May Holidays and Observances

Billie Hillier

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As we sail into the delightful month of May, a host of holidays and observances await to inspire and enrich your blogging content.

May is known for celebrating spring in all its glory, so let’s jump into the exciting opportunities it offers – from widely recognized holidays, unique food days, to fun and lesser-known observances.

May Holidays and Observances

May Monthly Observances

  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Photography Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Barbecue Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
  • Older Americans Month

May Weekly Observances

  • First full week of May – National Pet Week
  • Second Sunday to Saturday – National Women’s Health Week
  • Third week of May – National Bike to Work Week
  • Last Monday to Sunday – National Backyard Games Week

May Daily Holidays and Observances

  • May 1 – May Day
  • May 1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day
  • May 2 – National Truffle Day
  • May 3 – World Press Freedom Day
  • May 3 – National Raspberry Popover Day
  • May 4 – Star Wars Day
  • May 4 – National Orange Juice Day
  • May 5 – Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5 – National Hoagie Day
  • May 6 – National Nurses Day
  • May 6 – National Crêpe Suzette Day
  • May 7 – National Lemonade Day
  • May 8 – Mother’s Day
  • May 8 – National Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • May 9 – National Moscato Day
  • May 10 – National Shrimp Day
  • May 11 – National Eat What You Want Day
  • May 12 – National Limerick Day
  • May 12 – National Nutty Fudge Day
  • May 13 – National Apple Pie Day
  • May 14 – National Dance Like a Chicken Day
  • May 15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
  • May 16 – National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day
  • May 17 – National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • May 18 – National No Dirty Dishes Day
  • May 18 – National Cheese Soufflé Day
  • May 19 – National Devil’s Food Cake Day
  • May 20 – National Pick Strawberries Day
  • May 20 – National Quiche Lorraine Day
  • May 21 – National Strawberries and Cream Day
  • May 22 – National Vanilla Pudding Day
  • May 23 – National Taffy Day
  • May 24 – National Escargot Day
  • May 25 – National Wine Day
  • May 25 – National Brown-Bag-It Day
  • May 26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
  • May 27 – National Grape Popsicle Day
  • May 28 – National Hamburger Day
  • May 29 – National Coq Au Vin Day
  • May 30 – National Mint Julep Day
  • May 31 – National Macaroon Day

As we wrap up May, it’s clear to see how this month’s holidays and observances provide endless potential for interesting, engaging blog content.

We’ve journeyed from the force of Star Wars Day, through the culinary delights of National Barbecue Month, to the cultural celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

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