unfortunately, many people seem to think that the most important people in the healthcare system are the doctors, but this is simply not true. Ever the underdog, nurses play a key role in all of...

Blame Someone Else Day

Blame Someone Else Day

13th May

Blame Someone Else Day is the compulsive liar’s dream day; a whole 24-hours’ worth of constant finger pointing at unsuspecting victims, a day which would make your nagging mother-in-law think twice about badgering anyone ever...

Train Day

Train Day

14th May (Second Saturday in May)

They cross thousands of miles across the countryside all over the world, transporting goods and passengers to places far flung, and bringing back the same to their point of origin. Two gleaming lines of silver...

Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate Chip Day

Every May 15th

Is there anything that makes everything better like chocolate? Obviously not, that’s why the ultimate in chocolate portability was designed, the chocolate chip. Chocolate chips are not only easy to transport around, they’re also completely...

Sea Monkey Day

Sea Monkey Day

Every May 16th

If you were a comic book fan as a kid, or a science buff, you may remember these ads existing in your favorite magazine or catalog. They were heavily marketed in the same pages as...

World Baking Day

World Baking Day

Every May 17th

Crunchy cookies, chewy brownies, decadent tortes, cute cupcakes, crusty baked bread…baking is an art this world would just not be the same without. Do you even know anyone who could honestly say they don’t have...

Golf Day

Golf Day

18th May

Its time to pull those clubs out of storage, dust them off, and get ready to hit the green again!  That’s right, it’s Golf Day!  Heralding the beginning of the more Golfer friendly part of...

May Ray Day

May Ray Day

Every May 19th

There’s a saying that goes “April Showers bring May Flowers” that talks about the natural turning of the seasons and how the wonderful spring rains. Each year this turning of the page comes about bringing...

Bike To Work Day

Bike To Work Day

20th May (Third Friday of May)

We all say we’re going to do it every year, stop being so sedentary, get more active, start being a little bit more health conscious and take better care of the environment. Then January 2nd...

World Whisky Day

World Whisky Day

21st May (Third Saturday of May)

If you’re friends with Jack and Jim and spend your weekends with Jameson and Johnnie, then World Whisky Day is going to hold a special significance for you. Whisky is one of the iconic drinks...

Sherlock Holmes Day

Sherlock Holmes Day

Every May 22nd

World-renowned detective. Most portrayed character in history. Icon. Who are we speaking of? Why, Sherlock Holmes, of course! Any self-respecting amateur detective would guess that! The ultimate detective archetype, the character of Sherlock Holmes has...

Turtle Day

Turtle Day

Every May 23rd

We hear in them about parables of being slow and plodding, steady and methodical, and occasionally obsessed with Ninjitsu, news reporters, and pizza. We are, of course, talking about Turtles! Turtles are a type of...

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Tiara Day

Tiara Day

Every May 24th

You! Yes you girl! You are a Queen. Or a Princess. Or a Duchess. You are royalty, each and every one of you, and you deserve to feel like it. No matter what walk of...

Towel Day

Towel Day

Every May 25th

A tribute to Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Towel Day sees fans of the author and the book carrying towels with them to work, to school and as part of...

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Every May 26th

Cheesecake is an institution in itself. The treat's origins go back to Antiquity, but Americans have truly made it their own by adding a variety of flavors. Blueberry Cheesecake Day is here to commemorate the...

Sun Screen Day

Sun Screen Day

Every May 27th

As Baz Luhrmann once sang "If I could offer you only one tip for the future, sunscreen would be it." It's sage advice! Years of health campaigns have ensured that we all know that sun...

Hamburger Day

Hamburger Day

Every May 28th

”Man who invented the hamburger was smart; Man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius.” ~Matthew McConaughey Let’s face it, there isn’t anything in the world quite so delightful as your first bite of a rich, juicy...

Biscuit Day

Biscuit Day

Every May 29th

Calling all smart cookies! Biscuit Day offers the perfect chance to go crackers about one of the world's most popular snacks. But did you realise just how many types of biscuit there are? American biscuits are...

Loomis Day

Loomis Day

Every May 30th

There is a man, as there is always a man (or woman), who is responsible for everything we take for granted today. Neither he nor we could have seen the long term effects of what...

No Tobacco Day

No Tobacco Day

Every May 31st

”I wish we could do something useful with tobacco – Like making fertilizer out of it” ~ Paul Dudley White We see it every day, people standing outside in the rain huddled over a burning stick of...

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Golf Month

Golf Month

Every May

Aaah golf, the sport of old rich people who have the time to spend hours upon hours on the rolling green hills of a golf course, following a tiny white speck. Many of us who...

Barbecue Month

Barbecue Month

Every May

In the month of May, it's time to truly embrace the start of summer with Barbecue - or barbeque - month! Barbecue month was made to observe and celebrate the wonders of the BBQ. A great...

Photo Month

Photo Month

Every May

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and looking at some of the amazing photos taken over the almost 200 years that photography has been known to man, it may sometimes seem...

Get Caught Reading Month

Get Caught Reading Month

Every May

We know how it is, there’s something special about getting lost in a book, but everyone around you intimates that you’re secluding yourself, or that you’re a bookish nerd. But how could you not want...

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Lyme Disease Awareness Month

Every May

The natural world is a beautiful place, and not always the friendliest place around. Could be why we spent thousands of years making it so we didn’t have to go outside. One such danger is...

Bike Month

Bike Month

Every May

The wind in your hair, the city whizzing past, that wonderful gliding feeling...nothing could ever quite beat riding a bike. Not to mention how many health benefits riding a bike offers! What contraption deserves its...

Deck Safety Month

Deck Safety Month

Every May

A deck, kitted out with outdoor furniture and some lush, colorful outdoor plants, could be the pride and joy of your home. All year round, this outside addition to your house could be a tranquil...

Military Appreciation Month

Military Appreciation Month

Every May

Nationally Military Appreciate Month falls in May each year. As its title suggests, this observance is meant to raise awareness and encourage celebration and appreciation of those who serve - are who have served - in the...

Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

Every May

Lupus may sound like an exotic, rare disease, but it's not one to be overlooked. Like many other life-threatening autoimmune diseases, it is important to know the early warning signs of Lupus so that any sufferers...