Every day in May is a holiday. Except one! There are serious days like National Day of Prayer and Memorial Day. There are the things-to-do days, like Free Comic Book Day (5/7), Eat What you Want Day (5/11), Red Nose Day (5/23), and National Burger Day (5/28). And then there are the biggies:
May Day, 5/1 – In which we celebrate by dancing lustfully around a pole in our front yards, and then going down in flames, shouting, “May Day! May Day! Workers of the world unite!”
Star Wars Day, 5/4 – In which we attach cinnamon buns to the sides of our heads, wave around cardboard rolls, making “Pew! Pew!” noises, and talk with a lisp (“May the fourth be with you!”).
Mother’s Day – In which we celebrate the person who first suckled us, and then spent the next five years shouting, “Don’t put that in your mouth!”
Cinco de Mayo, 5/5 – In which people in Atlantic City celebrate the way they think Mexicans do, and Mexicans smack their heads, muttering, “¡Ay, caramba! What are those loco Norteamericanos up to now?”
And finally, the missing holiday: Cumpleaños de Mitcho, 5/12! — In which I stealthily and cleverly inform you in pseudo-Spanish that today is, in fact, my birthday!
But seriously, whatever it is you celebrate, do it con gusto, mis amigos…
Because every day is a gift!