Yay for May! May 2022 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 Observances  

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 2-3:

Eid al-Fitr

 

May 3-7:
Teacher Appreciation Week

 

May 3:

Teacher Appreciation Day

 

May 4:

Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you.)

 

May 5:

Cinco de Mayo

National Day of Prayer

 

May 6:

Nurses Day

 

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

 

May 6-12:

Nurses Week

Mother’s Day is May 9.

Mother’s Day is May 8.

Thank Moms for all they are and everything they do.

Thank Moms for all they are and everything they do.

May 7:

Kentucky Derby Day

 

May 8:

Mother’s Day

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 21 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 21:

Armed Forces Day

 

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.

May Celebration Planner  

A desktop surface with a cutting mat, books and a pencil cup; a stack of celebration planner pages sits at the center, with a page for the month of May on top.

Download the May celebration planner page to keep track of this month’s special moments. IT’S FREE!

Digital Wallpapers  

A laptop and a smartphone on a desktop, both displaying orange and sage green spring digital wallpapers; also on the desk are gold and white office supplies.

Celebrate spring by bedecking your screens with rich colors and lively patterns. Download your free May 2022 digital wallpapers below.

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