May 2024 Calendar

Time to bloom. Our May 2024 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 2024 Holidays & Observances

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month#asianpacificamericanheritagemonth
Jewish American Heritage Month#jewishamericanheritagemonth
1WInternational Workers' Day#intworkersday
May Day#mayday
2Th🌎World Tuna Day#worldtunaday
World Password Day#worldpasswordday
3F🌎World Press Freedom Day#WPFD2021
Space Day#spaceday
4SaInternational Firefighters' Day#InternationalFirefightersDay
Star Wars Day #starwarsday #maythe4th
5SuCinco De Mayo#cincodemayo
Visakha Puja - Buddhist#VisakhaPuja
🌎World Portuguese Language Day#portugueselanguageday
6MYom Hashoah - Jewish#yomhashoah
National Nurses Day#nursesday
Free Comic Book Day#freecomicbookday
7TuNational Teacher Day#thankateacher
World Asthma Day#worldasthmaday
8W🌎Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War#worldwar2remembrance
Lag B'omer - Jewish#lagbomer
National Receptionist Day#nationalreceptionistday
9ThEurope Day#europeday
10F🌎International Day of Argania#argania
🌎UN Global Road Safety Week (May 10 - 14)#roadsafetyweek
11Sa🌎World Migratory Bird Day#migratorybirdday
12SuNational Limerick Day#nationallimerickday
🌎International Day of Plant Health#PlantHealthDay
Mother's Day#mothersday
13M
14Tu
15W🌎International Day of Families#familyday
16Th🌎International Day of Living Together in Peace#dayoflivingtogetherinpeace
🌎Vesak, The Day of the Full Moon - Buddhist#vesak
🌎International Day of Light#internationaldayoflight
Global Accessability Awareness Day#GAAD
Love a Tree Day#loveatreeday
17F🌎World Telecommunication and Information Society Day#wtisd
Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia#IDAHOT2021
Endangered Species Day#endangeredspeciesday
National Bike to Work Day#btwd
18Sa
19SuPentecost - Christian#pentecost
20M🌎World Bee Day#worldbeeday
21Tu🌎International Tea Day#teaday
🌎World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development#culturaldiversity
National Memo Day#nationalmemoday
22W🌎International Day for Biological Diversity#dayforbiologicaldiversity
23Th🌎International Day to End Obstetric Fistula#daytoendobstetricfistula
Declaration of the Báb - Bahá’í#declarationofthebáb
24FNational Scavenger Hunt Day#nationalscavengerhuntday
25Sa🌎Week of Solidarity With the Peoples of Non-Self Governing Territories (May 25 - 31)#WorldDayforCulturalDiversity
Shavuot - Jewish#shavuot
Ascension Day - Christian#ascensionday
26Su
27M🇺🇸Memorial Day#memorialday
28TuHamburger Day#hamburgerday
29W🌎International Day of UN Peacekeepers#internationaldayofunpeacekeepers
Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh - Bahá’í#AscensionofBaháulláh
Paperclip Day#paperclipday
30ThFeast of Corpus Christi#CorpusChristi
31F🌎World No-Tobacco Day#notobacco
Heat Awareness Day#nofryday
🇺🇸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 12th in 2024. It began being celebrated in the United States in the early 20th century at the initiative of Anna Jarvis who held a memorial for...

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Graduation Season

Graduation Season

A top annual consumer spending event //Spring issues in graduation season as folks begin searching for gift ideas and plan gatherings to celebrate their high school and college graduates.Consumer Insights The National Retail Federation's (NRF) annual graduation gift...

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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 16th in 2024. It was first celebrated in the United States in 1910 at the YMCA in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Smart Dodd. Her father, the...

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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 2024 Calendar with Holidays

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 →  Printable May Calendar with Holidays 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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