Throughout 2018 we will continue to select artifacts that celebrate many of the traditional holidays or celebrations of the year. We will also feature many holidays/celebrations that you may not have heard of. Please make sure to keep coming back to see what is new!
May evokes many images: The Maypole dance (Yes) or the Communist May Day Military Parades (Big No!). We’re featuring neither of those for our May Calendar Corner.
Of course, we wouldn’t leave out Mother’s Day celebrations so we are including the Virgin Mary and the Virgin of Guadalupe.
From traditional May holidays like Memorial Day, we have veered a little off of the well-beaten path. Check out our Goth Day and Buy a Musical Instrument Day, both on the 22nd.
Cinco de Mayo-May 5th, 2018.
Mexican chile-man with sombrero playing guitar
Mother’s Day-May 13th, 2018.
Religious ornament-Global-Roman Catholic-Plastic-8 1/2″ tall
Glow-in-the-Dark Virgin Mary
Protection and blessings-Canada-Catholicism-Paper-5″ x 3 1/2″
Inspires and blesses owners-Mexico/wherever Mexicans reside-Latino-Ceramic-3 1/2″ x 2″
Basque Rosary Ring for Girls
Be a Millionaire Day-May 20th, 2018.
Burned at funerals for use in the next life-China/Vietnam/United States-Buddhist-Paper/ink-6 1/4″ x 2 1/2″
Burned at funerals for use in the next life-China/Vietnam/United States-Buddhist-Cardboard/paper/incense-5 1/4″ x 4″
Burned at funerals for use in the next life-China/Vietnam/United States-Buddhist-Cardboard/plastic-25″ x 9″ x 7 1/4″
Buy a Musical Instrument Day-May 22nd
Limber Jack (An articulated dancing doll.)
Frog with removable stick
World Goth Day-May 22nd, 2018.
Dirt from Bela Lugosi’s Grave
Closed casket with cross on top
Membership card Canadian branch of The Transylvanian Society of Dracula (exterior)
Membership card for the Transylvanian Society of Dracula (exterior)
Crystal ball on stand
Left hand with Palmistry handbook
Custom made fangs created for Norine Dresser by Rees Smith, DDS.
Articulated human skull (front view)
Collectible-USA-Vampire/Gothic fans/Popular culture-7″ x 4 1/2″ x 2″
Memorial Day-May 28th, 2018.
Electric Yahrzeit (memorial) candle
GI Joe, Navajo Code Talker version with recording of 7 Navajo terms and translations used during WWII in the Pacific.
Yahrzeit Candle (Memorial Candle)