What’s Trending in May 2019! Mother’s Day & More!

What's trending in May

In the Phoenix area and the Sonoran Desert, May is when the Saguaro Cacti bloom. They have to be well over 40 or 50 years old before they bloom! Besides Mother’s Day, what else will be trending on social media in May?

I publish this every month so you can plan ahead how you can “spin” your marketing message to take advantage of what’s trending on social media.

These are just some of the observance and awareness days. For the full list, visit these sites:Plan ahead to take advantage of what will be trending on social media

These calendars offer some links to details on the observances that might help you if you’re blogging.

How to use this list:

Peruse the list and take note of any interesting days or awareness/observances that relate to your business or is fun or generic enough that you an spin your marketing message around it. Get creative and have fun! Write a blog post and schedule it out to go on that day.

The months’ observances usually trend (lots of people are talking about it) in the first few days of the months. Weeks tend to trend on the Sunday or Monday and days start early in the morning depending if it’s a world/global observance or national. So, take time zones into consideration when scheduling. If you miss the first days of the month, even though it might not be “trending” at the time, publish a post anyway as long as it’s in the month of the observance.

Schedule out tweets using TweetDeck. And don’t forget those silly, but useful hashtags that trend on Twitter regularly!

Most of these observances will have hashtags. Be careful with apostrophes. Hashtags work with only with letters and numbers. As soon as you add a space or a symbol, it ends the hashtag.

What’s Going to be Trending in May:

Month-long May Observances:

In no special order…

  • Better Sleep Month
  • Celiac Disease Awareness Month
  • Clean Air Month
  • Correct Your Posture Month
  • National Dental Care Awareness Month
  • National Arthritis Month
  • National Stroke Awareness Month
  • National Military Appreciation Month
  • National Motorcycle Awareness Month
  • National Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Wildfire Awareness Month
  • National Brain Cancer and Brain Tumor Awareness Month
  • National Foster Care Month
  • Older American's Month
    This is a sample promotional graphic with senior adults as a target. Great for Twitter and Instagram. Use Canva.com to create the graphic. Don’t forget to brand it, add your URL & a call-to-action.

    Older Americans Month

  • National Barbecue Month
  • National Bike Month
  • National Blood Pressure Education Month
  • National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • National Egg Month
  • National Get Caught Reading Month
  • National Hamburger Month
  • National Inventors Month
  • National Lyme Disease Awareness Month
  • National Mediterranean Diet Month – link
  • National Photography Month
  • National Preservation Month
  • National Salad Month
  • National Salsa Month
  • National Strawberry Month
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • National Water Safety Month
  • Melanoma Awareness Month
  • National Moving Month
  • National Asthma Month
  • Jewish American Heritage Month

May Weeks:

  • Small Business Week – First Week in May
  • National Wildflower Week: First Full Week of May
  • Choose Privacy Week: First Full Week of May
  • Screen-Free Week: First Full Week of May
  • Nurses Week: May 6th – May 12th
  • National Pet Week – First Sunday through Monday of May
  • North American Occupational Safety & Health Week – First Sunday through Saturday of May
  • Public Service Recognition Week – Begins First Sunday of May
  • National Hospital Week – First Full Week of May
  • Teacher Appreciation Week – First Monday through Friday in May
  • National Etiquette Week – Begins the Monday of the Second Full Week
  • National Salvation Army Week – Second Full Week
  • Bike to Work Week – Second Work Week
  • Police Week: Week of May 15th
  • Public Works Week: Week of May 15th
  • National Emergency Medical Services Week: Third Full Week of May
  • American Craft Beer Week – May 14 – 20

May Days:

1 – May Day

2 – National Day of Prayer

4 – Stars Wars Day (“May the 4th be with you”)

National Renewal Day

Bird Day

International Firefighters Day

5 – Cinco de Mayo

6 – National Nurses Day

Melanoma Monday

8 – National Receptionists Day

National Bike to School Day

11 – Eat what you want day

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

12 – National Fibromyalgia Day

Mother’s Day

13 – National Women’s Checkup Day

15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day

16 – Do Something Good for Your Neighbor Day

18 – No Dirty Dishes Day

Armed Forces Day

Learn to Swim Day

20 – National Rescue Dog Day

21 – American Red Cross Founder’s Day

Waitstaff Day

25 – National Missing Children’s Day

27 – Memorial Day

29 – Senior Health Fitness Day

31 – Heat Awareness Day

National Smile Day

World No Tobacco Day

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