May 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates: Plan Your Promotions!

Ready to see what May 2011 has in store for you? We’ve compiled popular holidays, observances, and awareness dates for your at-a-glance convenience! From commonly-celebrated holidays (like Cinco de Mayo, Memorial Day, or Mothers Day) to lesser-known occasions (like World No Tobacco Day or National Bike Week) there’s no shortage of causes to support.

Speaking of causes, did you also know that May 2011 has a lot to offer with awareness days, weeks, and months? If you were looking for an easy-reference guide to help you create memorable events, then you’ve found it. May couldn’t possibly be dull with observances like National Teachers Day, National Nurses Week, Motorcycle Safety Month, or Military Appreciation Month.You’ll even be able to tell your friends when wacky holidays like National Hamburger Month are coming up!

If we forgot any important dates or observances, then just let us know by leaving a comment! Click chart to enlarge:

May 2011 Holidays, Observances, and Awareness Dates

Are you excited yet? There’s plenty you could do to raise knowledge of your favorite causes in May, whether you rally your co-workers to participate in National Bike to Work Day or whether you give your employees an hour of naptime in honor of National Sleep Month! For promotional ideas and giveaway tips, you know you can trust Quality Logo Products to deliver. Just drop us a line if you have any questions about potential promo items! Give us a ring at (866) 312-5646, email us at, chat live with one of our customer service reps, or reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you’re intrigued by any of the promotional products featured in this month’s reference chart, then you’ll be jumping with joy when I tell you that all of them are available on our website. Here’s where you can find out more about them: Bike Bottle, Collapsible Camo Cooler, Syringe Pen, Cigarette Box Stress Ball, Translucent Maracas, and Apple Stress Ball.

Do you pump up your brand and spread the word about any of these special holidays or occasions? Do you have any more promo ideas for these observances?

Jill Tooley

Jill has been obsessed with words since her fingers could turn the pages of a book. She’s a hopeless bibliophile who recently purchased a Kindle after almost 6 years of radical opposition, and she loves stumbling upon new music on Pandora. Random interests include (but are not limited to) bookstores, movie memorabilia, and adorable rodents. Jill writes for the QLP blog and assists with the company’s social media accounts. You can connect with Jill on Google+.


  1. Jana Quinn

    I had no idea May had so much going on! My favorite fact on there is that it is both National Salad Month and National Hamburger Month. Hmm… which one is more popular?

    I LOVE the translucent maracas for Cinco de Mayo. The Syringe Pen has always and will always freak me out.

    Nice round-up, Jill!

  2. Scooby DOO!

    I NEVER heard of:

    National Bike to Work Day
    Be Kind To Animals Week
    National BB-Q, or Salad Month

    Either my elementary school neglected the fun ones or I spent too much time in detention!

  3. Bret Bonnet

    Yeah for “Be Kind to Animals” week!

    Being a proud supporter of the ASPCA; there couldn’t be a more WORTHY cause to celebrate or promote next month.

    To all you people who show your animals anything less than 100% TLC; you suck!

    I don’t know if any of you watch “The Throne” on HBO (Jeff?), but the last scene in last night’s episode made me want to cry! 🙁

    • JPorretto

      Haven’t seen it, and now I don’t want to! We have to mute/ look away from the ASPCA commercials because they’re just too sad!!!

      My dogs live the good life, so now I have an extra reason to give them more treats in the first week of May!

  4. Joseph Giorgi

    I’m most likely NOT going to be participating in National Bike to Work Day, but apart from that, it looks like we’ve got another exciting and eventful month ahead of us.

    Finally, an answer to the question, “Why go out for burgers when there’s steak at home?” Because, it’s National Hamburger Month, duh!

  5. Juliette

    There’s a “Reading is Fun” week? That’s right up my alley! May sure is a busy month! (though I think I celebrated Red Cross day a little early. I gave blood to the Red Cross while at a convention on Saturday. Then again, it’s probably never too early to celebrate that day, right?)

    I might have to try to celebrate the whole “Better Sleep Month” as well!

  6. Amanda Sneed

    May sure is full of special events. I hope it’s also full of warmer weather! =)

    My favorite is May 31–No Tobacco Day! I hate the smell of cigarettes! But that cigarette box stress ball is pretty cool looking!

  7. cyberneticSAM

    Every week should be, “Be Kind to Animals Week!”

  8. LGroce

    I can’t wait to be on the lake not only celebrating Memorial Day weekend, but also National Barbecue Month. Memorial Day is definitely one of the best holidays of the year.

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