May- days of truffles, nurses, burgers and hugs

 May is the time of year when Spring really gets into full gear. The time to plant new flowers and enjoy the ones that are blooming now. I’m looking forward to the time to transplant my tomato plants. I countdown each day until Memorail Day. I love the 3 day weekend and the unoffical start of summer. I’m looking forward to a few of the weird ‘holidays’ that occur this month. Next week’s Cino De Mayo will be fun since it  is a ‘good’ reason to drink margaritas. ha!

May 1- May Day

Fresh Truffles from Earthy Delights

Black Chinese Truffles from

May 2- National Truffles Day (the mushroom, not the chocolate)

May 3- National Raspberry Popover Day

May 4- International Firefighter’s Day

May 5- Cinco de Mayo Day

May 6- Nurse’s Day

May 7- National Tourism Day

May 8- No socks Day

May 9- National Butterscotch Brownie Day

May 10- Human Kindness Day

May 11- Twilight Zone Day and Eat What You Want Day

May 12- Kite Day

May 13- National Dance Like a Chicken Day

May 14- National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 15- Straw Hat Day

May 16- Wear Purple for Peace Day

May 17- National Pizza Party Day\

May 18- Rooster Day

May 19- National Devil’s Food Cake Day

May 20- Flower Day

May 21- Armed Forces Day

May 22- National Maritime Day

May 23- National Taffy Day

May 24- Brother’s Day

May 25- Women’s Day

May 26- National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

May 27- Sun Screen Day

Eagles Deli in Boston seraves monster burgers that are 5lb, naming it the “2nd greatest place  to pig out” by the Travel Channel

May 28- National Hamburger Day

May 29- International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers


May 30- Hug Your Cat Day

May 31-National Macaroon Day


April: Wacky and Weird

I like months that are about having a fun time… April Fool’s Day and International  Moment of Laughter Day. Plus I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE eggs benedict so I’m so excited that this month hosts the day honoring it.

April 1- April Fool’s Day

April 2- World Autism Day and National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Double Rainbow

April 3- Find a Rainbow Day

April 4- Walk Around Things Day

April 5- Go for Broke Day

April 6- Caramel Popcorn Day

April 7- National Coffee Cake Day and World Health Day

April 8- National Empanada Day

April 9- Name Yourself Day

April 10- Golfer’s Day

April 11- National Cheese Fondue Day

April 12- National Licorice Day

 April 13- Scrabble Day

April 14- International Moment of Laughter Day

April 15- Rubber Eraser Day


April 16- National Eggs Benedict Day

April 17- National Cheeseball Day

April 18- International Juggler’s Day

April 19- National Garlic Day

April 20- National Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

April 21- Kindergarten Day

April 22- Earth Day

April 23- Take a Chance Day

 April 24- Pigs in a Blanket Day

April 25- National Zucchini Bread Day

April 26- National Pretzel Day and National Arbor Day

April 27- Babe Ruth Day and National Prime Rib Day

April 28- National Blueberry Pie Day

April 29- National Shrimp Scampi Day

April 30- National Honesty Day


January Fun Days

Did you know that January is National Oatmeal Month?

Did you know that the 21st is Hugging Day?

Sure these random bits of info are basically useless but they make for a fun month if you embrace them. 🙂


1/1- New Years Day

1/2- National Cream Puff Day

1/3- National Chocolate Covered Cherry Day

1/4- Braille Day (birthday of Louis Braille); National Spaghetti Day

1/5- National Whipped Cream Day

1/6- National Shortbread Day

1/7- Typewriter Patented

1/8- World Literacy Day

1/9- National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Apricot Day

1/10- Volunteer Fireman’s Day

1/11- International Thank You Day

1/12- Work Harder Day

1/13- Blame Someone Else Day (AKA- Be a Jerk Day)

1/14- National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day

1/15- World Religion Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day

1/16- National Fig Newton Day

1/17- Saint Anthony Feast Day, patron saint of domestic animals


1/18- Winnie the Pooh Day (A.A. Milne’s Birthday)

1/19-National Popcorn Day

1/20- Cheese Day

1/21- Hot and Spicy Food International Day

1/22- National Blonde Brownie Day

1/23- National Handwriting Day

1/24- National Peanut Butter Day

1/25- National School Nurse Day

1/26- National Peanut Brittle Day

1/27- Backwards Day, National Chocolate Cake Day

1/28- National Blueberry Pancake Day

1/29- National Puzzle Day

1/30- National Croissant Day

1/31- Jackie Robinson’s Birthday


Fundays- December

Everyday should be a holiday.

Boston thinks this. They have so many holidays, and so many parades. No joke. In 2009 there were over 25 parades that celebrated everything from St Patrick’s Day, Independence Day (even Greek), Gay Pride, neighborhoods, revolutionary war battles, pets, nationalities, etc. So if the city of Boston can have Evacuation Day, Patriots’ Day, or Bunker Hill Day there can be National Cookie Day.

December- National Tie Month

12/1- National Pie Day

12/2- National Fritters Day

12/3- Jazz Day

12/4- National Cookie Day & Wear a Beard of Bees Today Day

12/5- International Volunteer Day & Walt Disney’s Birthday

12/6- National Gazpacho Day (seems out of season to me)

12/7- Cotton Candy Day & Anniversary of Pearl Harbor (1941)

12/8- National Brownie Day

12/9- National Pastry Day

12/10- Human Rights Day

12/11- National Noodle Ring Day

12/12- Poinsettia Day

12/13- Violin Day

12/14- National Bouillabaisse Day

12/15- National Lemon Cupcake Day

12/16- National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

12/17- National Maple Syrup Day

12/18- Bake Cookies Day

12/19- National Oatmeal Muffin Day

12/20- National Sangria Day (the 21st must be the unofficial hangover day!)

12/21- Look At the Bright Side Day & National Flashlight Day (check your batteries)

12/22-  International Arbor Day & Winter Solstice

12/23- Fools Day

12/24- National Egg Nog Day

12/25- Christmas and Pumpkin Pie Day


12/26- National Candy Cane Day

12/27- Visit the Zoo Day and & National Fruitcake Day (confession: I love fruitcake!)

12/28- Card Playing Day, Eat Vegetarian Day

12/29- Broadway Day

12/30- National Bicarbonate of Soda Day (baking soda)

12/31- National Champagne Day & Check Smoke Alarms Day

Have Fun this Month!