Pennsylvania – There are plenty of reasons to go shopping in May!

Consumer expert Janice Lieberman says be on the lookout for sales so you can snag gifts for graduation parties, weddings, engagement parties, and showers.

May 4th, or May the Fourth Be With You Day, had some great sales on Star Wars items. However, keep in mind that other things will go on sale as the month continues.

Appliances, kitchen gadgets, mattresses, and swimsuits should all go on sale. has a list of what to buy and what to avoid during May.

Holidays in May:

May 2 – Brothers and Sisters Day

May 4 – May the Fourth Be With You, also Free Comic Book Day

May 5 – Cinco de Mayo, also start of Ramadan

May 6 – National Tourist Appreciation Day, National Nurses Day

May 7 – National Tourism Day, National Teacher’s Day

May 8 – School Nurses Day, also VE Day (end of fighting in Europe during WWII)

May 10 – Child Care Provider Day, also Military Spouses Day

May 12 – Mother’s Day, also International Nurses Day

May 15 – Police Officers Memorial Day

May 17 – National Ride Your Bike to Work Day

May 18 – Armed Forces Day

May 21 – National Waiters and Waitresses Day

May 22 – Buy a Musical Instrument Day

May 25 – National Missing Children’s Day, also National Wine Day

May 27 – Memorial Day

May 28 – Amnesty International Day, also National Hamburger Day

May 31 – World No Tobacco Day, also Save Your Hearing Day