Yay for May! May 2021 Holidays and Celebrations

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Flowers are blooming, students are graduating and moms are getting some well-deserved appreciation. What a fabulous month! So it’s time to flip the calendar page, check out May holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. And we’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate.

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Your Special Days in May  

Grab your calendar and a notepad. We’ve listed holidays below for you to add (and make lists of people you want to send cards, letters and gifts to). For your personal list, think about:

 

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May Holidays and Observations  

May is Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

May is Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.  

May is Jewish American Heritage Month.

All Month:
Graduation

 

Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

 

Jewish American Heritage Month

 

National Military Appreciation Month

 

National Mental Health Month

 

May 1:
May Day

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7.

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 3-7.

Nurses Week is May 6-12.

Nurses Week is May 6-12.

May 3-7:
Teacher Appreciation Week

 

May 4:
Teacher Appreciation Day
Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you.)

 

May 5:
Cinco de Mayo

 

May 6:
National Day of Prayer
Nurses Day

 

May 6-12:
Nurses Week

Mother’s Day is May 9.

Mother’s Day is May 9.

Thank Moms for all they are and everything they do.

Thank Moms for all they are and everything they do.

May 9
Mother’s Day

 

May 12-13:
Eid al-Fitr

May is National Military Appreciation Month: May 15 is Armed Forces Day and May 31 is Memorial Day.

May is National Military Appreciation Month: May 15 is Armed Forces Day and May 31 is Memorial Day.

National Brother’s Day is May 24.

National Brother’s Day is May 24.

May 24:
National Brother’s Day

 

May 25:
National Wine Day

 

May 31:
Memorial Day

More Ideas for May  

One small act of caring can turn someone's day around

Let someone know you care

It’s National Mental Health Month. Find cards, gifts and ways to connect with people facing mental health challenges.

Graduation gifts and card in box

Send a graduate a gift

Such an exciting time in a lot of young—and not-so-young—lives this month. Make them feel special and put together a graduation gift with a personal touch.

Surprise your mom

There are lots of ways to celebrate moms. Show her some love with some ideas that aren’t brunch.

Give Mom a little something

Get some ideas here.

Free Downloadable May Digital Wallpapers  

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Celebrate spring by bedecking your screens with rich colors and an empowering statement about women. Download your free May 2021 digital wallpapers below.

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