Hamburger and fries with beer

May Food Holidays

National and international food holidays and observances for the month of May

Ah, Cinco De Mayo, where Americans inexplicably celebrate the Mexican Army’s defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla by drinking frozen strawberry margaritas and eating complimentary chips and salsa. Bizarre? Absolutely. But any day filled with festivities and Tex-Mex is a good day in my book.

National Barbecue Month is this month along with National Hamburger Month, National Hamburger Week and American Beer Week just in case you weren’t sure if Memorial Day was in May.

Finally this month is the annual gifting of flowers, well-intended art projects, picture frames and perhaps a Keurig to our under-appreciated mothers while they eat a sweet, but inedible, breakfast in bed. Happy Mother’s Day!


May Monthly Holidays

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Jewish American Heritage Month
National Asparagus Month
National Barbeque Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Gazpacho Aficionado Month

National Hamburger Month
National Mediterranean Diet Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Sweet Vidalia Onion Month
National Vinegar Month

May Weekly Holidays

American Beer Week (week 4)
Food Allergy Awareness Week (week 3)
International Pickles Week (week 3)
National Frozen Yogurt Week (week 4)

National Hamburger Week (week 2)
National Herb Week (week 1)
National Raisin Week (week 1)
World Cocktail Week (week 2)

May Daily Holidays

  • 5/1 (Wed) National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • 5/2 (Thu) National Truffles Day
  • 5/3 (Fri) National Herb Day
  • 5/3 (Fri) National Raspberry Popover Day
  • 5/3 (Fri) World Beer Pong Day
  • 5/4 (Sat) Kentucky Derby
  • 5/4 (Sat) Lemonade Day
  • 5/4 (Sat) National Candied Orange Peel Day
  • 5/4 (Sat) National Homebrew Day
  • 5/4 (Sat) National Orange Juice Day
  • 5/4 (Sat) Star Wars Day
  • 5/5 (Sun) Cinco De Mayo
  • 5/5 (Sun) National Chocolate Custard Day
  • 5/5 (Sun) National Hoagie Day
  • 5/5 (Sun) Totally Chipotle Day
  • 5/6 (Mon) International No Diet Day
  • 5/6 (Mon) National Crepes Suzette Day
  • 5/7 (Tue) National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • 5/9 (Thu) National Moscato Day
  • 5/10 (Fri) National Shrimp Day
  • 5/11 (Sat) Eat What you Want Day
  • 5/12 (Sun) Mother's Day
  • 5/12 (Sun) National Nutty Fudge Day
  • 5/14 (Tue) National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
  • 5/15 (Wed) National Chocolate Chip Day
  • 5/16 (Thu) International Pickle Day
  • 5/16 (Thu) National Pizza Party Day
  • 5/17 (Fri) National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • 5/17 (Fri) National Walnut Day
  • 5/18 (Sat) I Love Reese’s Day
  • 5/18 (Sat) National Cheese Souffle Day
  • 5/19 (Sun) National Devil’s Food Cake Day
  • 5/20 (Mon) Pick Strawberries Day
  • 5/21 (Tue) National Chardonnay Day
  • 5/21 (Tue) National Strawberries and Cream Day
  • 5/22 (Wed) National Vanilla Pudding Day
  • 5/23 (Thu) National Taffy Day
  • 5/24 (Fri) National Escargot Day
  • 5/25 (Sat) National Brown-Bag-It Day
  • 5/25 (Sat) National Wine Day
  • 5/26 (Sun) National Cherry Dessert Day
  • 5/27 (Mon) Memorial Day
  • 5/27 (Mon) National Grape Popsicle Day
  • 5/28 (Tue) National Brisket Day
  • 5/29 (Wed) National Coq Au Vin Day
  • 5/30 (Thu) National Mint Julep Day
  • 5/31 (Fri) National Macaroon Day

Need some more food ideas for May? Explore some more popular spring dishes and seasonal food.

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