Happy May. Did you celebrate May Day on May 1st? In Greek and Roman times, May Day celebrated the arrival of spring. In the 20th Century (1900s), May Day became a time to honor workers, much like Labor Day, celebrated in September in the United States. The May Day most of us are familiar with includes flowers, secretly delivering May Baskets, and weaving ribbons around the May Pole.

Don’t worry if you missed May Day. We found lots of fun observances to celebrate this month. By the way, May is Be Kind to Animals Month and Get Caught Reading Month.

To learn more about these holidays, visit HolidaysandObservances.com. You can also click on the links on some of the celebrations below.

May 1 – May Day (also Batman Day)

May 2 – International Harry Potter Day

May 3 – National Lumpy Rug Day

May 4 – Free Comic Book Day. Check comic book retailers in your area for giveaways and other activities.

May 5 – National Ride a Bike Day

May 6 – No Homework Day (make sure your teacher knows about this one)

May 7 – National Teacher’s Day

May 8 – National Give Someone a Cupcake Day

May 9 – Hurrah for Buttons Day

May 10 – Clean Up Your Room Day

May 11 – Eat What You Want Day

May 12 – Limerick Day

May 13 – Frog Jumping Day

May 14 – National Chicken Dance Day

May 15 – National Dinosaur Day

May 16 – International Pickle Day

May 17 – National Pizza Party Day

May 18 – International Museum Day

May 19 –  Plant Something Day

May 20 – World Bee Day

May 21 – International Tea Day

May 22 – Sherlock Holmes Day

May 23 – Lucky Penny Day

May 24 – Scavenger Hunt Day

May 25 – National Tap Dance Day

May 26 – National Paper Airplane Day

May 27 – Cellophane Tape Day

May 28 – National Hamburger Day

May 29 – Paper Clip Day

May 30 – Water a Flower Day

May 31 – National Smile Day