May Madness



‘The world’s favourite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.’

Edwin Way Teale

(American naturalist, photographer & Pulitzer Prize-winning writer)


All things seem possible?  
Well, maybe not quite all.

Apparently there’s some things you should do, but others you should definitely not do in May…  😉


5 things NOT to do in May

(According to old superstitions)

    1. Buy a broom (witches take note!)

    3. Wash blankets (great, you can put off that fun task for another month then).

    5. Get married – an old poem warns ‘Marry in May and you’ll rue the day’.
      Apparently this little tip-off dates back to Pagan times, when the start of summer was celebrated with outdoor orgies, and was therefore considered an inappropriate time to begin married life!

    7. Give birth – another belief was that May babies would be sick all through their childhood (yuk!)

      />Photo by Pixabay on Pexels


    9. Look miserable – it’s National Smile Month!   🙂   🙂   🙂


5 things to do in May


    1. Eat seasonal ingredients including asparagus, new potatoes, watercress, gooseberries, nectarines and lamb (but not recommended altogether!)
      Click here for 10 tasty recipes to celebrate National Asparagus Month.

    3. Prance around a maypole on May Day to celebrate the arrival of Summer.  In Germany, it was an old tradition to plant a ‘maypole’ to honour someone, so young men would set up a decorated birch in front of their girlfriend’s house. (Go on, you know she’d love it!)

    5. Wash your face with dew on 1st May.  Some folk believed it would remove all freckles and pimples, leaving you with a miraculously clear complexion…we wish.

    7. Down a seasonal cocktail – click here for inspiration.
      Or try a Darth Jäger for Star Wars Day?! (See events below)


    8. Celebrate these weird and wonderful May events (or not?!)

3rd       National Chocolate Custard Day

4th       Star Wars Day: ‘May the 4th be with you’   🙄

7th       The first Saturday in May is World Naked Gardening Day

10th     National Clean up Your Room Day
(nah – think I’ll give that one a miss. Anyway, it’s impossible without a new broom)

11th      National Eat What You Want Day (now you’re talking!)

14th      National Dance Like A Chicken Day (OMG)

Did you know it’s also:

Date Your Mate Month 😉

Zombie Awareness Month (spotted any recently?!)

…And there’s plenty more events here if you’re still in celebratory mood!

Top 10 facts about May – Sunday Express

May Trivia – Pop Culture Madness

Month of May: Fun Facts, Quotes, and Trivia – Buzzle

Facts About The Month Of May! – Gone-ta-Pott

May in History – Ducksters