As May unfolds, it brings with it a vibrant tapestry of holidays and occasions that enrich our lives with meaning, reflection, and celebration. For us at Red Glasses Marketing House, this month is not just about engaging content and community building; it’s about embracing the diversity of our global audience and joining in the festivities that unite us all. Let’s embark on a journey through May’s holidays, exploring how we can celebrate and connect with our social media community.

As a business owner or marketer, it’s important to create engaging social media content that sparks positive emotions among your followers. Posting holiday-themed content is an effective way to achieve this goal, as it’s both easy to create and well-received by users. To make the most out of your holiday posts, be sure to include a relevant image or video with your status update, regardless of the platform you’re using. Studies have shown that posts with visual content receive 2.3 times more engagement than those without, making it a valuable addition to your social media strategy. Here are 10 FREE graphics you can use in May.  

May Holidays to Highlight

  • Cinco de Mayo, May 5th
  • Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-11, 2024
  • Mother’s Day, May 12th
  • National Wine Day, May 25th
  • Memorial Day, May 27th
  • Women’s Health Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month

List of Daily, Weekly & Monthly Holidays Celebrated in May

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  • May 1  Batman Day
  • May 1  First Day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • May 1  First Day of Jewish American Heritage Month
  • May 2  National Day of Prayer
  • May 3  No Pants Day
  • May 3  Space Day
  • May 3  Orthodox Good Friday
  • May 3  Kentucky Oaks
  • May 4  Herb Day
  • May 4  Free Comic Book Day
  • May 4  Star Wars Day
  • May 4  Kentucky Derby
  • May 5  Cinco de Mayo
  • May 6  Beverage Day
  • May 6  National Nurses Day
  • May 7  National Teacher Appreciation Day
  • May 8  National School Nurse Day
  • May 9  Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • May 10  Clean Up Your Room Day
  • May 10  Military Spouse Appreciation Day
  • May 11  Eat What You Want Day
  • May 12  Limerick Day
  • May 12  Mother’s Day
  • May 13  Frog Jumping Day
  • May 14  Dance Like a Chicken Day
  • May 15  Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 15  Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • May 17  Pizza Party Day
  • May 17  Pack Rat Day
  • May 17  National Defense Transportation Day
  • May 18  Astronomy Day
  • May 18  No Dirty Dishes Day
  • May 18  Armed Forces Day
  • May 18  Preakness Stakes
  • May 19  May Ray Day
  • May 20  Be a Millionaire Day
  • May 20  Whit Monday
  • May 21  Talk Like Yoda Day
  • May 22  Buy a Musical Instrument Day
  • May 22  Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
  • May 22  National Maritime Day
  • May 24  Scavenger Hunt Day
  • May 25  Sing Out Day
  • May 25  Towel Day
  • May 25  National Missing Children’s Day
  • May 27  Sun Screen Day
  • May 27  Memorial Day
  • May 28  Hamburger Day
  • May 30  My Bucket’s Got a Hole Day
  • May 31  Macaroon Day

Weekly Holidays

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  • May 4 – 5          National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend
  • May 5 – 11        Be Kind To Animals Week
  • May 5 – 11        Children’s Book Week
  • May 5 – 11        Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
  • May 5 – 11        Drinking Water Week
  • May 5 – 11        International Coaching Week
  • May 5 – 11        International Compost Awareness Week
  • May 5 – 11        National Correctional Officers Week
  • May 5 – 11        National Pet Week
  • May 5 – 11        National Travel and Tourism Week
  • May 5 – 11        North American Occupational Safety & Health Week
  • May 5 – 11        Public Service Recognition Week
  • May 5 – 11        Screen-Free Week
  • May 5 – 11        Sun Awareness Week
  • May 6 – 10        Economic Development Week
  • May 6 – 10        Teacher Appreciation Week
  • May 6 – 12        National Nurses Week
  • May 10 – 19     National Public Gardens Week
  • May 11-17        Brain Injury Awareness Week
  • May 12 – 18     Food Allergy Awareness Week
  • May 12 – 18     Healthcare Documentation Integrity Week
  • May 12 – 18     National Defense Transportation Week
  • May 12 – 18     National Hospital Week
  • May 12 – 18     National Police Week
  • May 12 – 18     National Stuttering Awareness Week
  • May 12 – 18     National Women’s Health Week
  • May 13 – 19     American Craft Beer Week
  • May 13 – 19     National Salvation Army Week
  • May 18 – 24     National Safe Boating Week
  • May 19 – 25     International Heritage Breeds Week
  • May 19 – 25     National EMS Week (Emergency Medical Services)
  • May 19 – 25     National Eosinophil Awareness Week
  • May 19 – 25     National Safe Sun Week
  • May 19 – 25     Public Works Week
  • May 20 – 26     Healthy and Safe Swimming Week

