May 2023 Calendar
Time to bloom. Our May 2023 marketing briefing includes a printable calendar of popular holidays and occasions, consumer insights, and marketing resources.
May 2023 Holidays & Observances
|Asian Pacific American Heritage Month||#asianpacificamericanheritagemonth|
|Jewish American Heritage Month||#jewishamericanheritagemonth|
|1||M||International Workers' Day||#intworkersday|
|2||Tu||🌎||World Tuna Day||#worldtunaday|
|National Teacher Day||#thankateacher|
|World Asthma Day||#worldasthmaday|
|3||W||🌎||World Press Freedom Day||#WPFD2021|
|4||Th||International Firefighters' Day||#InternationalFirefightersDay|
|Star Wars Day||#starwarsday #maythe4th|
|World Password Day||#worldpasswordday|
|5||F||Cinco De Mayo||#cincodemayo|
|Visakha Puja - Buddhist||#VisakhaPuja|
|🌎||World Portuguese Language Day|
|6||Sa||National Nurses Day||#nursesday|
|Free Comic Book Day||#freecomicbookday|
|8||M||🌎||Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War||#worldwar2remembrance|
|Lag B'omer - Jewish||#lagbomer|
|10||W||🌎||International Day of Argania||#argania|
|National Receptionist Day||#nationalreceptionistday|
|12||F||National Limerick Day||#nationallimerickday|
|🌎||International Day of Plant Health|
|13||Sa||🌎||World Migratory Bird Day||#migratorybirdday|
|15||M||🌎||International Day of Families||#familyday|
|16||Tu||🌎||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|
|17||W||🌎||World Telecommunication and Information Society Day||#wtisd|
|Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia||#IDAHOT2021|
|🌎||UN Global Road Safety Week (May 17 - 23)||#roadsafetyweek|
|18||Th||Global Accessability Awareness Day||#GAAD|
|19||F||Endangered Species Day||#endangeredspeciesday|
|National Bike to Work Day||#btwd|
|20||Sa||🌎||World Bee Day||#worldbeeday|
|21||Su||🌎||International Tea Day||#teaday|
|🌎||World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development||#culturaldiversity|
|National Memo Day||#nationalmemoday|
|22||M||🌎||International Day for Biological Diversity||#dayforbiologicaldiversity|
|23||Tu||🌎||International Day to End Obstetric Fistula||#daytoendobstetricfistula|
|Declaration of the Báb - Bahá’í||#declarationofthebáb|
|24||W||National Scavenger Hunt Day||#nationalscavengerhuntday|
|25||Th||🌎||Week of Solidarity With the Peoples of Non-Self Governing Territories (May 25 - 31)||#WorldDayforCulturalDiversity|
|Shavuot - Jewish||#shavuot|
|Ascension Day - Christian||#ascensionday|
|26||F||Heat Awareness Day||#nofryday|
|Pentecost - Christian||#pentecost|
|🌎||International Day of UN Peacekeepers||#internationaldayofunpeacekeepers|
|Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh - Bahá’í||#AscensionofBaháulláh|
|31||W||🌎||World No-Tobacco Day||#notobacco|
|🇺🇸||United States Federal Holiday|
|🌎||United Nations Observance|
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:
4th largest consumer spending event of the year //Mother's Day occurs annually on the second Sunday of May and falls on May 14th in 2023. It began being celebrated in the United States in the early 20th century at the initiative of Anna Jarvis who held a memorial for...
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 once again.Consumer Insights The National Retail...
7th largest consumer spending event of the year //Father's Day occurs annually on the third Sunday of June and falls on June 8th in 2023. It was first celebrated in the United States in 1910 at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the...
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 2023 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:
- National Day Calendar tracks nearly 1500 national days, weeks, and months
- National Today has a search function to find days that align with your brand and category
Note that Bahá’í, Jewish, and Islamic holidays begin at sundown the previous day and end at sundown on the date listed.