Your Daily, Weekly and Monthly Events in May

Once again, here is your roundup of every daily, weekly and monthly holiday or national observance coming up next month. May brings warmer weather, longer days and plenty of opportunities to celebrate, spread awareness and promote your brand. Use this helpful list of important dates to plan for a successful month of promotions ahead!


International Worker’s Day – May 1
May Day – May 1
National Chocolate Parfait Day – May 1
Anti-Bullying Day – May 4
Kentucky Derby – May 4
National Fitness Day – May 4
National Herb Day – May 4
National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day – May 4
Cinco de Mayo – May 5
Hand Hygiene Day – May 5
National Nurses Day, or National RN Recognition Day – May 6
National Teachers Day – May 7
World Ovarian Cancer Day – May 8
World Red Cross Day – May 8
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day – May 9
Occupational Safety and Health Professionals Day – May 9
National Employee Health and Fitness Day – May 15
Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15
Wear Purple for Peace Day – May 16
Endangered Species Day – May 17
Memorial Day – May 27


Air Quality Awareness Week – April 29 – May 3
American Craft Beer Week – May 13-17
Armed Forces Week – May 12-18
Be Kind to Animals Week – May 5-11
Cannes International Film Festival – May 15-26
Collegiate Safe Spring Break Programming – Late February – Early April
Emergency Medical Services Week (EMS) – May 19-25
National Anxiety & Depression Awareness Week – May 5-11
National Nurses Week – May 6-12
National Nursing Home Week – May 12-18
National Pet Week – May 5-11
National Physical Education and Sports Week – May 1-7
National Police Week – May 12-18
National Women’s Health Week – May 12-18
Teacher Appreciation Week – May 5-11


National Allergy and Asthma Awareness Month
National Barbeque Month
National Bicycle Safety Month
National Celiac Disease Awareness Month
National Community Action Month
National Family Month (May 13 – June 17)
National Foster Care Month
National Hepatitis Awareness Month
National High Blood Pressure Education Month
National Inventors Month
National Mental Health Month
National Military Appreciation Month
National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month
National Pet Month
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
National Preservation Month
National Stroke Awareness Month
National Youth Traffic Safety Month
Women’s Health Care Month

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