5 Holidays to Celebrate in May - Polk County Moms
Tulips in a cone for may day

5 Holidays to Celebrate in May

I love finding fun and random national holidays to celebrate. It’s a little unexpected surprise in a regular week that gives me a reason to be silly. I want to invite you to join me in celebrating these holidays too. You don’t have to do all of them. Pick one or two and have fun with it.


Princess Leia sketch

May 4 – National Star Wars Day

May the fourth be with you. Or as my husband likes to say, May the Fork be with you. The first National Star Wars Day was recognized in Canada in 2011. You can celebrate this holiday by watching any of the films, wearing a Star Wars Costume, or joining any of the Star Wars fans celebrations.   Use #NationalStarWarsDay when you post on social media

Chocolate Cake

May 11 – National Eat What You Want Day

I’ve always celebrated this holiday because this is my BIRTHDAY! This day was created as a way to allow ourselves to indulge for one day. Celebrate by eating your favorite foods and enjoying them. Eat dessert for breakfast or ice cream for dinner… make it fun of the kids too and let them choose what to have for dinner.


juices and garnishes

May 16 – National Mimosa Day

Mimosas are traditionally made of Orange Juice and Champagne but you can use any juice. Pommergrate, cranberry, peach nectar, apricot nectar, guava all make delicious substitutions for orange juice. Celebrate your mimosa on social media using #NationalMimosaDay

Servers with coffee

May 21 – National Armed Forces Day

On this day we thank the men and women in the five branches of the U.S. Military. This is celebrated on the third Saturday of May, which is May 21st this year. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated on August 31, 1949. You can celebrate this day by visiting a military memorial or cemetary. 

Servers with coffee

May 26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

I don’t know about you but all those freshly picked blueberries are about to be put to good use! It’s time to pull them out of the freezer and bake a cheesecake. Personally, I love mini blueberry cheesecakes.

What's Your Favorite Holiday to Celebrate?

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