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May calendar day roundup

May 03, 2021

It’s (gonna be) May! What days should you keep in mind for your government social media content calendar? Here’s a helpful roundup of some of the days happening in May you might want to build content for or be mindful of for your government social media accounts.

Please keep in mind that this may not be a full list, and we encourage you to check other sources like List of National Days, National Today or National Day Calendar and with your state/county for any area-specific days as well.

Happening the whole month of May

  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Wildfire Awareness Month
  • National Water Safety Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Motorcycle Awareness Month

Weeks celebrated in May

  • Small Business Week: First week in May
  • Nurses Week: May 6-12
  • National Pet Week: First Sunday through Monday of May
  • North American Occupational Safety & Health Week: First Sunday through Saturday of May
  • Public Service Recognition Week: Begins first Sunday of May
  • National Hospital Week: First full week of May
  • National Police Week: Week of May 15
  • Public Works Week: Week of May 15
  • Teacher Appreciation Week: First Monday through Friday in May
  • National Emergency Medical Services Week: Third full week of May

Days in May

  • National Teacher Appreciation Day: Tuesday of the first full week in May (May 4)
  • Firefighters Day: May 4
  • Cinco De Mayo: May 5
  • National Nurses Day: May 6
  • Mother’s Day: Second Sunday in May (May 9)
  • Receptionists Day: Second Wednesday in May (May 12)
  • International Nurses Day: May 12
  • National Armed Forces Day: Third Saturday in May (May 15)
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day: May 15
  • National Scavenger Hunt Day: May 24
  • National Missing Children’s Day: May 25
  • National Memorial Day: Last Monday in May (May 31)

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