May brings the love of spring and we’re keeping one eye on the changing seasons and preparing for the fun of summer!
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National Days for May
National Days for May
Skin Cancer Awareness Month
1st – 7th National Gardening Week
2nd – International Harry Potter Day
4th – Star Wars Day
5th – International Day of The Midwife
5th – National Laughter Day
6th – Early May Bank Holiday
7th – 11th Eurovision Song Contest
11th – World Fair Trade Day
12th – International Nurses Day
12th – National Children’s Day
13th –19th Mental Health Awareness Week
13th – World Cocktail Day
17th – World Baking Day
19th – 25th – British Sandwich Week
21st – 25th – RHS Chelsea Flower Show
20th – 9th June – French Tennis Open
27th – Spring Bank Holiday
29th – National Biscuit Day
Social Media Post Ideas for May
As we begin to enter the warmer months, celebrate the longer days and sunnier skies this May. Strum up conversation about summer plans and preparation, encourage new things to try, or show some appreciation for any Gemini birthday’s coming up this month! Looking at national days is always a great way to kickstart your content brainstorm, so take a look at what May has to offer in 2024…
Health & Wellbeing Post Ideas for May
National Laughter Day on the 5th May is a great way to mentally lighten your load, can you share some funny stories with your customers or encourage them to tell them yours? This year’s topic for Mental Health Awareness Week 13th – 19th May is movement. This will look at how being more active can improve your metal health. All month brings Skin Cancer Awareness, a campaign which takes place each year and aims to raise awareness of the dangers of unprotected sun exposure and educate the public about the ways to help prevent skin cancer.
Sporting Events in May
For the tennis fans out there, the French Open runs from 20th May to 9th June in Roland Garros, Paris – who will be the big hitters this year?
National Days in May
This year brings 2 Bank Holidays. Early May Bank Holiday falls on 6th 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? The second Bank Holiday falls on 27th celebrating the new season of Spring.
Food & Drink Post Ideas for May
There are many sweet treats this month! World Baking Day is on the 17th, and celebrate your favourite biscuit on National Biscuit Day on the 29th, ask your followers whether you should dunk or not to dunk. #WorldCocktailDay is on the 13th, if you are in the food & drinks business you could maybe run a competition online to make a new cocktail. British Sandwich Week 19th – 25th May, celebrates the nations love for the savory treat, the top sandwich for Brits is the classic Plougman’s cheese.
Fun Social Media Ideas for May
Since 2012 the 2nd May has been celebrated as International Harry Potter Day and marks the significance of J.K. Rowling’s work. 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. The very popular ‘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 7th – 11th May and is set to take place in Sweden.
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