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🌸 Hello May

“Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.”
– John Barrymore

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When people start posting those “It’s gonna be May” NSYNC memes, you know what that means. Named after the Greek goddess Maia, the month of May brings warmer temps, blooming flowers, and the fresh beginnings of summer.

From May Day celebrations to Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day (everyone’s favorite long weekend), May is a month worth celebrating. Oh, and we can’t forget about Star Wars Day. That’s right—the cult classic sci-fi film has its own day so people have every excuse to greet each other with “May the Fourth be with you.” After all, who doesn’t love a good pun?

May Daily Holidays and Observances

  • May 1: May Day, National Lemonade DayMother Goose Day
  • May 2: International Harry Potter Day, National Brothers and Sisters Day
  • May 3: National Teacher Day, Paranormal Day, Constitution Memorial Day, Eid al-Fitr
  • May 4: Star Wars Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo, National Astronaut Day, National Day of Prayer, Hoagie Day
  • May 6: National Space Day, National No Pants Day, Nurses Day, International No Diet Day
  • May 7: World Fair Trade Day, National Fitness Day, International Astronomy Day, Free Comic Book Day
  • May 8: Mother’s Day, National Women’s Health Week, Coconut Cream Pie Day, Have a Coke Day
  • May 9: National Moscato Day, Women’s Checkup Day, Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • May 10: National Clean Your Room Day, National Shrimp Day
  • May 11: National Twilight Zone Day, Receptionists Day, Eat What You Want Day
  • May 12: National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 13: International Hummus Day, National Apple Pie Day, Crouton Day, Fruit Cocktail Day
  • May 14: National Underground America Day, Buttermilk Biscuit Day, Dance Like a Chicken Day
  • May 15: International Family Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • May 16: National Mimosa Day, National Barbecue Day, Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day, Drawing Day
  • May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day, Walnut Day
  • May 18: National Visit Relatives Day, HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
  • May 19: National Devil’s Food Cake Day, Barber Mental Health Awareness Day
  • May 20: National Endangered Species Day, National Rescue Dog Day, Bike to Work Day, Pizza Party Day
  • May 21: National Armed Forces Day, National American Red Cross Founder’s Day, Talk Like Yoda Day, National Waitstaff Day, World Whiskey Day
  • May 22: World Paloma Day, National Maritime Day, International Day of Biological Diversity, Harvey Milk Day
  • May 23: National Taffy Day, Turtle Day, Lucky Penny Day
  • May 24: National Brother’s Day
  • May 25: May Revolution Day, National Wine Day
  • May 26: National Blueberry Cheesecake Day, Paper Airplane Day
  • May 27: National Road Trip Day, Sunscreen Day, Heat Awareness Day
  • May 28: National Brisket Day, Hamburger Day
  • May 29: National Paperclip Day
  • May 30: Memorial Day, National Mint Julep Day, National Creativity Day
  • May 31: National Macaroon Day, Smile Day

May Weekly Holidays and Observances

  • Teacher Appreciation Week (May 1-7)
  • National Pet Week (May 1-7)
  • National Nurses Week (May 6-12)
  • Brain Injury Awareness Week (May 11-17)
  • National EMS Week (May 15-21)
  • National Safe Sun Week (May 23-29)

May Monthly Holidays and Observances

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • National Pet Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Blood Pressure Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Creative Beginnings Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month


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