Although the month’s name sounds so short and sweet, May is jam-packed with events—the biggest being graduation for all of you college seniors. So while the stress of post-grad life begins, don’t forget about some fun holidays you can celebrate to distract from the job hunt and big move to the “real world.” And fingers crossed the weather takes a turn for the warmer.
May 1: National Lemonade Day: This holiday now has two possible forms of celebration: 1. Watching Beyoncé’s new visual album on repeat or 2. Enjoying a fresh glass of lemonade. Your choice.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo: Even if you aren’t celebrating any Mexican heritage, you can still enjoy the spirit of the holiday with song, dance and taco dip.
May 6: National Diet Day: Rather than looking at this as “oh good, I can eat those five cookies today!” know that this holiday is really meant for you to appreciate your body, no matter what shape or size.
May 8: Mother’s Day: You can’t live with ’em and you can’t live without ’em. Moms literally make the world go round and they deserve all the celebration possible. In fact, let’s just call every day Mother’s Day and treat our mothers with all the love and respect they deserve.
May 13: Friday the Thirteenth: Okay, so this might not be a holiday per se, but it is the only Friday the 13th in the year 2016.
May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day: Where would we be without these glorious morsels? Imagine just “Cookie” with no “Chocolate Chip” in front of it. It’d be a disaster.
May 28: National Hamburger Day: Nothing beats a classic hamburger—not that I’ll complain if it’s gourmet and loaded with goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, etc. The craving can be so real and deserves celebration (unless you’re vegetarian or vegan—in that case, let’s call it National Veggie Burger Day).
May 30: Memorial Day: While this holiday has far deeper meanings than an excuse to go to the beach, take the long weekend to relax, soak up some sun and go to a barbecue.