While doing research for another book, I happened upon a list of holidays. Everything from national holidays by nation, international holidays, holidays invented to sell something, and downright bizarre holidays. Along with such well known May celebrations as May Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day, I offer up the following holidays that you might have missed.

May 8th is No Socks Day. Yep, grab your sandals or flip flops, wash your feet and even paint your toenails if you so desire. Let those toes breathe. The next day, May 9th, is Lost Sock Memorial Day. Take a few moments to bemoan the lost mates of your unmatched socks… before you toss ’em out. Eat What You Want Day falls on May 11th. Does this one really need any clarification? Excluding medical issues, have at it, and enjoy the binge eating. May 15this National Chocolate Chip Day. Pretty sure this one is an add on to Eat What You Want Day.

I couldn’t resist digging a little deeper. I skipped ahead a couple of months and discovered that my birthday is Kiss and Make Up Day. My husband was born on Ice Cream Soda Day, while our daughter was born on National Cream-Filled Donut Day, and our son can claim Gunpowder Day as his own. My mother was born on National Kissing Day, and my dad was born on National Crown Roast of Pork Day. Dad got the short straw, but at least he wasn’t born on Clean Your Refrigerator Day. That would be depressing.