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Fun May Holidays

May Day, Cinco de Mayo, Motherís Day and Memorial Day are all great May holidays. But did you know there are other fun holidays to celebrate in May? The holidays include month long, week long and daily celebrations; chances to throw a party or have some fun. Below are just a few of the many fun May holidays.


Creative Beginnings Month

May is Creative Beginnings Month. Use it as an excuse to pick up a favorite craft or better yet, start a new one. Whether you like quilting, crochet, cooking, knitting or any of the other myriads of other crafts make some time for crafting, youíll be glad you did.

Gifts from the Garden Month

May is also Gifts from the Garden month. It doesnít have to be from your garden, but if it is, thatís all the better. The gifts donít have to be expensive. Try making some tin can herb planters, jars of herbed salt, some seed tape or something else of your choosing and give away to friends, family and co-workers, theyíll love you for it. Thereís nothing like receiving a handmade gift.


National New Friends, Old Friends Week: 17-23 (3rd Week)

Friends come in a variety of packages. Some are fun-loving and outgoing and others are quiet and reserved. No matter what types of friends you have, celebrate them during National New Friends, Old Friends Week and all year around.

Give them a call, write a letter, visit them, if possible or go out to lunch together. Whether theyíre new friends or theyíre old, always remember one is silver the other is gold.

Mudbug Madness Week: Memorial Day Weekend

Mudbug (crawfish) Madness Week started 1984. It was originally a two-day street festival in downtown Shreveport in Louisiana. Itís now one of the largest and most popular Cajun festivals, featuring music, mouth-watering Cajun cuisine, rowdy contests, and fun for everyone.

If you canít be in Louisiana to enjoy it, throw your own Mudbug Madness party and invite your friends over. Also, check your local community calendar to see if they may have something similar planned for your area.


National Chicken Dance Day: 14

In late 1950ís the Swiss accordion player, Werner Thomas, composed the melody for the Chicken Dance Song, also known as the Birdie Song. It wasnít until 1963 that he started performing it at his restaurant. The people that tried to dance to the tune often looked like ducks and chickens flapping their wings.

It wasnít until the 1970ís that the Chicken Dance Song came to America. By then it had acquired the characteristic set of movements complete with the beak, wing and tail motions. So break out the tunes or fire up Youtube and dance like a chicken today!

Cookie Monsterís Birthday Day: 25

Itís time to throw a party and celebrate Cookie Monsterís birthday! There was never a better excuse for an evening of cookie loving indulgence. Invite your cookie loving friends and family over for a night of milk (or your favorite beverage), cookies, good times and maybe some movies or games. Have each person bring their favorite cookie (enough for each of the guests) and make a night of it.

No matter what holiday(s) you pick to celebrate remember to have fun and enjoy yourself. Good times are just around the corner!

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