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 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

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month
  • Ramadan ends
  • National Brothers and Sisters Day
  • National Small Business Week begins
  • National Teacher Day
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • World Fair Trade Day
  • Mother’s Day
  • International Nurses Day
  • National Armed Forces Day
  • National Honor Our LGBT Elders Day
  • Victoria Day (Canada)
  • Memorial Day (United States)

May Video Ideas & Examples

With so many moments to celebrate, 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.

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 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 hosting an event, 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 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, create a heartfelt video message for the mother-figure in your life using our Mother’s Day Greeting or Mother’s Day Card templates. Make your Mother’s Day message even more sentimental by including your voice with Animoto Voice-over.

Graduation season

Congratulate your grad, from preschool to postgrad, 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 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.

Share the news of your graduation with the I Graduated template! Add highlights from your graduation ceremony so everyone can celebrate with you from anywhere in the world.


Memorial Day

If you’re looking to commemorate 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 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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