May Holidays in 2013: Your Daily Reason To Celebrate #holidays

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May Holidays in 2013

April showers bring May flowers and have we found a bouquet of holidays for you this month! If you are looking for reasons to celebrate all month of May long, then we have a list for you! There are a ton of May holidays and you don’t want to miss out!

May Holidays in 2013


May 1

New Homeowner’s Day

Great American Grump Out

Stepmother’s Day

May Day

Mother Goose Day

National Bubba Day

Batman Day

Save the Rhino Day


May 2

Brothers and Sisters Day

National Day of Prayer

Roberts Rule of Order Day

Martin Z Mollusk Day


May 3

Hug Your Cat Day

Garden Meditation Day

Lumpy Rug Day

Paranormal Day

World Press Freedom Day

Public Radio Day

International Tuba Day


May 4

Free Comic Book Day

National Day To Prevent Teen Pregnancy

Star Wars Day

International Space Day

International Respect For Chickens Day

International Firefighters Day


May 5

Cinco De Mayo

Totally Chipotle Day

National Hoagie Day

Oyster Day

World Laughter Day

Motorcycle Mass and Blessing of the Bikes Day


May 6

Buddah Day

Nurses Day

National Tourist Appreciation Day

No Homework Day

No Diet Day


May 7

World Asthma Day

Accountants Day

National Tourism Day

National Teacher Day


May 8

World Red Cross Day

Iris Day

National Third Shift Workers Day

No Socks Day


May 9

National Lost Sock Day

Ascension Day


May 10

National Shrimp Day

Clean Up Your Room Day

Windmill Day


May 11

Eat What You Want Day

National Miniature Golf Day

International Migratory Bird Day

Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

World Belly Dance Day

Twilight Zone Day


May 12

Mothers Day

Limerick Day

World Fair Trade Day

National Doodle Day


May 13

Frog Jumping Day

Leprechaun Day


May 14

Dance Like a Chicken Day

The Stars and Stripes Forever Day


May 15

Straw Hat Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

Nylon Stockings Day

Turn Beauty Inside Out Day


May 16

Love a Tree Day

Biographer’s Day

National Sea Monkey Day

Wear Purple For Peace Day


May 17

National Bike to Work Day

Pack Rat Day

Endangered Species Day


National Pizza Party Day


May 18

Visit a Relative Day

National Learn to Swim Day

HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

No Dirty Dishes Day

International Museum Day

Armed Forces Day


May 19

Boys Club Day

Neighbor Day



May 20

Be a Millionaire Day

Pick Strawberries Day

Eliza Doolittle Day

Weights and Measures Day


May 21

National Waitress and Waiter Day

National Memo Day

Victoria Day

I Need a Patch For That Day

End of the World or Rapture Party Day


May 22

National Buy a Musical Instrument Day

National Maritime Day

International Day for Biological Diversity


May 23

World Turtle Day

Lucky Penny Day

National Taffy Day


May 24

International Tiara Day

Don’t Fry Day

Brother’s Day

Morse Code Day

National Wig Out Day


May 25

International Geek Pride Day

International Jazz Day

Towel Day

Cookie Monster’s Birthday

National Missing Children’s Day

National Tap Dance Day


May 26

Trinity Sunday

Sally Ride Day


May 27

Memorial Day

Cellophane Tape Day

Sunscreen Day


May 28

National Hamburger Day

Sierra Club Day

Amnesty International Day


May 29

Learn About Composting Day

Put a Pillow In Your Fridge Day

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

World Multiple Sclerosis MS Day

National Senior Health and Fitness Day


May 30

Water a Flower Day


May 31

Speak in Complete Sentences Day

Heat Awareness Safety Day

Save Your Hearing Day

World No-Tobacco Day

National Macaroon Day


May Holidays for the month include…

  • National Barbecue Month
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • National Meditation Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • National Vinegar Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Preeclampsia Awareness Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Motorcycle Safety Month
  • National Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month
  • National Mental Health Month


So, what May holidays will you be celebrating this year?

This list of May holidays was compiled from a calendar that I bought called Everyday’s a Holiday, from Holiday Insights and from random findings on the internet. We do not guarantee these holidays to be real nor did we create them. Don’t kill the messenger. 😛

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Dorothy Teel says:

    Wow had no idea there were so many holidays in May, Only ones I remembered was mothers day and memorialday, but I do believe I need to celebrate a few extra like National Hamburger Day, Cookie Monsters Birthday, and No dirty Dishes Day on May 18, like this list was fun..

  2. annie page says:

    I never new so many holidays could be in one month of course I never have heard of a lot of them but it was fun to see some of there names I laughed at a few thanks for taking the time to fine all those holidays . like I said it made my day with a laugh

  3. My cats are going to get awfully sick of me on May 3 (Hug Your Cat Day), but I’m looking forward to it! 😉

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      My husband is such a cat person and we have 4 of them. I imagine he will go stupid that day, lol!

  4. Bayle Stoneback says:

    wow! who knew there were so many reasons for celebration in may!! looks like we have a lot to look forward to in addition to baby on the way

  5. Elle Briarson says:

    Who knew there were that many celebrations/holidays? Wow so much to celebrate! I love the Hug Your Cat Day! 🙂 I have 3 precious rescue cats that I love like my own kids! I was always a dog person, until I met my hubby who LOVES cats! lol Never thought I’d have 3 of them, but they’re so awesome with their different personalities, they’re irreplaceable! 🙂

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Same here! My husband LOVES cats and I was kind of “eh” about them, but they are so sweet and funny!

  6. I love the Great American Grump Out Day.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Memorial Day! my fav

  8. Jennifer Mae Hiles says:

    That’s awesome, I love that today is national wig out day. I’m going to assume it means to “freak out” as opposed to wear a wig out because that’s just more fun. Now I will really celebrate this weekend knowing there is so many great reasons to!!! 🙂

  9. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    There are so many holidays and so many strange ones. My favorite silly one is put a pillowin your fridge. Where are the holidays for June? I miss this list.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Sadly, I never did one for June. Hopefully I will catch that one next year. I missed April, too. *gasp*