Wacky National Holidays: May

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graphic by Megan Wilson

Abby Pingpank and Megan Wilson

 

May 2nd — National Brothers and Sisters Day 

The one day of the year that you should get along with your siblings. It is just for one day, so go out and do something fun with them. Or just hang out and spend some time together. If you want, you can go back to hating them after this day. 

 

May 4th — Star Wars Day

One of the best movie series there is. Spend the day binge-watching the movies or the tv shows about all your favorite characters from a galaxy far, far away. 

 

May 5th — National Teachers Day 

Take the day to appreciate the people that teach valuable skills you will need later in life. Yes, you may hate the homework, but teachers are awesome! Take the day to say thank you to one of your favorite teachers. 

 

May 6th — National Nurses Day

These people put their lives at risk every single day. Especially now with Coronavirus, they are in extreme danger, but they don’t take no for an answer.  They go out to save lives every single day. 

 

May 7th — National Tourism Day 

Go ahead, today is the day to be able to plan a trip. Perfect time to plan your senior trip or to try and convince your parents to go on a really cool vacation.

 

May 8th — National Have a Coke Day

The refreshing taste of a freshly opened coke can (or bottle)… your preference. Go sit outside and get some fresh air with a coke in your hand. I guarantee you won’t regret it.

 

May 11th — National Eat What You Want Day 

I mean the day kinda speaks for itself. Eat absolutely anything that you want. Forget about working out or being on a diet this is the day to eat all of the food you have been craving.

 

May 13th — National Apple Pie Day

There are so many different types of pies, but today focus on the classic pie that seems to be in season all year round. Apple pie is a classic and always seems to be a crowd favorite. Any type of apple will do for this pie (need advice? go with the Granny Smith). Maybe you really should since so many of us are bored during quarantine and have nothing better to do. Today enjoy this classic treat and give it the attention it deserves.

 

May 14th — National Chocolate Chip Day 

Chocolate chip muffins, cookies, bagels, and more! Everyone has chocolate chips stored in their kitchen, so you should use the ones that you have and create something new. There are flavors like white, milk, semi-sweet, dark, etc., so the opportunities are endless!

 

May 15th — National Pizza Party Day 

Have a virtual pizza party with all of your friends. Make your own pizza from scratch. Have a family pizza night and watch some movies. Make this day tons of fun and eat lots of pizza!

 

May 20th — National Be a Millionaire Day 

Ever want to have so much money you do not know what to do with it? Today is the day to start! Start saving up, become an overnight internet sensation, or win the lottery!

 

May 23rd — National Taffy Day 

Saltwater taffy, Laffy Taffy… you name it! This sweet and gooey treat is a classic at boardwalks around the country. Since summer is only a few weeks away, go out and buy yourself some (or even make some yourself) to get excited for three months of glory and sun. Just make sure you don’t leave it anywhere where it will melt. That will not end well!

 

May 26th — National Paper Airplane Day 

Have you ever gotten in made a paper airplane and gotten in trouble? Today you can’t. Make them all different designs and sizes. Use different colors of paper. Take your paper airplanes outside and race them with your family members!

 

May 27th — National Sunscreen Day 

Summer is right around the corner and will be here before you know it. Go outside and go get your summer tan! Only days away from June take the day to relax in the sun.  Do not forget the sunscreen, though!

 

May 28th — National Hamburger Day 

Design your burger however you want and enjoy. Tons of delicious toppings you can’t go wrong by celebrating this holiday! Have a cookout with your family and enjoy some juicy burgers! 

 

May 31st — National Macaroon Day

Coconut, French, or any type of macaroon! You name it. Today go out and buy (or make) some of these delightful and delicate treats. Change it up from your classic chocolate chip cookies, and try this treat!