7 Weird May Holidays You Ought to Celebrate

May 1, 2015

It’s May again, which means it’s time for those classic celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, and National Sea Monkey Day.

Weird May HolidaysMay 3: Lumpy Rug Day

Do you have a lumpy rug? Today is the day you pay it some attention…by throwing it out, smoothing it out, or treating yourself to a less lumpy rug (or wall-to-wall carpeting).

May 4: Make-A-Book Day

Today, write a story, print it out, bound it between construction paper, and draw a picture on the cover. Congratulations, you made a book! (Around here, everyday is Make-A-Book-Day.)

May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day

Take a moment on this day to remember all those socks that have been lost to the dryer, the underside of the couch, or the puppy.

May 11: Twilight Zone Day

Imagine if you will: a holiday that pays tribute to one of the spookiest and most critically beloved TV shows of all time…The Twilight Zone. (It’s also fairly Twilight Zone worthy that the show didn’t debut or air its last episode on a May 11, nor is that a significant date in the life of creator Rod Serling.) At any rate, go watch The Twilight Zoneˆ…if you have the time.

May 16: National Sea Monkey Day

There are lots of holidays to appreciate cats and dogs, and now there’s one to appreciate that packet of powdered brine shrimp you sent away for when you were nine years old that never quite became the lively family pictured in the comic book ad.

May 18: Visit Your Relatives Day

There’s Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and this day to encourage us to visit any and all relatives. (Make sure to give them fair warning.)

May 23: Lucky Penny Day

If you see a penny, pick it up, and all day long, well, you know.