May holiday and events video templates: Mother's Day, Nurses Day and more!

Posted by Naomi Linford on March 21, 2022
Naomi Linford

American Naturalist, Edwin Way Teale once wrote - 'All things seem possible in May'. We can see why! With beautiful Spring blooms, more sunshine and longer days, it's hard not to love the month of May. It also happens to be packed with a whole heap of awesome celebrations, events and important awareness days. 

To help you plan and create awesome videos for May, we've mapped out all the major events you need to know about along with pre-made video templates and animation ideas to help you create stand out content. 

But, before we get into the calendar, did you know that you can sign up to a VideoScribe trial for free? No joke! You don’t need to have any design, video or animation experience. Just click, drag and drop! 

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May holidays and events

1st - International Workers Day #IntWorkersDay

While all workers should be appreciated each and every day, May 1st is an extra dedication to all the hard working employees around the world. 

3rd - World Press Freedom Day #WPFD2021 #PressFreedom

Without press freedom we would struggle to know what's really going on in different parts of the world. Protecting this right is incredibly important so it's great to join the conversation on this day. 

4th - Star Wars Day #StarWarsDay & #Maythe4thBeWithYou

Whether you're a die-hard Star Wars fan or more of a Trekkie, May the 4th is always a fun day to get involved with. This year, why not use our brand new template to give your COVID-19 measures a creative and topical twist - they're definitely more eye-catching... πŸ˜‚ 

May the fourth be with you Star Wars day Scribely video template

4th - International Firefighters Day #InternationalFirefightersDay

Firefighters not only tackle big blazes but they play a vital role educating the community on fire safety, rescuing people and animals from dangerous situations and supporting other emergency services with bigger accidents.

So show your local firefighters your appreciation for all the work they do on International Firefighters Day! 

4th - World Asthma Day #WorldAsthmaDay

Millions of people around the world suffer with Asthma so seize this opportunity to raise awareness of the condition and support those affected. 

4th - Thank a Teacher Day #ThankATeacher

From boosting our confidence, to helping us start our careers or even teaching your children - we all have at least one big thing to thank teachers for. This is a lovely opportunity to show your appreciation and video is a great way to do it!

5th - Cinco de Mayo #CincoDeMayo

Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May, is a holiday that celebrates the date of the Mexican army’s May 5, 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. It's celebrated with festive dress, parades and, of course, food! Hello tacos, guacamole and tequila! 🍹

6th - International Nurses Day #NursesDay

Where would we be without nurses!? They play an incredibly important role in our healthcare system, especially over the last year. It's crucial we give nurses around the world the respect and appreciation they deserve. 

To show your support, use our pre-made video template πŸ‘‡ It's perfect for sharing on social media, in emails, on your website or in messages to friends. 

International Nurses Day map Scribely video template

7th - World Password Day #WorldPasswordDay

As we manage more aspects of our lives online, you've probably developed a chunky collection of different passwords. World Password Day is an important reminder for all of us to create secure passwords and store them in safe places! 

Why not share your top password management tools or tips for staying safe online?

7th - Space Day #SpaceDay

With NASA's Perseverance Rover touching down on Mars and SpaceX continuing to develop reusable spacecraft, there's a whole lot of space exploration and innovation to get excited about. Share your favorite mind-blowing space facts in a quick animated video to spark your audience's imagination. 

9th - Mother's Day #MothersDay

It’s time to say "thank you, Mom". From taxi service, to cheerleader, financial-backer and teacher you've got a lot to thank her for!

You might not have been able to see her as much as you'd like this year, but that doesn't mean you can't take this opportunity to tell her what she means to you. Plus, we have just the template to help πŸ‘‡ Customize our template in minutes by adding extra messages or switching out the colors and images - whatever speaks to you and your mom. 

Happy Mother's day best Mom Scribely video template

12th - National Limerick Day #NationalLimerickDay

A limerick is a type of five-line poem that's usually quite funny and follows a strict rhyme scheme where the first, second and fifth line rhyme, while the third and fourth lines are shorter and share a different rhyme. Here's one of our favorite examples πŸ‘‡

There was an Old Man with a beard
Who said, "It is just as I feared!
Two Owls and a Hen,
Four Larks and a Wren,
Have all built their nests in my beard!"

Show off your best original limericks in a video! πŸ˜‚

16th - Love a Tree Day #LoveATreeDay

If you ever needed an excuse to show your local forest, park or tree in your yard a little love here it is! Why not use this as a chance to promote not-for-profits dedicated to planting trees or tips on how you can protect the trees near you. 

17th - International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia #IDAHOT2021

There's no excuse for homophobia or transphobia, ever. Show your support each and every day but especially on May 17th for this dedicated day of awareness.  

21st - National Memo Day #NationalMemoDay

The humble memo can convey a lot. Whether it's a motivational message, love for a friend or family member, or important updates to your business, school or more. To celebrate this day, try making your own video memo with VideoScribe! It's easy and most importantly fun so get creative and see what you could create.  

21st - World Meditation Day #WorldMeditationDay

This is your reminder to breathe... Take a minute for yourself to just relax, let your shoulders drop, close your eyes and practice a little mindfulness. Why not share the reminder with your community too using our pre-made video template? πŸ‘‡ Don't forget you can easily edit the text and image so get creative and add your own personal touch. 

World Meditation Day breathe Scribely video template

21st - Endangered Species Day #EndangeredSpeciesDay

Sadly, lots of different species around the world are endangered and it's our responsibility to do what we can to help. It could be as simple as sharing research and data on a species close to your heart.

24th - National Scavenger Hunt Day #NationalScavengerHuntDay

Who doesn't love a scavenger hunt!? The thrill of tracking down a prize! Celebrate by hosting your own online scavenger hunt hiding clues across websites or in a series of videos. The beauty of online scavenger hunts is lots more people can get involved regardless of where they are and the COVID-19 regulations in their area. 

28th - Hamburger Day #NationalHamburgerDay

It's time to celebrate one of the ultimate comfort foods - the humble hamburger! What's your go-to order?

31st - Memorial Day #MemorialDay #MDW

This important American holiday honors the men and women who gave their lives while serving in the U.S. military.

That brings us to the end of our holidays and events calendar for May - what dates will you be getting involved with? Comment and let us know πŸ‘‡

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