Monthly Holidays

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  • ALS Awareness Month
  • American Cheese Month
  • American Wetlands Month
  • Anxiety Awareness Month
  • Arthritis Awareness Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Awareness of Medical Orphans Month
  • Be Kind to Animals Month
  • Better Sleep Month
  • Better Speech and Hearing Month
  • Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month
  • Brain Cancer Awareness Month
  • Building Safety Month
  • Celiac Awareness Month
  • Chip Your Pet Month
  • Chronic Fatigue Awareness Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Community Action Month
  • Correct Posture Month
  • Creative Beginnings Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Date Your Mate Month
  • Deck Safety Month
  • EDS Awareness Month
  • Electromagnetic Radiation Awareness Month
  • Family Wellness Month
  • Fibromyalgia Education and Awareness Month
  • Food Allergy Action Month
  • Fungal Infection Awareness Month
  • Gardening for Wildlife Month
  • Get Caught Reading Month
  • Gifts From The Garden Month
  • Global Employee Health and Fitness Month
  • Global Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Haitian Heritage Month
  • Heal the Children Month
  • Healthy Vision Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Homeschool Awareness Month
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Indian Heritage Month
  • Internal Audit Awareness Month
  • International Business Image Improvement Month
  • International Civility Awareness Month
  • International Drum Month
  • International Respect for Chickens Month
  • International Victorious Woman Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Labor History Month
  • Latino Books Month
  • Leaders of Tomorrow Month
  • Lettuce Month
  • Local and Community History Month
  • Lung Health Awareness Month
  • Lupus Awareness Month
  • Make May Purple /Action On Stroke Month
  • Maternal Mental Health Month
  • May Measurement Month
  • MCS Awareness Month
  • Meditation Month
  • Mediterranean Diet Month
  • Melanoma / Skin Cancer Detection & Prevention Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
  • National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
  • National Asparagus Month
  • National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bicycle Safety Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • National Chocolate Custard Month
  • National Comfort Month
  • National Digestive Disease Awareness Month
  • National Duckling Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Heritage Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Moving Month
  • National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Photography Month
  • National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
  • National Physiotherapy Month
  • National Preservation Month
  • National Prom Graduation Safety Month
  • National Recommitment Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National San Architect Month
  • National Service Dog Eye Examination Month
  • National Share a Story Month
  • National Show Your Smile Month
  • National Sight-Saving Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • National Teen Self-Esteem Month
  • National Tennis Month
  • National Toxic Encephalopathy and Chemical Injury Awareness Month
  • National Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Vinegar Month
  • National Walking Month
  • National Youth Traffic Safety Month
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Month
  • Neurofibromatosis Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • Personal History Awareness Month
  • Pet Sitter Safety Month
  • REACT Month
  • Responsible Animal Guardian Month
  • Revise Your Work Schedule Month
  • Small Business Month
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
  • Steelmark Month
  • Strike Out Strokes Month
  • Stroke Awareness Month
  • Syringomyelia Awareness Month
  • Teen CEO Month
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month
  • Tuberous Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • Ultraviolet Awareness Month
  • Women’s Health Month
  • Zombie Awareness Month

Hashtags

When creating holiday-themed social media posts, it’s essential to use relevant hashtags in your content to increase its visibility. By including popular holiday-related hashtags in your post, you can significantly expand your reach and attract a larger audience to your business. This strategy increases engagement and helps establish your brand’s presence on social media, making it easier for users to find your content in the future. So, we have created a list of hashtags for May and each day of the week to maximize your post impact.

Hashtags have always been the heart of much debate. Here are some recommendations:

  • X/Twitter: 1 – 2 hashtags
  • Instagram: 3 – 5 hashtags
  • Facebook: 2 – 3 hashtags
  • YouTube: 3 – 5 hashtags
  • LinkedIn: 1 – 5 hashtags
  • Pinterest: 2 – 5 hashtags
  • TikTok: 3 – 5 hashtags
  • Use location-based hashtags, like # StCharlesMO. These hashtags could help make your content visible to local people and boost engagement.

May Hashtags

  • #InternationalWorkersDay
  • #MayDay
  • #WorkersRights
  • #LaborDay
  • #WorldPressFreedomDay
  • #PressFreedom
  • #JournalismMatters
  • #Mother’sDay
  • #MomLove
  • #ThanksMom
  • #WorldBeeDay
  • #SaveTheBees
  • #BeeConservation
  • #MemorialDay
  • #RememberAndHonor
  • #FallenHeroes
  • #MemorialWeekend
  • #MilitaryAppreciation
  • #VeteransRemembered
  • #ArmedForcesDay
  • #MayFlowers
  • #SpringInMay
  • #MayVibes
  • #MayMagic
  • #MayMoments
  • #Springtime
  • #MaySunshine
  • #MayMood
  • #MayInspiration
  • #MayFeels
  • #MayGoals
  • #MayAdventures
  • #MayMemories
  • #MayJoy
  • #MayCelebrations
  • #MayHappiness
  • #MayLove
  • #MayEnergy
  • #MayExcitement

Daily Hashtags

  • #SundayFunday
  • #HappySunday
  • #WeekendVibes
  • #MondayMotivation
  • #MondayQuotes
  • #MondayMantra
  • #TuesdayMotivation
  • #TuesdayThoughts
  • #TacoTuesday
  • #WednesdayMotivation
  • #WednesdayMorning
  • #HappyHumpDay
  • #ThursdayQuotes
  • #ThursdayMotivation
  • #ThrowbackThursday
  • #TGIF
  • #HappyFriday
  • #FlashbackFriday
  • #HappySaturday
  • #SaturdayNight
  • #SmallBusinessSaturday
  • #SelflessSunday
  • #SundayFunday
  • #TestimonialTuesday
  • #WednesdayWisdom
  • #ThankfulThursday
  • #ThursdayThoughts
  • #FeelGoodFriday
  • #FollowFriday
  • #FlashbackFriday
  • #SocialSaturday

We hope this blog post for May holidays will help make your social media scheduling a bit easier on you this month. Stay up to date with upcoming holiday posts, by subscribing to our newsletter. Don’t forget the 10 FREE graphics you can use in May.