May Hashtags for Social Media – Over 140 Hashtags for 2022

Wondering what hashtags to use on social media in May?

This complete list of hashtags will provide you with over 140 popular hashtags to use on Instagram throughout May.

These hashtags can also work on other social media channels like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and TikTok.

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Hashtags are an outstanding way to increase the visibility and reach of your social media posts. 

You can use up to 30 hashtags in your Instagram posts, but research from Track Maven suggests 9 hashtags is the magic number for Instagram.

On Facebook and Twitter, I recommend you use 1 – 2 hashtags, and on LinkedIn use 3 – 5 hashtags.

When compiling your list of hashtags for Instagram, be careful not to use only the most popular hashtags.

Hashtags with millions of posts are highly competitive and the chances of your content being seen are much smaller.

That’s why I’ve curated a list of popular hashtags that range from 15,000 to 1 million posts or more.

Use a variety of these hashtags in your posts for maximum results.

May Hashtags

  • #armedforcesday
  • #biketoworkday
  • #brothersday
  • #celiacawarenessmonth
  • #cincodemayo
  • #cincodemayo2022
  • #cincodemayoparty
  • #cincodemayoweekend
  • #classof2022
  • #dogmomsday
  • #eatwhatyouwantday
  • #endoftheschoolyear
  • #felizcincodemayo
  • #fibromyalgiaawarenessday
  • #flowers
  • #flowerseason
  • #flowersinbloom 
  • #foodallergyawareness
  • #grad2022
  • #graduate
  • #graduation
  • #graduation2022
  • #graduationcelebration
  • #graduationday
  • #graduationparty
  • #graduationseason
  • #graduationtime
  • #happycincodemayo
  • #happygraduation
  • #hellospring
  • #hellosummer
  • #hummusday
  • #ilovemymom
  • #lastdayofschool
  • #lovespring
  • #loveyoumom
  • #may
  • #may2022
  • #maychallenge 
  • #mayday
  • #maydays
  • #mayfavorites 
  • #mayflowers
  • #mayflowers 
  • #mayforever
  • #maygoals
  • #maythe4thbewithyou
  • #mayvibes
  • #melanomamonday
  • #memorialday
  • #mentalhealth
  • #mentalhealthawareness
  • #mentalhealthishealth
  • #mentalhealthisimportant
  • #mentalhealthisreal
  • #mentalhealthjourney
  • #mentalhealthmatters
  • #mentalhealthmonth
  • #mentalhealthsupport
  • #mentalhealthwarrior 
  • #mentalhealthwellness
  • #mimosaday
  • #mothersday
  • #mothersday2022
  • #mothersdaycelebration
  • #mothersdayeveryday 
  • #mothersdaylove 
  • #mothersdayweekend
  • #motherslove
  • #mothersloveisforever
  • #mymomisthebest
  • #nationaldayofprayer
  • #nationalfitnessday
  • #nationalhamburgerday
  • #nationalnursesday
  • #nationalpoliceweek
  • #nationalsmileday
  • #nationalwineday
  • #nodietday
  • #nomoreschool
  • #nopantsday
  • #notobaccoday
  • #nursesweek
  • #pizzapartyday
  • #plantlover 
  • #schoolsout
  • #schoolsoutforsummer
  • #schoolsoutforthesummer
  • #silencetheshame
  • #skincancerawarenessmonth
  • #spring 
  • #spring2022
  • #springblooms 
  • #springcolors 
  • #springdays
  • #springequinox
  • #springfeeling 
  • #springflowers
  • #springflowersmakemehappy
  • #springgarden
  • #springgardens 
  • #springhascome
  • #springhassprung 
  • #springiscoming
  • #springisfinallyhere
  • #springishere
  • #springisintheair
  • #springismyfavorite 
  • #springisnear 
  • #springissprung
  • #springlove
  • #springtime
  • #springvibes
  • #springweather
  • #summervacation
  • #summervacation2022
  • #teacherappreciation
  • #teacherappreciationday
  • #tourismday
  • #veday
  • #womenshealthmonth
  • #womenshealthweek 

Daily Hashtags

When compiling your list of hashtags to use for a social media post, remember to also incorporate daily hashtags.

Daily hashtags are very popular and they’re meant to be used on specific days of the week. 

