10 Of The Weirdest Holidays In May That People Actually Celebrate
We’ve been researching holidays for a long time, maybe too long. We’ve seen almost every holiday a person could imagine under the sun. We’ve seen holidays dedicated to celebrating people and their achievements, holidays celebrating foods, and holidays memorializing tragedy. There have been so many holidays that sometimes we think that we’ve seen it all. However, reality checks our hubris pretty quickly and we soon realize that there are some holidays that manage to surprise even us.
Let’s face the truth right here and right now. There are a lot of strange holidays packed into every month. Holidays that make everyone wonder why they even exist. Some of these holidays are created in jest we suppose, but there are quite a few of them that really seem to take themselves seriously as well. That’s why we decided to round up some of the odd holidays and spend some time talking about them.
Below everyone reading with us today is going to discover 10 of the Strangest Holidays in May That People Actually Celebrate. Although some of the holidays are certainly weirder than others, we think just about all of them are a little bit different from the usual collection of memorial days, labor days, and of course, that one day dedicated to moms. So, let’s grab some snacks, and maybe a beverage, and check out these weird holidays.
To be fair, Batman Day is probably one of the least-weird holidays on our list today. Not because it’s a holiday that glamorizes a comic-book character who dresses up like an oversized fruit bat and beats criminals to a bloody pulp, but also because it’s a holiday that people can’t decide on when it should be observed. Some people observe it on May 1st (which is why it’s on our list) and some people observe it on September 3rd. That’s pretty weird.
National Lumpy Rug Day
Observed every May 3rd, National Lumpy Rug Day is a holiday that encourages people to check the rugs in their homes and get them cleaned. Okay, that isn’t the only way to celebrate this holiday. It can also be used as a symbolic holiday where people check on the things that they have proverbially swept under the rug. Either way, it’s a holiday dedicated to lumpy rugs. That’s pretty weird.
National Paranormal Day
Do you believe in ghosts, goblins, or other supernatural entities? If you do, then National Paranormal Day might be a day that you’ll want to check out. Sure, it’s weird, but it is also a lot of fun. So head out there and visit a local haunted house, watch a ghost-hunting television show, or even hold a séance. Just don’t look under the bed when this holiday comes around on May 3rd.
No Pants Day
Although we think that No Pants Day is actually an ingenious day that allows us to free ourselves from the confines of our trousers, we also have to admit that it’s pretty weird. While we don’t recommend that people leave their pants off while going to work or grocery shopping, if you’re at home, then feel free to go pants-free on the first Friday in May.
National Lost Sock Memorial Day
We’ve all lost socks, usually to the dryer, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t weird to memorialize these pieces of our wardrobe. Yet, that’s exactly what National Lost Sock Memorial Day wants us to do every May 9th. It’s a holiday dedicated to those foot-coverings that once did an important job of keeping our feet covered but has now been lost to the world.
National Frog Jumping Day
Yes, we know that National Frog Jumping Day springs from a story published by Mark Twain entitled “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog,” so it has somewhat of a literary connotation to it. Even so, it’s still a holiday where people are encouraged to have frog jumping contests. Pretty weird if you ask us, but it still might be fun if you find yourself not knowing what to do every May 13th.
National Dance Like A Chicken Day
Every May 14th is observed as National Dance Like a Chicken Day — a day that encourages people to do the “Chicken Dance.” Yes, there is a dance with that name, and yes, people do this dance every year on this day. Sure, it’s kind of weird, but if we’re being honest, we really don’t give a cluck.
Talk Like Yoda Day
Every May 21st is observed as Talk Like Yoda Day. It’s a holiday for people to let their imagination run wild and spend the day talking like the legendary Jedi Master who maintains a strong connection with the Force. Fun, it sounds like, young Padawan, hm?
Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day
Before we observed Put a Pillow On Your Fridge Day on May 29th, we didn’t realize that people were actually putting pillows on top of their fridges for luck. What? Well, this holiday has a complicated history that goes back over a century, so it kind of makes sense when you dig into it. But it’s still weird placing your pillow on the fridge. You know it is.
National Hole In My Bucket
National Hole in My Bucket is a holiday that’s observed annually on May 30th. It honors an 18th-century children’s song that started out in Germany. Why were we celebrating such an old song about a hole in a bucket? We’re not sure, but if celebrating 200-year-old songs or holey buckets is your thing, then this holiday is definitely for you.
And this now concludes our list of the 10 Weirdest Holidays in May That People Actually Celebrate. We hope that everyone enjoys our list and will keep these weird holidays alive. Now, if everyone will excuse us, we must repair our holey bucket while talking like Yoda, placing a pillow on our fridge, and dancing like a chicken. After all, it’s May, and evidently, this holiday is perfect for being weird.