What things to do in May? May is the month of growth, optimism, and love. Everything is turning green, birds are non-stop singing, days are sunny but not too hot (at least in Northern Hemisphere) and there are many occasions to use the days for different family activities, playing with kids, or just hanging out with friends. They say May is the month of love and June is perfect for weddings. That makes sense, right?
We prepared some free printable calendars (all are completely free for personal use) to help you better organize your days and enjoy this beautiful month to its full advance. So don't ask what to do in May, just print the calendar of your choice, enter some typical May activities, and have fun!
Check these printable May calendars 2023!
Did you know May got its name after Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility? Pagans often celebrated May the first as the beginning of year or beginning of the summer. In Ireland it's still widely popular as unofficial holiday called Beltane.
May has an interesting feature. No other month in the year starts or ends on the same day of the week, leap years included. Here is another one: next year will always start on the same day of the week as May of this year.
Printable monthly calendar May 2023
May is part of the year when we spend a lot of time outdoors, but we still have many obligations to fulfil (the school year, for instance, is ending with numerous events) so these templates with flowers could help you to plan your activities and get you in the right mood at the same time.
It is also month with many more or less important holidays from International Labour Day on May 1st and Europe Day on May 9th to Star Wars Day (May the fourth/force be with you!) on May 4th and Towel Day (remembering Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy) on May 25th.
When is Mother's Day?
We should not forget Mother's Day, which is celebrated on the second Sunday of May in many countries, including USA in Canada. This year it falls on May 8th. Like most of the holidays this one became over-commercialized in last decades and lost most of the original spirit, but it is still nice to reunite with one's own mother and the family if we moved away and lost contact.
Free printable monthly calendars for kids (May 2023)
Kids adore these cute calendars with teddy bears and lovely elephants. Huge empty blanks give you enough space to mark all the important events in this traditionally busy month.The school year (and academic year as well) is approaching the end, and, like it or not, we have to plan the holidays - some projects have to finish before the summer starts! We all know how certain institutions practically close the doors in June and stay closed up to September.
Plan wisely, seize the days and have a lot of fun.
The month of May is the month of outside activities, so it' great to plan your days, especially for the kids. The calendars above will help you with that. But we have more. Below you'll find a few more may calendars with children related themes. Please note the one with Jessie Willcox Smith's illustration from the collection of Mother Goose rhymes. Did you know the first day of May is official nation Mother Goose's Day? It was established in the 1980s and is meant to remind us how important is storytelling (and poem reading, of course) for developing empathy among kids. This issue is even more important today, when apps on smart phones dictate lives of so many youngsters. Having fun by hanging out with elders, exchange stories and cherish memories, weaving the invisible connections between generations and maintaining traditions can be held through out all of May, not just on the first day.
One of the activities popular among the kids is coloring. So we made a few May calendars with themed drawings just waiting to be colored.
How about a few blank calendars for kids to make the best of the May 2023? One for the boys and one for the girls?
Blank May 2023 calendar - ready to print
Our blank monthly calendars are always in demand and we prepared them in landscape and portrait formats, with and without marked holidays. Choose one which fits you best and print it out!
Blank monthly calendars for May are completely free for personal use. Jusr printe them and add whatever you want.
Calendars with Special Days and Holidays in May 2023
Do you want to know what Catholic holidays are celebrated in May? Or what important astrological events will happen in May? They say that even if you don't believe in astrology, it still has huge impact on our lives.
A collection of national days and holidays in May 2023, some serious and some just for fun, are availble in the calendar below. And there is a Chinese calendar for May as well, with major feng shui opportunities, tips, and warnings
The world is a big place, so it's good to have a calendar with marked international holidays in the month of May. Everybody who travels a lot will find it useful, but others can expand their horizons as well. Next to it we have a May calendar with American holidays, some local and some state-wide. Well, not some. A lot of them.
Religious calendar for 2023 May presents some religious holidays from around the world. We could say it's am interfaith calendar. Next to it it's pagan calendar for May with Beltane as the major holiday falling roughly in the half of spring equinox and summer solstice.
We have more! May calendar with Canadian holidays for our visitors from Canada and everybody who will travel or make business in this beautiful country is on the left and always intriguing Hebrew calendar with Jewish holidays and unusual counting of the days. Remember - according to Hebrew religion days start with the sundown and same is true for holidays
Sometimes a completely blank calendar is not enough. A touch of paint and a lovely flower make all the difference and here we have the same thing, but in pink!
National Holidays in May:
- Mother's Day is celebrated on May 14th and Memorial Day on May 29th in USA,
- Victoria Day is celebrated on May 22nd in Canada,
- Early May Bank Holiday is celebrated on May 1st and there will be The Coronation of King Charles III on May 6th in United Kingdom.
- National Hamburger Month
- National Bike Month
- National Mediterranean Diet Month
- National Photo Month
- National Salad Month
- National Family Month.
Funny Observances and Holidays in May:
- May 1 - Batman Day
- May 1 - Stepmother's Day
- May 3 - National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
- May 6 - No Diet Day
- May 11 - Eat What You Want Day
- May 15 - Nylon Stockings Day
- May 16 - National Sea Monkey Day
- May 17 - World Telecommunications Day
- May 21 - American Red Cross Founder's Day
- May 22 - National Maritime Day
- May 29 - Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day
- May 31 - World No-Tobacco Day.
Celebrity Birthdays in May:
- 1st - Emilia Clarke
- 2nd - David Beckham
- 3rd - Christina Hendricks
- 4th - Kimora Lee Simmons
- 5th - Adele
- 6th - George Clooney
- 7th - Gary Cooper
- 8th - Enrique Iglesias
- 9th - Billy Joel
- 10th - Bono
- 11th - Salvador Dali
- 12th - Emilio Estevez
- 13th - Robert Pattinson
- 14th - Cate Blanchett
- 15th - Andy Murray
- 16th - Janet Jackson
- 17th - Bob Saget
- 18th - Tina Fey
- 19th - Grace Jones
- 20th - Cher
- 21st - Lisa Edelstein
- 22nd - Naomi Campbell
- 23rd - Joan Collins
- 24th - Priscilla Presley
- 25th - Mike Myers
- 26th - Lenny Kravitz
- 27th - Jamie Oliver
- 28th - Kylie Minogue
- 29th - Annette Bening
- 30th - Idina Menzel
- 31th - Clint Eastwood.