Hobbies Freebies May Holidays That Are Good for Marketing Share PINTEREST Email Print Katie Huisman Taxi/Getty Images Freebies For Families Free Samples Software By Lahle Wolfe Lahle Wolfe Northern Virginia Community College Lahle Wolfe has more than 25 years of experience in small business development and ran her own digital marketing firm. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 07/04/19 If you're Jewish-American, if you practice Transcendental Meditation, or you love going out for Eggs Benedict at your favorite restaurant, then May is the month for you. That's because May is Jewish-American Heritage Month, Meditation Month, and National Egg Month. More Serious Month of May Events It is also the very serious Awareness of Medical Orphans Month and National Osteoporosis Prevention Month. The United States is very prolific at creating "national month" events. In addition to businesses—whether they be major national conglomerates or local ma-and-pa shops—numerous worthwhile organizations and special interest groups including religious and ethnic ones establish a promotion during a calendar month. This dedicated month helps to get their name and message out to the public. It's not surprising that National Egg Month—celebrated at coffee shops and four-star restaurants from Maine to Monterey—is sponsored by the American Egg Board—everyone benefits. While it may not be appropriate for you to celebrate Haitian Awareness Month if you hail from South Africa, May is a good time to be reminded that a firm mattress is essential for a good night's sleep. That's because May is Sleep Better Month, and the occasion is celebrated by large and small mattress companies across the U.S. May Events Asian Heritage Month (Canada)Asian/Pacific American Heritage MonthAwareness of Medical Orphans MonthBetter Hearing and Speech MonthBetter Sleep MonthBorderline Personality Disorder MonthBrain Tumor Awareness MonthCorrect Posture MonthCreative Beginnings MonthFamily Wellness MonthFibromyalgia Education and Awareness MonthFoot Health MonthFreedom Shrine MonthGet Caught Reading MonthGifts From The Garden MonthGo Fetch! Food Drive for Homeless Animals MonthHaitian Heritage MonthHeal the Children MonthHealthy Vision MonthHuntington's Disease Awareness MonthInternational Audit MonthInternational Business Image Improvement MonthInternational Victorious Woman MonthJewish-American Heritage MonthLatino Books MonthLyme Disease Awareness MonthMeditation MonthMotorcycle Safety MonthNational Allergy/Asthma Awareness MonthNational Arthritis MonthNational Artisan Gelato MonthNational Asparagus MonthNational Barbeque MonthNational Bike MonthNational Chocolate Custard MonthNational Egg MonthNational Family MonthNational Foster Care Month NationalGood Car Keeping MonthNational Good Car Keeping MonthNational Hamburger MonthNational Hepatitis Awareness MonthNational High Blood Pressure MonthNational Mental Health MonthNational Military Appreciation Month NationalNational Moving MonthNational Mine MonthNational Osteoporosis Prevention MonthNational Photo MonthNational Physical Fitness and Sports MonthNational Physiotherapy MonthNational Preservation MonthNational Revise Your Work Schedule MonthNational Salad MonthNational Salsa MonthNational Share A Story monthNational Smile Month (From May 15 to June 15, 2019)National Strawberry MonthNational Stroke Awareness MonthNational Vinegar MonthOlder Americans MonthPersonal History MonthReact MonthStrike Out Strokes MonthSweet Vidalia Onions MonthTeen Self-Esteem MonthTennis MonthUltra-violet Awareness MonthWomen's Health Care MonthYoung Achievers of Tomorrow Month No matter what business or non-profit you work in, it's worth considering if there is a way you can benefit by tooting your own horn during May. There's something in May for all kinds of organizations, in dozens of different industries. From teens to tennis players to those who sell sweet Vidalia onions, May is a great self-promotion month. Why not take advantage? After all, someone else already created the event for you.