19 Unusual May Holidays for Business Promotion

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National holidays are a chance for businesses to have some fun and connect with their customers in unexpected ways. While there are plenty of well-known holidays, there are also some totally random ones that can be a great excuse to promote your business. Like National Hamburger Day or National Mimosa Day, for example. These holidays can make your customers smile and remember your brand. So, let’s dive into some of the weirder holidays that happen in May and how your biz can get in on the action.

  • May 4 – Star Wars Day (“May the fourth be with you”)
  • May 6 – National Nurses Day
  • May 8 – National Have a Coke Day
  • May 9 – National Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • May 12 – International Nurses Day
  • May 13 – National Fruit Cocktail Day
  • May 14 – National Dance Like a Chicken Day
  • May 16 – National Mimosa Day
  • May 17 – National Cherry Cobbler Day
  • May 19 – National Pizza Party Day
  • May 21 – National Waitstaff Day
  • May 22 – National Buy a Musical Instrument Day
  • May 23 – National Lucky Penny Day
  • May 25 – National Wine Day
  • May 26 – National Paper Airplane Day
  • May 28 – National Hamburger Day
  • May 29 – National Paperclip Day
  • May 30 – National Water a Flower Day
  • May 31 – National Macaroon Day

These holidays can provide a fun and unique way for businesses to engage with their customers and promote their products or services. For example, a restaurant could offer a special discount or menu item on National Hamburger Day, or a clothing store could have a “May the Fourth” themed sale. 

A music store could offer a discount on musical instruments or classes on National Buy a Musical Instrument Day, or a bakery could promote their macaroons on National Macaroon Day.

An office supply store could run a promotion on National Paperclip Day, or a florist or nursery could offer discounts on plants for National Water a Flower Day. 

Whatever you do, be creative and have fun with it — and if you need help with ideas, hit us up!

Rich Graham

Rich Graham

Purveyor of branded swag and merch. Host to 3 kidneys. Uncredited contributor at @nbcsnl Chief Imagination Officer at @bigpromotions. Podcaster at http://bigpromocast.com
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