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The days are longer, the sky is brighter and the smell of Summer is in the air! Hooray, it must be May! Did you know the month of May was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility? … So what are the national holidays coming up that we can look forward to? Use your social media platforms to inspire your followers, with the following key dates…

There’s no better way to kick off a new month than with a three day weekend, right? Well, this year we have three bank holiday’s to enjoy in May, which is maybe why it’s one of our favourite months of 2023 here at SCS! It’s also packed full of fun, tasty and important awareness days to get involved with across your socials.

May kicks off with some great causes as Stroke Awareness Month, Cystic Fibrosis Month and Lyme Disease Month take centre stage. Now is the perfect time to show your support by getting involved with your local charities and help raise awareness with lots of creative content.

If you’re not feeling too fragile after your long weekend, then May the 4th be with you! Consider channeling your inner Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker as you head back to work, in time for Star Wars Day. Sun Awareness Week ☀️ (2nd – 8th) also takes place in week one of May, which culminates with our second bank holiday Monday for the Coronation of the King

Some tasty highlights of the month include World Cocktail Day   (13th), World Whiskey Day   (21st), Wine Day   (25th) and Hamburger Day  (28th) – not forgetting National Biscuit Day! (29th) – what’s YOUR favourite biscuit?

Like every month, May gives us plenty of opportunities to have fun with our socials. So whatever day you wish to celebrate, have a great month and enjoy getting creative!

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If you’ve got some exciting content ideas for any of these dates, why not write them down in your diary or add them to your phone calendar?

You could also forward our Social Media Calendar to a friend or colleague so that you can plan some cool content together!


(Tip: make sure you include any associated hashtags or tag in the organisers if you can!  They’re likely to comment on, like or share your post which will increase its reach.)

We’ll be sharing these every month so you can make it part of your social media plan, but our team of experts are always on hand if you’d like to chat about any aspect of your social media – be it strategy, training, advertising or social media management.

Contact us via email or using this form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.