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Useful Social Media Calendar Dates in May

As we welcome the month of May, Summer is not far away.  It’s important for UK brands to have their social media calendars prepped and ready to engage their audience with relevant content. May is packed with plenty of opportunity for your brand to showcase its creativity while driving engagement.

Social Calendar Dates in May

May Day Bank Holiday – 1st May

Kick off the month by celebrating the May Day Bank Holiday, a time when people across the UK enjoy a well-deserved day off.  What a great way to engage with your audience by sharing a day away, outdoor activities, or exclusive deals to celebrate May Day.  Lots of businesses offer limited-time May Bank holiday discounts.

Star Wars Day – 4th May

Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative Day which is celebrated at the same time each year to celebrate the Star Wars franchise created by founder, former chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, George Lucas.  Why not engage with audiences today by quoting a quirky Star Wars line from a movie and have audiences guess which movie or who said it.  May the 4th be with you!

Star Wars Day - 4th May

King’s Coronation – 6th May

The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort will take place at Westminster Abbey with a service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  This is a momentous occasion and will be the topic everyone is discussing leading up to it.  Make this a perfect opportunity to engage with followers on your page and even celebrate the big day with a small discount on products.

World Laughter Day – 7th May

World Laughter Day is the perfect time to show off your brand’s lighter side. Inject some humour into your social media content to entertain and engage your audience, reminding them that laughter is the best medicine.  You could create a funny video featuring your product or service, or maybe share a funny story with your audience.

World Laughter Day - 7th May

International Nurses Day – 12th May

International Nurse’s Day is celebrated around the world on 12th May each year.  It is also the birthday of Florence Nightingale who was born on 12th May 1820.  It is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the work that nurses do and how important they are in our society.  Engage with audiences by sharing a story where a nurse helped you in a time of need.

International Museum Day – 18th May

International Museum Day is a global celebration of the role museums play in cultural exchange, enrichment, and education.  Is your brand culturally or historically inclined?  Why not highlight the importance of preserving our history and promoting knowledge of our past?  Encourage your followers to visit museums and teach our young people how the world used to be.

International Museum Day - 18th May

Chelsea Flower Show – 23rd-27th May

The Chelsea Flower Show is a popular horticultural event that attracts a large audience interested in gardening, design, and outdoor living.  Creating content that showcases the beauty of nature and the benefits of going green.  Maybe encourage your followers to get into the garden and enjoy some fresh air, or plant some pots and share some creative ideas on social media!

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