Celebrate May

Mark your calendar! There are over 1,500 national days. So, there is always something fun and unique to enjoy throughout the year. Below is our personal list of non-traditional day, week, and month long celebrations happening in May. Learn a little about each one and simple ways you can join the celebration.

Mental Health Awareness Month: May 1 – May 31

Origin: Celebrated in the U.S. in May but also by the WHO on October 10 (World Mental Health Day)

Mental Health Awareness Month

This month is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s important to think about our own mental health and how we can talk about it with others. One in five people in the United States have a mental illness at some point in their lives. Many people don’t want to talk about this because of stigma and wrong ideas, which makes it harder for those who need help. Let’s work together this month to support each other, spread understanding, and reduce stigma!

Ways To Observe:

  • Show yourself love every day.
  • Check in with the people you love.
  • Do something kind for your mind (read, get creative, meditate, etc.)

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National Meditation Month: May 1 – May 31

Origin: Unknown

Meditation Awareness

May is National Meditation Month. Take this month to try new ways to meditate and see what you can do. Meditation helps you manage stress, be more aware of yourself, be more creative, and have more confidence. Tell other people about the benefits of meditation during this month too!

Ways To Celebrate:

  • Learn more about meditation through books or videos.
  • Pick a meditation technique to try.
  • Challenge yourself for the month of May by practicing your meditation technique each day.

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Teacher Appreciation Week: May 7 – May 13

Origin: Started in 1985

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is an annual celebration of the hard work and dedication that teachers put into educating our children. There are many ways to show our appreciation—from writing heartfelt thank-you cards expressing the gratitude we feel for their commitment, gifting them with something special that acknowledges their efforts, or even just taking some extra time out of your own busy schedule to let them know how much you appreciate all they have done. No matter which route you choose, celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week is sure to bring a smile upon your teacher’s face – after all isn’t showing them how important they are part of what makes being a teacher so rewarding?

Ways To Celebrate:

  • Shower the teachers in your life with appreciation.
  • Volunteer in your child’s classroom.
  • Donate supplies.

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Bring Flowers To Someone Day: May 15

Origin: Unknown

Bring Flowers To Someone Day

It’s a scientific fact that when you take the time to do something kind for someone else, both of you benefit – and flowers are proven to make us all happier. With that in mind, why not celebrate Bring Flowers To Someone Day? Not only will it put a smile on their face, but you might be surprised at how good it makes you feel too! In today’s blog post, we’re going to talk about why this simple act of kindness is so important and give ideas on how you can show your appreciation with some beautiful blooms. So if you’ve been struggling to find the perfect way to express your love or gratitude to someone special in your life – then keep reading!

Ways To Celebrate:

  • Give flowers to someone in your life to show your appreciation or to brighten their day.
  • Take family or friends to a park filled with flowers.
  • Beautify your surroundings – plant flowers (get the family and friends involved, too!)

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