Video Ideas

May Social Holidays to Celebrate with Video

Eliza Talvola


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 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

  • Full Month: Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Full Month: Mental Health Awareness Month
  • May 1: May Day
  • May 1-4: National Small Business Week (continued)
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo
  • May 5: African World Heritage Day
  • May 7: National Teacher Day
  • May 8: National Receptionists Day
  • May 10: National Small Business Day
  • May 11: World Fair Trade Day
  • May 12: International Nurses Day
  • May 12: Mother’s Day
  • May 16: National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
  • May 16: Global Accessibility Awareness Day
  • May 16: International Day of Light
  • May 17: Virtual Assistants Day
  • May 18: National Armed Forces Day
  • May 20: Victoria Day (Canada)
  • May 20: World Meditation Day
  • May 27: Memorial Day (United States)
  • May 30: National Creativity Day

May Video Ideas & Examples

May is a great time to build a steady social media schedule and stay top-of-mind for your audience. This can also help you understand what kind of content your audience best responds to, helping you plan for the months ahead.

We always recommend planning and creating your videos ahead of time. To make this even easier, we’ve prepared a variety of templates that will work for each event on the list. Just choose the event or holiday you want to celebrate, select a template, add some new seasonal elements, and start creating!

Mental Health Awareness Month

Your own mental health as well as the health of your employees should be a top priority all year long. As spring starts to turn into summer, it’s a great opportunity to promote mental health and make sure your team is supported! This video template features tips for staying happy and healthy while working remotely.

If you have the opportunity, you can also carve out a time to discuss the importance of mental health and share any benefits your business offers. This DEI event invitation will drum up excitement and engagement for your next event. Use it to discuss mental health inside and out the workplace.

National Small Business Week

National Small Businesses Week goes from April 28th, to May 4th, 2024. It’s an opportunity to recognize the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Small business owners can use this time for education, celebrations, and promotions. Share a sale during this week or create an about us video using the templates below!

Cinco de Mayo

Share your Cinco de Mayo celebration or create a video honoring Mexican heritage! If you’ll be hosting an event, we recommend using the Event RSVP template to get the word out and get your customers or coworkers excited.

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

Mother’s Day

Make the moms who support your business feel appreciated with our To All The Moms template, or share your gift-worthy product or service with our Mother’s Day Promo or Mother’s Day Gift Card templates.

Then, turn your attention towards the mother-figures in your life using our Happy Mother’s Day or Mother’s Day Card templates. Make your Mother’s Day message even more sentimental by including your voice with voice-over.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a huge annual sales event! Edit our Memorial Day Sale template to highlight your Memorial Day sale. This template already has a star-spangled color scheme in place. Just add the details of your sale and start sharing!

Graduation season

Graduation season is right around the corner! Congratulate your grad, from preschool to post-grad, with a special video greeting. Make a personalized video to share with them on their big day or play it for the whole family at their graduation party.

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.

Summer is coming

The official kick-off to 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.

Hosting any community events, outdoor extravaganzas, or summer soirees to promote your business or thank customers? Use our Summer Event Invitation template to get the word out and generate buzz around your event.

Did we miss anything?

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