Yay for May! May 2023 holidays and celebrations

By Hallmark staff on March 16th, 2023
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Flowers are blooming, students are graduating and moms are getting some well-deserved appreciation. What a fabulous month! So it’s time to flip the calendar page, check out May holidays and observances, and start thinking about who we’re connecting with this month. And we’ve shared some ideas to help you celebrate.

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May Birthstones, Flowers and Zodiac Signs

May birthstone:


May birth flowers:

  • Lily of the valley, symbol of motherhood, sweetness, virtue
  • Hawthorn, symbol of optimism, love, protection

May zodiac signs:

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Taurus (April 20–May 20)

Dependable, patient, trustworthy, peaceful, kind

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Curious, smart, adaptable, affectionate, charming


Your Special Days in May

Grab your calendar and a notepad. We’ve listed holidays below for you to
add (and make lists of people you want to send cards, letters and gifts
to). For your personal list, think about:

Time to stock up?

  • Cards
  • Stationery
  • Stamps
  • Gifts
  • Gift wrap
  • Shipping supplies
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May is Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month.

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May is Jewish American Heritage Month.


May Holidays and Observances

All Month


Asian American and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

  • See Hallmark's Eight Bamboo, celebrating the rich Chinese and Chinese-American culture with greeting cards and gifts for holidays and milestone moments.
  • See Hallmark's Golden Thread, a line of greeting cards and gifts for special occasions and everyday moments. It reflects the genuine joy of Indian celebrations and holidays.

Jewish American Heritage Month

  • See Hallmark's Tree of Life, cards celebrating the Jewish faith with greeting cards and gifts for holidays, milestones and celebrations.

National Mental Health Month

May 1:
May Day

Nurses Appreciation

National Nurses Day is May 6

Teachers Day

Teacher Appreciation Week begins May 7.

May 4:

Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you.)

May 5:

Cinco de Mayo

National Day of Prayer

May 6-12:

National Nurses Week (National Nurses Day is May 6)

May 7-13:

Teacher Appreciation Week (Teacher Appreciation Day is May 9)

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Mother’s Day is May 14.

Victoria Day

Victoria Day is May 22

May 14:

Mother’s Day

May 15:

National Chocolate Chip Day

May 22:

Victoria Day

May 24:

National Brother’s Day

May 25:

National Wine Day


More Ideas for May

Surprise your mom

There are lots of ways to celebrate moms. Show her some love with some ideas that aren’t brunch.

Write Mom and appreciation letter

Get inspiration for a letter to Mom that will make her day.


May Celebration Planner

05 May Planner

Download this May celebration planner page to help you keep all your special moments organized. IT’S FREE!


Digital Wallpapers

05 May 23 Wallpapers

Celebrate spring by bedecking your screens with bright blossoms and happy colours. Download your free May digital wallpapers by clicking the links below.