May Monthly Themes

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May 2022 Monthly Theme: Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month

We will commemorate Asian American and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month, paying tribute to the generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders who shaped our nation's history—and who were shaped by it.

More information and resources coming soon.

More May Themes & Activities

Every month, the National Park Service celebrates different national holidays and initiatives that provide opportunities to share our mission through websites, social media, and other platforms. Find information on a related topic on NPS.gov, hashtags that national parks are using, and other messaging tools to use on these special days.

May 1–31: Jewish American Heritage Month

  • Social media hashtag: #JewishAmericanHeritage

May 1–31: National Bike Month

  • Resources
    • Biking (nps.gov/biking): stories, featured places, suggested activities, news, and events

May 1–31: National Water Safety Month

May 1–31: Preservation Month

  • Resources

May 1–31: Wildfire Awareness Month

  • Resources
    • Wildland Fire articles and news
  • Social media hashtag: #WildfireAwareness

May 1-7: Public Service Recognition Week

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtag: #psrw

May 2-8: Air Quality Awareness Week

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtags: #AirQualityAwareness

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7: National Train Day

May 8: VE Day (Victory in Europe Day)

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtags: #VEDay, #MilitaryHeritage

May 9–15: National Police Week

May 14: World Migratory Bird Day

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtag: #MigratoryBirdDay

May 19: Global Accessibility Awareness Day

May 20: Endangered Species Day

May 20: Wear Your Lifejacket to Work Day

May 21-27: National Safe Boating Week

May 21: Armed Forces Day

May 21: Kids to Parks Day

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtag: #KidsToParksDay

May 22: International Day for Biological Diversity

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtag: #BioDiversity

May 30: Memorial Day

  • Resources
  • Social media hashtag: #Memorial Day

TBD: Amphibian Week

TBD: Hurricane Preparedness Week

TBD: National Infrastructure Week

Last updated: November 22, 2021