Batman Day. Star Wars Day. No Pants Day. Free Comic Book Day. Talk Like Yoda Day. Let’s face it – May is for the nerds.

Seriously, we’ve got some awesome important days too – Teachers Day, Nurses Day, Reconciliation Week and more. Grab your diary and add these dates to your calendar.

Check out the key dates for April is here and June is here!

Month-Long May Events

Kiss Goodbye to MS
Mindful in May

Special Days – May

May 1
May Day
Labour Day (QLD)
Batman Day
American Gods Amazon Prime (USA)
MasterChef 7:30pm TEN

May 3
World Press Freedom Day
TED2017
Love Child 9pm Nine

May 4
International Star Wars Day
Live Below the Line

May 5
International Midwives Day
Cinco de Mayo
No Pants Day
Sense8 Netflix

May 6
International No Diet Day
Heart Week
Free Comic Book Day

May 7
International Tell Your Crush Day

May 8
National Volunteer Week
No Socks Day
MTV Movie & TV Awards special 10am MTV

May 9
National Teacher Day (USA)
Lost Sock Memorial Day
Eurovision Song Contest

May 11
John Wick Vol 2 released in AUS
Twilight Zone Day

May 12
International Nurses Day
Limerick Day

May 14
RSPCA Million Paws Walk
Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Sydney begins
National Dance Like a Chicken Day
Mother’s Day (Aus)

May 18
Alien: Covenant in cinemas (AUS)

May 19
The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (USA)

May 20
Be a Millionaire Day

May 21
Talk Like Yoda Day

May 22
Sydney Writer’s Festival begins
Twin Peaks Stan (AUS)

May 23
World Turtle Day

May 24
Scavenger Hunt Day

May 25
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (AUS)
Towel Day
Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea

May 26
National Sorry Day
Blueberry Cheesecake Day
Vivid Festival begins Sydney

May 27
Banish the Black Dog Charity Bike Ride
Red Shield Appeal Doorknock
National Reconciliation Week
Ramadan

May 31
Macaroon Day
State Of Origin Game 1

Just a reminder that these events are as correct as I can make them at the time of writing – but please double check special dates should things have shifted since publication!

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