Video Ideas

May Social Holidays to Celebrate with Video

Lucas Killcoyne


Planning out your business’s social media posting schedule for May? We’re here to help you stay on top of upcoming social holidays and prepare you with at least one video idea per week.

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On this list you might find some holidays you’ve celebrated for your whole life, but we’ve also added some lesser known holidays and events that might make sense to celebrate with your business. Keep scrolling to see our template suggestions for five of the most popular reasons to celebrate this month.

May Social Holidays

  • May: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • May 1: May Day
  • May 2: National Brothers and Sisters Day
  • May 2: National Small Business Week begins
  • May 4: National Teacher Day
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 8: World Fair Trade Day
  • May 9: Mother’s Day
  • May 9: Isra and Mi'raj
  • May 12: Ramadan ends
  • May 12: International Nurses Day
  • May 15: National Armed Forces Day
  • May 16: National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
  • May 16: Shavuot
  • May 21: National Endangered Species Day
  • May 22: Harvey Milk Day
  • May 23: Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 26: Vesak
  • May 31: Memorial Day (United States)

May Video Ideas & Examples

This month, set a goal to post regularly and stay top-of-mind for your social audience. This can also help you get a sense of what kind of content your audience best responds to, helping you plan for the months ahead.

Some of these events land on a specific day, but we always recommend planning and creating your videos ahead of time. Even better, we’ve got a variety of templates that will work for each event on the list, so you can choose what’s best for you, or even make multiple videos for one event.

Cinco de Mayo

Share your Cinco de Mayo celebration, or create a video honoring Mexican heritage. If you’ll be holding an event–either in-person or virtual–we recommend using the Event RSVP template to get the word out and get your customers excited.

Looking to educate yourself and others on the history of Mexican heritage? Do some research and share your findings using the Education Presentation template, then share with friends, family, and followers on social media.

Mother’s Day

Make Mom feel loved with a heartfelt video, or share your gift-worthy product or service. Try out our Gift Card Promo template to promote your Mother’s Day offering, which already has Mom’s Day messaging and imagery built right in.

Then, create a heartfelt video message for the mother-figure in your life using the Mother’s Day Greeting or Mother’s Day Card template.

Graduation season

Congratulate your grad, from preschool to college, with a special video greeting. Make a personalized video to share with them on their big day or play for the whole family at their graduation party using the Graduation Message template.

Looking back or preparing for your own graduation? Let friends and family in on the festivities on social media using the Graduation Memories template, designed for easy sharing on Stories.

Memorial Day

Prep for your Memorial Day sales with videos for your website, social media channels, and ads. Use the Online Sale template to reach customers ahead of your holiday deals.

If you’re looking to honor a loved one who gave their life for their country, we have an In Memorium template designed to tell their story and honor their memory.

Summer is coming

The official start of summer is just over a month away, get a head start on your seasonal content now. Start by creating a fun, eye-catching seasonal sale promotion with our Summer Promo template.

Use the new season as a reason to reintroduce yourself to customers. Try our Product Brand Story template to make sure your followers know who you are, what you have to offer, and why they should buy from you over the competition.

Did we miss anything?

Have another event in mind for May? Let us know in the comments! For more video inspiration, as well as feedback on your work from fellow video creators, join our private Facebook group, the Animoto Social Video Marketing Community.