Below are some of the most popular daily hashtags to use on social media.

For a complete list of daily hashtags read: 210 Daily Hashtags for Social Media.

SUNDAY

  • #SundayFunday
  • #HappySunday
  • #WeekendVibes

MONDAY

  • #MondayMotivation
  • #MondayQuotes
  • #MondayMantra

TUESDAY

  • #TuesdayMotivation
  • #TuesdayThoughts
  • #TacoTuesday

WEDNESDAY

  • #WednesdayMotivation
  • #WednesdayMorning
  • #HappyHumpDay

THURSDAY

  • #ThursdayQuotes
  • #ThursdayMotivation
  • #ThrowbackThursday

FRIDAY

  • #TGIF
  • #HappyFriday
  • #FlashbackFriday

SATURDAY

  • #HappySaturday
  • #SaturdayNight
  • #SmallBusinessSaturday

Holiday Hashtags

Did you know there are over 325 different holidays to celebrate on social media in May?

The holidays range from major holidays like Mother’s Day to obscure and random holidays like No Pants Day.

To help you sort through the massive list, I’ve compiled a smaller list of the more popular holidays for social media.

The hashtags for these holidays all have at least 4,000 posts and many have over one million posts.

HOLIDAY HASHTAGS

  • Women’s Health Month – #womenshealthmonth
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month – #skincancerawarenessmonth
  • Mental Health Awareness Month – #mentalhealthawareness
  • Celiac Awareness Month – #celiacawarenessmonth
  • May 1: May Day – #mayday
  • May 1: No Pants Day – #nopantsday
  • May 2 – 6: Teacher Appreciation Week – #teacherappreciation
  • May 2: Melanoma Monday – #melanomamonday
  • May 3: National Teacher Appreciation Day – #teacherappreciationday
  • May 4: Star Wars Day – #maythe4thbewithyou
  • May 5: Cinco de Mayo – #cincodemayo
  • May 5: National Day of Prayer – #nationaldayofprayer
  • May 5: National Silence the Shame Day – #silencetheshame
  • May 6 – 12: National Nurses Week – #nursesweek
  • May 6: International No Diet Day – #nodietday
  • May 6: National Nurses Day – #nationalnursesday
  • May 7: National Fitness Day – #nationalfitnessday
  • May 7: National Tourism Day – #tourismday
  • May 8 – 14: Food Allergy Awareness Week – #foodallergyawareness
  • May 8 – 14: National Women’s Health Week – #womenshealthweek 
  • May 8: Mother’s Day – #mothersday
  • May 8: Victory in Europe Day – #veday
  • May 11: National Eat What You Want Day – #eatwhatyouwantday
  • May 12: National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day – #fibromyalgiaawarenessday
  • May 13: International Hummus Day – #hummusday
  • May 14: National Dog Mom’s Day – #dogmomsday
  • May 15 – 21: National Police Week – #nationalpoliceweek
  • May 16: National Mimosa Day – #mimosaday
  • May 20: National Bike to Work Day – #biketoworkday
  • May 20: National Pizza Party Day – #pizzapartyday
  • May 21: National Armed Forces Day – #armedforcesday
  • May 24: Brother’s Day – #brothersday
  • May 25: National Wine Day – #nationalwineday
  • May 28: National Hamburger Day – #nationalhamburgerday
  • May 30: National Memorial Day – #memorialday
  • May 31: National Smile Day – #nationalsmileday
  • May 31: World No Tobacco Day – #notobaccoday

For the complete list of all 325 holidays to celebrate in May (along with hashtags) read: May Holidays for Social Media.

May Social Media Post Ideas

Business owners and marketers face two big issues with social media marketing – lack of time and lack of content. 

Lucky for you, I solve both of those issues in my blog post: May Social Media Post Ideas.

You’ll discover what to post to social media during the month of May.

Plus, you’ll learn about an incredible resource that will make social media marketing so effortless you’ll wonder how you survived without it.  

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Curated Social Media Hashtag Lists

Unfortunately, curating a list of relevant and popular hashtags for each post takes a lot of time and creative energy – something most business owners and marketers have in short supply. 

Inside the Social Media Content Club you’ll find curated hashtag lists for every month of the year.  

Watch the 2-minute video below to learn how the Social Media Content Club makes your hashtag research effortless! 

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