Social Media Calendar: MAY 2019

By Laurie Wood

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It seems like every other day there seems to be a national awareness of some sort. Whether it’s national shortbread day or Mental Health awareness month, your business can join in. This makes for easy content ideas and being inclusive of that day/week/month’s trending topic. Though, some national awareness days are more valuable than others, so choose wisely. Here is a list of May 2019 awareness days with some ideas thrown in for good measure.

MAY 4TH

#MayThe4ThBeWithYou | #StarWarsDay

May the fourth be with you – An awareness day celebrated by Star Wars fans, internationally.

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On this day also:

  • World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day

MAY 5TH

#IDM2019

International Day of the Midwife – Perfect opportunity for healthcare businesses to highlight the amazing work midwives do all over the world.

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MAY 6TH

#SunAwarenessWeek | #SunAwarenessWeek2019

People often forget when they’re taking in the rays the dangers of UV and direct sunlight to the skin – increasing risk of skin cancer. If you’re a healthcare business utilise this week to educate people on the effects of sunlight. If you’re a retailer, consider promoting skin protection products.

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On this day also:

  • ME awareness week (Myalgic encephalomyelitis)
  • Red Cross Week
  • Donkey Week
  • Deaf awareness week

MAY 8TH

#OvarianCancerDay | #WOCD

World Ovarian Cancer Day is pretty self-explanatory. Share your knowledge and encourage women to get their Smear test.

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MAY 9TH

#LostSockDay | #LostSockDay2019

National lost sock day is a humorous national awareness for that pet peeve of always losing 1 sock and having to wear mis-matched pairs!

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On this day also:

  • Europe Day 2019

MAY 11TH

#AstronomyDay | #WorldAstronomyDay

Astronomy Day is the interaction between the general public and astronomy enthusiasts, exploring and celebrating the wonders of the universe. Note, this date changes every year, yet just another mystery of the universe.

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On this day also:

  • National Doughnut Week
  • International World Fair Trade Day

MAY 12TH

#InternationalNursesDay | #NursesDay 

International Nurse’s Day is celebrated worldwide and lies on the anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.

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On this day also:

  • World children’s day
  • Food allergy awareness week

MAY 13TH

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek | #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek2019

Mental Health Awareness Week focuses on providing awareness for people suffering from mental health issues – which can be both visible and invisible.

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On this day also:

  • National smile month
  • Learning at work week
  • National vegetarian week

MAY 15TH

#MuseumsAtNight 

Museums at Night is a twice-yearly festival which sees galleries and museums open their doors in the evening for exciting nighttime displays.

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MAY 20TH

#NationalDementiaWeek | #DementiaActionWeek | #DAW2019

Dementia Action week focuses on supporting those who suffer from dementia.

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On this day also:

  • Walk to school week
  • Action for brain injury awareness
  • National epilepsy week
  • British tomato week

MAY 25TH

#EnglishWineWeek | #EnglishWineWeek2019

Wine drinkers rejoice – You can now have an entire week dedicated to trying the finest wines England has to offer. Great news for any wine businesses or sellers needing a boost.

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On this day also:

  • National go Canoeing week
  • National children’s gardening week

MAY 27TH

#BBQWeek | #NationalBBQWeek

National BBQ week is all about encouraging everyone to try that hand at grilling. Great idea for promoting competitions to win a BBQ!

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MAY 29TH

#OakAppleDay

The last one for May, it may not be very impactful for many businesses but could be one to educate others and share knowledge. Also known as Restoration day, Oak Apply Day commemorates the restoration of the English Monarchy in 1660.

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