White Rabbit Day (May 2007)

In white rabbit days on May 1, 2007 at 1:15 am

Happy White Rabbit Day!

You may be wondering, “what on earth is White Rabbit Day?” Well, it’s a common superstition, the most common modern version being that a person should say “rabbit, rabbit” upon waking on the first day of each new month, and on doing so will receive good luck for the remainder of that month. You can read more about White Rabbit Day here on Jennifer’s blog.

Here at Glam-Mum-Ous!, on the first day of each month, I’ll post about the month ahead: trivia, important days, and perhaps the odd seasonal recipe/household hint! White Rabbit Day posts will always feature in the “White Rabbit Days” category, as well as any others they may be linked to.

So, here’s my first White Rabbit Day post of the year, for the beautiful, spring month of May:

Important dates

  • 1st: May Day
  • 7th: Early May Bank Holiday
  • 7th-13th: Red Cross Week
  • 12th: World Fair Trade Day
  • 17th: Ascension Day
  • 21st-25th: National Summer Walk to School Week
  • 25th: Friendship Friday!
  • 27th: Pentecost/Whitsuntide (Christian festival)
  • 28th: Spring Bank Holiday

May Trivia

  • Birth Flower: Lily of the Valley
  • Birthstone: Emerald
  • May in the Northern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent to November in the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa.
  • The month of May is named after the Greek Goddess, Maia.

    Glamumous tips: Create a wheelbarrow garden for the kids!

    If you have an old wheelbarrow lying around, put it to good use by turning it into an entertaining wheelbarrow garden for the kids! Fill the wheelbarrow with compost, and buy a couple of cheap packets of flower seeds (the brightest and most colourful you can find!). Get the children involved in helping you prepare the “garden”, water it regularly (spray water bottles can be great fun!), and soon they’ll be fascinated as they see the flowers beginning to sprout up.

    If you decide to go on holiday during the summer, the kids can simply wheel the barrow to a neighbours to be looked after while they are away, or even just to show off their hard work 😉

    Have a great month!

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