May Hashtags for Social Media – Over 165 hashtags for 2023

If you’re looking for some of the most popular May hashtags for social media – or need help creating content for your social media channels– we’ve got you covered. 

From trending and popular hashtags to easy-to-rank hashtags, we’ve got everything you need to get your content found and grow your following on social media.

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With the month of Mother’s Day and Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about which hashtags to use on your social media calendar.

To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of over 165 hashtags for the May holidays and events that you can use on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and more.

From festive and popular Instagram hashtags like #happymothersday and #graduation2023 to more weather-related ones like #springtime, there’s a hashtag for every occasion in May.

So whether you’re posting about Women’s Health Month or sharing a Spring promotion, be sure to use one (or more) of these hashtags to get your status updates seen by more people.

Or, if you’re running a promotion or contest, you can use hashtags like #contest or #giveaway to increase engagement.

Important Social Media Marketing Tips:

Hashtags are an outstanding way to increase the visibility and reach of your social media posts. 

You can use up to 30 hashtags in your Instagram posts, but research from Track Maven suggests 9 hashtags is the magic number for Instagram.

On Facebook and Twitter, I recommend you use 1 – 2 hashtags, and on LinkedIn use 3 – 5 hashtags.

When compiling your list of hashtags for Instagram, be careful not to use only the most popular hashtags.

Hashtags with millions of posts are highly competitive and the chances of your content being seen are much smaller.

That’s why I’ve curated a list of popular hashtags that range from 15,000 to 1 million posts or more.

Use a variety of these hashtags in your posts for maximum results.

May Hashtags

  • #armedforcesday
  • #biketoworkday
  • #brothersday
  • #celiacawarenessmonth
  • #chocolatechipday
  • #cincodemayo
  • #cincodemayo2023
  • #cincodemayoparty
  • #cincodemayoweekend
  • #classof2023
  • #dogmomsday
  • #eatwhatyouwantday
  • #endangeredspeciesday
  • #endoftheschoolyear
  • #felizcincodemayo
  • #fibromyalgiaawarenessday
  • #flowers
  • #flowerseason
  • #flowersinbloom 
  • #foodallergyawareness
  • #grad2023
  • #graduate
  • #graduation
  • #graduation2023
  • #graduationcelebration
  • #graduationday
  • #graduationparty
  • #graduationseason
  • #graduationtime
  • #happycincodemayo
  • #happygraduation
  • #happymay
  • #happymothersday
  • #happymothersday2023
  • #hellomay
  • #hellospring
  • #hellosummer
  • #hummusday
  • #ilovemymom
  • #lastdayofschool
  • #lovespring
  • #loveyoumom
  • #may
  • #may2023
  • #maychallenge 
  • #mayday
  • #maydays
  • #mayfavorites 
  • #mayflowers
  • #mayflowers 
  • #mayforever
  • #maygoals
  • #maylove
  • #maymood
  • #mayphotochallenge
  • #maythe4thbewithyou
  • #mayvibes
  • #melanomamonday
  • #memorialday
  • #mentalhealth
  • #mentalhealthawareness
  • #mentalhealthishealth
  • #mentalhealthisimportant
  • #mentalhealthisreal
  • #mentalhealthjourney
  • #mentalhealthmatters
  • #mentalhealthmonth
  • #mentalhealthsupport
  • #mentalhealthwarrior 
  • #mentalhealthwellness
  • #mimosaday
  • #mothersday
  • #mothersday2023
  • #mothersdaycelebration
  • #mothersdayeveryday 
  • #mothersdaylove 
  • #mothersdayweekend
  • #motherslove
  • #mothersloveisforever
  • #mymomisthebest
  • #nationalbbqday
  • #nationalcreativityday
  • #nationaldayofprayer
  • #nationalfitnessday
  • #nationalhamburgerday
  • #nationalmaritimeday
  • #nationalnursesday
  • #nationalpoliceweek
  • #nationalsmileday
  • #nationalwineday
  • #nodietday
  • #nomoreschool
  • #nopantsday
  • #notobaccoday
  • #nursesweek
  • #pizzapartyday
  • #plantlover 
  • #schoolsout
  • #schoolsoutforsummer
  • #schoolsoutforthesummer
  • #silencetheshame
  • #skincancerawarenessmonth
  • #spring 
  • #spring2023
  • #springblooms 
  • #springcolors 
  • #springday
  • #springdays
  • #springequinox
  • #springfeeling 
  • #springflowers
  • #springflowersmakemehappy
  • #springgarden
  • #springgardens 
  • #springhascome
  • #springhassprung 
  • #springiscoming
  • #springisfinallyhere
  • #springishere
  • #springisintheair
  • #springismyfavorite 
  • #springisnear 
  • #springissprung
  • #springlove
  • #springtime
  • #springvibes
  • #springweather
  • #summervacation
  • #summervacation2023
  • #teacherappreciation
  • #teacherappreciationday
  • #tourismday
  • #tulipseason
  • #turtleday
  • #veday
  • #welcomemay 
  • #womenshealth
  • #womenshealthandwellness
  • #womenshealthawareness
  • #womenshealthmatters
  • #womenshealthmonth
  • #womenshealthweek
  • #womenshealthweek 
  • #womensmentalhealth
  • #worldcocktailday

Daily Social Media Hashtags

When compiling your list of hashtags to use for a status update, also remember to incorporate daily hashtags.

Daily hashtags are very popular, and they’re meant to be used on specific days of the week. 

