Social Media Content Ideas for May

This month’s gentle warmth causes flowers to bloom, crops to sprout and people to dance. What’s causing you to dance in May? We have plenty of ideas to help boost your social media content. You’ll find plenty in here for the month of May. If you need more then download our 30 FREE SOCIAL MEDIA IDEAS pdf.

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National Days for May

Skin Cancer Awareness Month

1st – National Laughter Day

2nd – Early May Bank Holiday

2nd – International Harry Potter Day

2nd – 8th National Gardening Week

4th May – Star Wars Day

5th – International Day of The Midwife

7th – 15th National Doughnut Week

7th – International Astronomy Day

9th – 15th Mental Health Awareness Week

9th – National Lost Sock Day

10th – 14th Eurovision Song Contest

12th – International Nurses Day

13th – World Cocktail Day

14th – World Fair Trade Day

15th – International Day of Families & National Children’s Day

16th – 22nd National Vegetarian Week

16th – Freelance Heroes Day

17th – World Baking Day

19th – 22nd US PGA

22nd – 5th June – French Open

22nd – 28th British Sandwich Week

24th – 28th RHS Chelsea Flower Show

27th – Fish & Chip Day

28th – UEFA Champions League Final

29th – National Biscuit Day  

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Social Media Post Ideas for May

Celebrating the wonderful work of our Midwives and Nurses this month, on the 5th and 12th respectively. They account for 50% of the global health workforce. Give a shoutout to any special midwives and nurses you know.

Health & Wellbeing Post Ideas for May

We couldn’t not acknowledge National Laughter Day on the 1st of May, a good laugh mentally lightens your load. There is nothing like a good belly laugh – share some funny stories with your customers. This year’s topic for Mental Health Awareness Week 9th – 15th May is ‘Loneliness’. Loneliness is affecting more and more of us in the UK and has had a huge impact on our physical and mental health during the pandemic. Connecting to other people and our community is fundamental to protecting our mental health. Connect with your customers, be a place they can feel safe.

Sporting Events in May

Another good month for sports fans Thursday 19th May sees the start of the US PGA Championship, and this year it will be played in Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa. For the tennis fans out there, it’s the French Open 22nd May to 6th June – who will be the big hitters this year? The 2022 UEFA Champions League Final will be on 28th May and will be played in Russia. Bets on for who will be lifting the trophy? Are you in the food & drink business and have facilities to play sports? Alongside the events why not plan special menus, offers and promotions.

National Days in May

Early May Bank Holiday falls on 2nd May and the origins of the tradition lie firmly in pagan or pre-Christian traditions influenced by astrology, the sun, the moon, the stars, and therefore the seasons. Popular traditions included maypole dancing, Morris dancing, and the crowning of the May Queen – some might say these are now quirky British traditions, do you have a May Queen in your area? Remember that the other May Bank Holiday has moved this year due to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee at the beginning of June.

Food & Drink Post Ideas for May

Food & Drink Social Media Content Ideas

It is all about sweet treats this month, World Baking Day (17th), and celebrate your favourite biscuit on National Biscuit Day on the 29th. ‘Dough’ not miss this one – it’s National Doughnut Week is 7th to 15th May and whether you’re a baker, a school, or a business you can get involved and raise vital funds for The Children’s Trust, it’s really easy to sign up and 100% of the funds raised go straight to the charity. #WorldCocktailDay is on the 13th, if you are in the food & drinks business you could have your team create some new cocktails to showcase online, maybe a run a competition. Celebrating the humble sandwich for a whole week is our kind of week – British Sandwich Week 22nd – 29th May. Did you know Britain’s most googled sandwich for 2020/2021 was ‘The Club’, a classic combination of bacon and chicken (or turkey) with tomato, green salad, and mayo, it certainly delivers on taste, what’s your favourite sandwich? Combine your sandwiches with National Vegetarian Week and you have a double foodie celebration.

Fun Social Media Ideas for May

Since 2012 the 2nd May has been celebrated as International Harry Potter Day, why 2nd May? In case you are not a #Potterhead according to the timeline in the original Harry Potter books, The Battle of Hogwarts would have taken place on May 2nd, 1998, which is the date Voldemort was finally defeated. International Harry Potter Day is therefore the anniversary of the battle and has become a day to mark the significance of J.K. Rowling’s work and it was declared by the then Prime Minister, David Cameron. If you are based in an education or children’s setting this is the perfect day to introduce the children to the magical world of Harry Potter. ‘May the Forth Be With You’ – Star Wars Day is celebrated all over the world on 4th May and since Disney officially purchased LucasFilm in 2012 they have continued to observe the day at Walt Disney World ever since. This year’s Eurovision Song Contest will be 10th – 14th May in Turin and the theme will be The Sound of Beauty get yourselves glammed up, cocktails at the ready and join in the fun. Fingers crossed it’s not ‘nil points’ this year!

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