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May National Day Calendar – Free Printable Calendar for 2022 – Updated

It’s time for our monthly free printable.  I hope you enjoy this May National Day Calendar for 2022

It features one specially chosen national day for each day of the month. You can use it to plan your food, craft projects and decor activities for the whole month!

This free printable calendar is exclusive to readers of Always the Holidays and gives you lots of reasons to celebrate the month, one day at a time.

May is National Barbecue Month, and many of us have the outdoors on our minds. However, a family BBQ is not all there is to celebrate.
May awareness calendar for National Days

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Which days are featured in the May national day calendar?

In addition to National Barbecue Month, May is also National Foster Care month and Motorcycle Awareness month. Let’s see which other notable events are featured.

White ribbon on a blue heart with words May is National Foster Care Month.

It is National Stroke Awareness Month, National Mental Health Awareness Month, and National Blood Pressure Education Month.

It’s also the month for Lyme Disease Awareness and Melanoma Awareness.

Celebrate May with these national days

The month is full of days that honor mothers, the outdoors, pets, food and fun activities. 

Teddy bear, shrimp and straw hat with words reading celebrating the National Days in May - Get the calendar

Be sure to check out these national days this month:

There are so many days to celebrate the things you like to do from Boy’s Club Day to Mother’s Day. 

National days in May for animal lovers

May is the month to honor our furry friends. There are many days devoted to pets. If you love animals, there is National Rescue Dog Day and World Turtle Day.

  • National Start Seeing Monarchs Day 
  • National Mother Goose Day
  • National Purebred Dog Day
  • Save the Rhino Day
  • National Frog Jumping Day
  • National Sea Monkey Day
  • National Rescue Dog Day
  • World Bee Day
  •  National Dinosaur Day

May national day calendar

The readers on Always the Holidays love the national day printable calendars!

You can print out the calendar here, or just click on the image below to go to the download page.  The calendar will print out on letter size paper in the landscape format.

Be sure choose the settings for landscape orientation and “fit to page” on your printer settings. Printing this way will give you a full page printout.

The project card at the bottom of the post will print out the calendar in a smaller size.
Calendar of National Days in May.

Find out more about the national days of the year

Want to find out more about all the national days? Be sure to check out my national day guide.

The guide gives information on all the pages that I have on the site that give information about these special days.

Green and white bokeh background with words reading National Days in May.

You will get plenty of ideas for celebrating all the national days. There are over 2000 special days to honor each year!

And if you’d like to learn about what other special days that we celebrate in May this year, be sure to check out the list of national days in May. There are over 200 days to celebrate this month!

Just for the foodies – a special food calendar for May

Food on a wooden board with flags and text reading May National Food Days - Find out how to celebrate the month with food.

Each month of the year has so many food and drink days to celebrate and May is no exception. There is more to this month than planning Memorial Day food!

In May, we also have National Chocolate Parfait Day on May 1. Then we can eat and drink our way through the month to end with National Macaroon Day on May 31.

In between these days, we can celebrate many other food inspired days:

Some of these food holidays are featured in the May printable calendar, but there are many others, as well. Check out this list of other food holidays in May, too. There is at least one food or drink day for every day of the month.

Each of these flavor filled days tempts us to indulge in our favorite foods or drinks.

Follow me on Pinterest

I have a large following on Pinterest. You can find many interesting boards to find information about the national days and other holidays each year.

Be sure to check out my national days board on Pinterest for lots of great ideas about special days to celebrate.

Always the Holidays board with words follow on Pinterest

For all my calendar printables for national days check out these pages

This is a list of the national day printable calendars.  A few of these calendars are for last year, but check back soon.  I will be updating them with a new calendar for this year as the months approach.

White blocks on teal weathered wood with date May 1 and words Free Planning Calendar.

For the national days calendar printables calendars for the months other than May, check out these pages:

Other 2022 calendars to be updated soon. Stay tuned!

Please note: Calendar printables take me a long time to make. These national day calendar printables are for personal use only.

If you are sharing these (and thank you for that!) please link directly to this post and not to the actual image.

I appreciate your help in supporting my site. The calendar may not be used for any retail purpose or for any mass distribution.

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What is your favorite national day to celebrate in May?

Pin the May calendar

Would you like a reminder of the May printable calendar?  Just pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

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Admin note: This post for the printable calendar of national days in May first appeared on the blog in April of 2018. I have updated the post to add all new images, and updated calendar and a video for you to enjoy.

Yield: 1 printable calendar

May national day calendar 2022 printable

May printable calendar for national days

Print out this calendar for the May national days of 2022 and use it to plan your meals, activities and DIY projects for the whole month.

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Heavy cardstock or glossy photo paper


  • Deskjet printer


    1. Load your home printer with some glossy photo paper or heavy card stock.
    2. Choose portrait layout and "fit to page" if you have these settings.
    3. Print out the national day calendar.
    4. Display and use to plan menus, and activities for May.
    5. Using this print function on this card will print a calendar that fills about 3/4 of an 8 x 11 sheet of paper.
    6. To fill the entire page, choose 125% or "fit to page" on your printer if you have this setting.
    7. You can also use the link over the calendar in the post above and print using the browser print feature.


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Wynne Levelle

Friday 16th of April 2021

I am one of the leaders in our church women's group - Ruth Group. While we are not meeting in person yet, I am hoping to get ideas we can share about May through a ZOOM format. Any suggestions? Thank you, Wynne Levelle

Coley House

Sunday 28th of March 2021

Where is May 2021 Calendar?

Wynne Levelle

Friday 16th of April 2021

I don't know how to get my name and email and my comment posted.


Sunday 28th of March 2021

It should be updated soon.

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