I recommend using 1 – 2 daily hashtags in addition to your monthly, event, or promotion-specific hashtags.

Below are some of the most popular daily hashtags to use on social media.

For a complete list of daily hashtags read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

SUNDAY

  • #SundayFunday
  • #HappySunday
  • #WeekendVibes

MONDAY

  • #MondayMotivation
  • #MondayQuotes
  • #MondayMantra

TUESDAY

  • #TuesdayMotivation
  • #TuesdayThoughts
  • #TacoTuesday

WEDNESDAY

  • #WednesdayMotivation
  • #WednesdayMorning
  • #HappyHumpDay

THURSDAY

  • #ThursdayQuotes
  • #ThursdayMotivation
  • #ThrowbackThursday

FRIDAY

  • #TGIF
  • #HappyFriday
  • #FlashbackFriday

SATURDAY

  • #HappySaturday
  • #SaturdayNight
  • #SmallBusinessSaturday

May Social Media Holidays Hashtags

The holidays range from major holidays like:

– Mother’s Day

– Memorial Day

Special observances like:

– Women’s Health Month

– Teacher Appreciation Week

– Memorial Day

Random holidays like:

– National Wine Day

– National Eat What You Want Day

– National Chocolate Chip Day

– National Hamburger Day

– National Smile Day

– National Bike to Work Day

To help you sort through the massive list, I’ve compiled a smaller list of the more popular holidays for social media.

The hashtags for these fun holidays all have at least 4,000 posts, and many have over one million posts.

For the complete list of all 320+ holidays to celebrate in May (along with hashtags), read: May Holidays for Social Media.

Hashtags for May Social Media Holidays

Holiday Hashtags

  • All Month: Women’s Health Month – #womenshealthmonth
  • All Month: Skin Cancer Awareness Month – #skincancerawarenessmonth
  • All Month: Mental Health Awareness Month – #mentalhealthawareness
  • All Month: Celiac Awareness Month – #celiacawarenessmonth
  • May 1: May Day – #mayday
  • May 1: No Pants Day – #nopantsday
  • May 1: Melanoma Monday – #melanomamonday
  • May 4: Star Wars Day – #maythe4thbewithyou
  • May 4: National Day of Prayer – #nationaldayofprayer
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo – #cincodemayo
happy cinco de mayo
  • May 5: National Silence the Shame Day – #silencetheshame
  • May 6: International No Diet Day – #nodietday
  • May 6: National Nurses Day – #nationalnursesday
  • May 6: National Fitness Day – #nationalfitnessday
  • May 6 – 12: National Nurses Week – #nursesweek
  • May 7: National Tourism Day – #tourismday
  • May 8: Victory in Europe Day – #veday
  • May 8 – 12: Teacher Appreciation Week – #teacherappreciation
teacher appreciation week
  • May 9: National Teacher Appreciation Day – #teacherappreciationday
  • May 11: National Eat What You Want Day – #eatwhatyouwantday
  • May 12: National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – #fibromyalgiaawarenessday
  • May 13: International Hummus Day – #hummusday
  • May 13: World Cocktail Day – #worldcocktailday
  • May 14: Mother’s Day – #mothersday
happy mothers day
  • May 14: National Dog Mom’s Day – #dogmomsday
  • May 14 – 20: Food Allergy Awareness Week – #foodallergyawareness
  • May 14 – 20: National Police Week – #nationalpoliceweek
  • May 14 – 20: National Women’s Health Week – #womenshealthweek
  • May 15: National Chocolate Chip Day – #chocolatechipday
  • May 16: National Mimosa Day – #mimosaday
  • May 16: National Barbecue Day – #nationalbbqday
  • May 19: National Bike to Work Day – #biketoworkday
  • May 19: National Pizza Party Day – #pizzapartyday
national pizza party day
  • May 19: National Endangered Species Day – #endangeredspeciesday
  • May 20: National Armed Forces Day – #armedforcesday
  • May 22: National Maritime Day – #nationalmaritimeday
  • May 23: World Turtle Day – #turtleday
  • May 24: Brother’s Day – #brothersday
  • May 25: National Wine Day – #nationalwineday
  • May 28: National Hamburger Day – #nationalhamburgerday
  • May 29: National Memorial Day – #memorialday
  • May 30: National Creativity Day – #nationalcreativityday
  • May 31: National Smile Day – #nationalsmileday
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day – #notobaccoday
happy memorial day

For the complete list of all 320+ holidays to celebrate in May (along with hashtags), read: May Holidays for Social Media.

May Social Media Post Ideas

Business owners and marketers face two big issues with social media marketing – lack of time and lack of content. 

Lucky for you, I solve both of those issues in my blog post: May Social Media Post Ideas.

You’ll discover what to post to social media during the month of May.

Plus, you’ll learn about an incredible resource that will make social media marketing so effortless it will become your favorite productivity hack. 

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Curated Social Media Hashtag Lists

Unfortunately, curating a list of relevant and popular hashtags for each post takes a lot of time and creative energy – something most business owners and marketers have in short supply. 

Inside the Social Media Content Club, you’ll find curated hashtag lists for every month of the year.  

Watch the 2-minute video below to learn how the Social Media Content Club makes your hashtag research effortless! 

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Conclusion

Including hashtags in your posts can help you reach a much wider audience. But remember to use hashtags that are both relevant and popular but not too competitive with millions of posts.

The list of May-themed hashtags above serves as the perfect resource for getting the most out of your social media posts.

Use these hashtags to reach out to new audiences and create meaningful connections with people all over the world this May. Happy posting!


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