May 2022 Social Media Holidays

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May 2022 Monthly Observances

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Clean Air Month
  • National Egg Month
  • Family Wellness Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month: Millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. NAMI joins the national movement to raise awareness about mental health in May by fighting stigma, providing support, educating the public and advocating for policies to support those with mental illness and their loved ones. NAMI’s message for 2022 Mental Health Awareness Month is “Together for Mental Health.”Share awareness information, images and graphics for #MHAM throughout May. Show how you advocate for mental health by sharing #Together4MH graphics and messages with your community. Join the movement to advocate for a better mental health care system by taking action in your community. Download the 2022 Awareness Event Guide.
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • Older Americans Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Photo Month
  • National Physical Fitness & Sports Month
  • Revise Your Work Schedule Month
  • National Small Business Month
  • National Smile Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • World Trade Month
  • Newsletters and emails
  • Blog posts and blog series
  • Sales and promotions
  • Contests and quizzes
  • Employee activities and teambuilding
  • Volunteer events or fundraisers

May 2022 Weekly Observances

May 2022 Daily Holidays, Observances & Events

  • May Day: May 1 (UK & US). May Day is celebrated on the first day of the month regardless, as this is the halfway point between spring and summer. May Day is a great opportunity to bring cheer to people you usually rush past. Giving Idea: Make May Day baskets for seniors or children in the community to enjoy. May Day baskets are usually filled with flowers or treats and left anonymously on someone’s doorstep. #MayDa
  • Lei Day: May 1, 2022. Lei Day celebrates Hawaiian culture. Employee Idea: Pass out leis to employees during a team meeting or just because!
  • Global Love Day: May 1, 2022.
  • World Laughter Day: May 1, 2022. World Laughter Day is an annual event to raise awareness about laughter and its healing benefits. World Laughter Day Celebration Virtual Event
  • National Ride A Bike Day: May 1, 2022
  • National Brothers and Sisters Day (US): May 2, 2022
  • National Teacher Appreciation Day: May 3, 2022
  • World Asthma Day: May 3, 2022 #WorldAsthmaDay
  • National Bike & Roll to School Day: May 4, 2022
  • Star Wars Day: May 4, 2022 May the 4th Be With You! #StarWarsDay #Maythe4thBeWithYou
  • Cinco de Mayo: May 5, 2022 CincoDeMayo is a Mexican holiday that commemorates the Mexican army’s victory at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 that’s celebrated more widely in the U.S. This could be a great lunch or happy hour idea for employees! #CincoDeMayo
  • World Password Day: May 5, 2022. World Password Day was first recommended by security expert Mark Burnett in his book, Perfect Passwords. Intel Security recommended that the first Thursday in May be designated as World Password Day in 2013 to address the critical need for strong passwords. Employee Idea: Have a meeting or watch a webinar about cyber security and the importance of strong passwords. #WorldPasswordDay
  • National Teacher’s Appreciation Day: May 5, 2022
  • National Space Day (US): May 6, 2022. Space Day started in 1997 as a grassroots educational initiative. National Space Day promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) as career paths to youths. Activities to observe the day include watching space documentaries; holding or attending science fairs; organizing stargazing events or trips to space or science museums; and reading or writing about recent or planned advancements in space exploration. Find out what the Hubble Space Telescope saw in space on your birthday. #SpaceDay
  • National Nurses Day: May 6, 2022 #NursesDay
  • Tourist Appreciation Day (US): May 6, 2022
  • National Military Spouse Appreciation Day: May 6, 2022
  • National No Pants Day: May 6, 2022
  • Free Comic Book Day: May 7, 2022. Free Comic Book Day is the biggest event in the comic book industry when participating comic book specialty shops give away comic books free to anyone who comes in. It’s a great day to support local comic shops as part of National Small Business Week (May 1–7) by spreading the word about them on Yelp or social media. Use the Official Free Comic Book Day Store Locator to find one near you. #FreeComicBookDayheld
  • Kentucky Derby: May 7, 2022
  • Mother’s Day: May 8, 2022 #MothersDay
  • National Clean Your Room Day: May 10, 2022. Office Acitivity: Clean up and organize offices, donate and reycle! #CleanUpYourRoomDay
  • National Small Business Day: May 10, 2022.
  • National Receptionists Day: May 11, 2022
  • National Third Shift Workers Day: May 11, 2022
  • National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day: May 12, 2022
  • Friday the 13th: May 12, 2022
  • National Apple Pie Day: May 13, 2022. Great marketing content for restaurants, bakeries or home businesses.
  • Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day: May 14, 2022. Volunteer Acitivity: Hold a food drive at work or in the community.
  • World Fair Trade Day: May 14, 2022. This year’s theme is Climate Justice.
  • National Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day: May 16, 2022.
  • Love a Tree Day: May 16, 2022. #LoveATreeDay
  • Work from Home Day: May 17, 2022. Celebrate remote work today! #WorkFromHomeDay
  • World Baking Day: May 17, 2022. #WorldBakingDay
  • National Employee Health and Fitness Day: May 18, 2022.
  • International Virtual Assistants Day: May 20, 2022
  • Bike to Work Day: May 20, 2022
  • World Bee Day: May 20, 2022
  • Endangered Species Day: May 20, 2022
  • National Rescue Dog Day: May 20, 2022
  • National Pizza Party Day: May 20, 2022
  • National Armed Forces Day: May 21, 2022
  • National Waitstaff Day: May 21, 2022
  • National Memo Day: May 21, 2022 #NationalMemoDay
  • World Turtle Day: May 23, 2022
  • National Lucky Penny Day: May 23, 2022
  • National Scavenger Hunt Day: May 24, 2022
  • National Wine Day (U.S.): May 25, 2022
  • Nothing to Fear Day: May 27, 2022 #NothingToFear
  • Hamburger Day: May 28, 2022. This is perfect, easy marketing for restaurants,and food delivery services. #HamburgerDay
  • Learn About Composting Day: May 29, 2022.
  • Memorial Day: May 30, 2022. Memorial Day, initially Decoration Day, was observed after the Civil War, when the nation suffered more than 620,000 military deaths, 2 percent of the total population then. John A. Logan, Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of Republic, issued “General Orders №11” designating May 30, 1868 as a day to decorate the graves of Union troops. Read other views on who should get credit as the originator of Memorial Day. Memorial Day was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson on June 28, 1968, effective January 1, 1971, as an annual day of remembrance honoring those who have died in service to the United States during peace and war. #MemorialDay #MDW
  • National Creativity Day: May 30, 2022 #NationalCreativityDay #CreativityDay
  • World No Tobacco Day: May 31, 2022. The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to bring global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable diseases and death it causes. Resolution WHA42.19 was passed in 1988 calling for the observance of World No Tobacco Day on May 31 every year to inform the public about the dangers of tobacco; the business practices of tobacco companies; what the World Health Organization is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic; and what people can do to protect the right of healthy living for themselves and future generations. Click here for campaign materials for 2022. #NoTobaccoDay #NoTobacco #WNTD2022 #WorldNoTobaccoDay
  • World Macaron Day: May 31, 2022
  • National Smile Day: May 31, 2022

May 2022 Newsletter Subject Line Ideas

Here are some terrific subject line ideas for May 2022 from Constant Contact’s blog.

  • “Here’s your password for savings” — World Password Day (May 5th).
  • “How many times do I have to tell you?” — National Clean Your Room Day (May 10th).
  • “Let’s get this 🍕 party started!” — National Pizza Party Day (May 20th).
  • “You won’t have to hunt for these savings” — National Scavenger Hunt Day (May 24th).

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