May 2022 Calendar

Time to bloom. Our May 2022 marketing briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources.

July Calendar featured cherry pie

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May 2022 Holidays & Observances

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month#asianpacificamericanheritagemonth
Jewish American Heritage Month#jewishamericanheritagemonth
1SuInternational Workers' Day#intworkersday
May Day#mayday
2M🌎World Tuna Day#worldtunaday
Eid al-Fitr - Islamic#eidalfitr #eidmubarak
3Tu🌎World Press Freedom Day#WPFD2021
National Teacher Day#thankateacher
World Asthma Day#worldasthmaday
4WInternational Firefighters' Day#InternationalFirefightersDay
Star Wars Day#starwarsday #maythe4th
5ThCinco De Mayo#cincodemayo
World Password Day#worldpasswordday
6FNational Nurses Day#nursesday
Space Day#spaceday
7SaFree Comic Book Day#freecomicbookday
8Su🌎Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War#worldwar2remembrance
🌎UN Global Road Safety Week (May 8 - 14)#roadsafetyweek
Mother's Day#mothersday
9MEurope Day#europeday
10Tu🌎International Day of Argania#argania
11WNational Receptionist Day#nationalreceptionistday
12ThNational Limerick Day#nationallimerickday
14Sa🌎World Migratory Bird Day#migratorybirdday
15Su🌎International Day of Families#familyday
16M🌎International Day of Living Together in Peace#dayoflivingtogetherinpeace
🌎Vesak, The Day of the Full Moon - Buddhist#vesak
🌎International Day of Light#internationaldayoflight
Love a Tree Day#loveatreeday
17Tu🌎World Telecommunication and Information Society Day#wtisd
Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia#IDAHOT2021
19ThLag B'omer - Jewish#lagbomer
20F🌎World Bee Day#worldbeeday
National Bike to Work Day#btwd
Endangered Species Day#endangeredspeciesday
21Sa🌎International Tea Day#teaday
🌎World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development#culturaldiversity
National Memo Day#nationalmemoday
22Su🌎International Day for Biological Diversity#dayforbiologicaldiversity
23M🌎International Day to End Obstetric Fistula#daytoendobstetricfistula
Declaration of the Báb - Bahá’í#declarationofthebáb
24TuNational Scavenger Hunt Day#nationalscavengerhuntday
25W🌎Week of Solidarity With the Peoples of Non-Self Governing Territories (May 25 - 31)#WorldDayforCulturalDiversity
26Th🌎Vesak, The Day of the Full Moon - Buddhist#vesak
Ascension Day - Christian#ascensionday
27FHeat Awareness Day#nofryday
28SaAscension of Bahá’u’lláh - Bahá’í#AscensionofBaháulláh
Hamburger Day#hamburgerday
29Su🌎International Day of UN Peacekeepers#internationaldayofunpeacekeepers
Paperclip Day#paperclipday
30M🇺🇸Memorial Day#memorialday
31Tu🌎World No-Tobacco Day#notobacco
🇺🇸United States Federal Holiday
🌎United Nations Observance

About May

May is the 5th month of the year and the last month of spring.

Top Consumer Spending Events

May is a busy retail month with consumers planning, shopping, and prepping for Mother’s Day, Graduation Season and Father’s Day. 

View the planners below for insights and resources:

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

4th largest consumer spending event of the year //Mother's Day occurs annually on the second Sunday of May and falls on May 9 in 2021. It began being celebrated in the United States in the early 20th century at the initiative of Anna Jarvis who held a memorial for her...

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Graduation Season

Graduation Season

A top annual consumer spending event //Late spring issues in graduation season as folks gather to celebrate their high school and college graduates. We are expecting celebrations to take place both indoors and outdoors as we are in the midst of the vaccine booster...

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Father’s Day

Father’s Day

7th largest consumer spending event of the year //Father's Day occurs annually on the third Sunday of June and falls on June 19th in 2022. It was first celebrated in the United States in 1910 at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father,...

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May Symbology

It’s always someone’s birthday. Help your customers make their gifts more meaningful by featuring May symbology.

  • May’s birthstone is the emerald.
  • Its birth flowers are the lily of the valley and common hawthorn.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of April are Taurus (bull)  until May 19 and Gemini (twin) May 20 onwards.

Printable May 2022 Calendar

Click to download and print a PDF of the May calendar with all holidays and occasions listed above.

If you embed on your site, we simply ask for credit and a link back →  May Calendar by Annum. 

Regarding the Holidays and Occasions We Have Chosen

Our goal in creation of these calendars is to make marketing planning easier. So, in order to keep things simple we have chosen to focus on the top 12 consumer spending events as identified by the National Retail Federation; U.S. Federal Holidays; significant religious, ethnic, and cultural holidays that represent the diversity of the U.S. population as identified by ADL; and popular hashtag holidays that provide an opportunity for a natural business tie-in.

If you are interested in finding more occasions to commemorate here are a few resources:

Note that Bahá’í, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.

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