Free Printable May 2024 Calendar

Is it May calendar time already? It really snuck up on me. If you’re in the same boat, don’t worry! These free printable May calendars will help you plan for Mother’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and everything else you have going on in May. Which reminds me, I need to get my garden ready for the warm weather! But maybe you have an exciting Memorial Day vacation or other plans coming up. Keep track of it all with these May calendars that can keep you organized.

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No matter what you need to keep organized this May, our free calendar templates have you covered. Countdown to that special event, or keep track of the whole family's commitments by filling out one of these calendars and putting it on your fridge. Whether you want a dedicated calendar to keep track of a project at work, or you're a home-schooling mom who wants to schedule events and activities, these printable calendars are for you! Keep tabs on birthdays, appointments, deadlines, projects, and more!

Our calendars are formatted to print on US letter-size (8.5" x 11" paper). Each calendar on this page starts the week on a Sunday, and several include the major holidays and observances. When you find a calendar template you like, simply click on the image or download button underneath to download your free calendar template.

Looking for calendars where the week starts on Monday? We hear you! Scroll to the bottom or click here to find our (NEW!) May monday-start calendars with all your favorite designs.

These printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.

Blank May Calendar Template

Maybe you like to keep things clean and simple. This black and white May calendar template is perfect for organizing projects around the home or at work.

may Calendar 2024 Printable Blank

Blank May 2024 Calendar

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May Calendar Template for Mother's Day

If you’re anything like me, Mother’s Day is the highlight of May. You might also love this May calendar template, with its beautiful watercolor flowers to celebrate the gifts and grace of motherhood.

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Mother's Day Flowers May 2024 Calendar

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May Calendar Template - Roses

Are April’s showers bringing you May flowers? Freshening up my garden is one of my favorite spring activities. That’s why I love this May calendar template that features a gorgeous floral design.

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Printable May Calendar - Roses

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May 2024 Calendar - Tropical Hibiscus

Maybe you want your May flowers in a more vibrant variety. Get a splash of May color with this tropical-themed May calendar featuring a vibrant red hibiscus border. Dream of tropical beaches and beautiful places as you plan out your month!

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Free May Calendar - Hibiscus Flowers

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Printable May Calendar - Eucalyptus

Plants like eucalyptus can help usher in the warmer weather in May. This gorgeous May calendar trimmed with beautiful eucalyptus leaves and delicate flower buds is free for you to print at home.

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2024 May Calendar - Eucalyptus Floral Border

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May Holidays & Observances

May is the fifth month of the calendar year and the middle of spring in the northern hemisphere. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and many of us rush to get outside after the long winter months of cold and wet. No wonder we have so many great celebrations happening in May, so get ready to make your new printable May calendar!

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is a yearly celebration on May 5 to commemorate Mexico's victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla. The battle took place in Mexico on May 5, 1862, and saw a smaller, more poorly equipped Mexican force defeat a larger and better equipped French force. These days, Cinco de Mayo is seen as a day to celebrate Mexican culture and achievements. It is not a public holiday. Read more about Cinco de Mayo.

National Nurses Day

Monday, May 6, is National Nurses Day. Some even spend the entire week honoring our nurses. This year, that would stretch from May 6 to May 12 (which is Florence Nightingale’s birthday). Within this week, there is also a National Student Nurses Day on May 8. On the Wednesday of National Nurses Week, we take a moment for National School Nurse Day. Let’s celebrate all our hard-working nurses this year!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week overlaps with National Nurses Day, running from May 6 to May 10 this year. Teachers spend so much time with our children, helping them grow and learn. That’s why the U.S. sets aside the first full week of May to honor them.

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated in the U.S. on the second Sunday of May each year. It is not a public holiday. People use the day to honor the contribution of mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts and cards to their moms or organize special family outings. Read more about Mother's Day.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It is a state public holiday. State government offices are closed, and some schools and businesses may also be closed. Memorial Day is a day for mourning the military personnel who have died in service. It was formerly known as Decoration Day. Learn more about Memorial Day.

May Monthly Observances

Some May holidays aren’t full holidays, but monthly observances. Do any of these speak to you?

  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • National Pet Month
  • ALS Awareness Month
  • Military Appreciation Month
  • Other Fun, Silly May Holidays

    You’ve probably heard of many of the May holidays we listed above, but there are a ton of fun, silly observances in May that you might not have ever encountered. Here’s a few of our favorites:

  • May 1: Mother Goose Day
  • May 1: Mother Goose Day
  • May 2: National Play Your Ukulele Day
  • May 4: Star Wars Day
  • May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
  • May 8: Coconut Cream Pie Day
  • May 9: Lost Sock Memorial Day
  • May 14: Dance Like a Chicken Day
  • May 17: Pizza Party Day
  • May 23: World Turtle Day
  • May 28: Hamburger Day
  • What Does May Mean?

    May is a month, sure, but there’s a deeper meaning behind why we call it May and how it came to be what we know today. According to, May came from Latin and only came into English in the 1050s. It was originally the month of Maia, who was a Greek goddess. Maia was the mother of Hermes, who you might recognize as the messenger god.

    How Many Calendar Days Are in May?

    Before you start planning your holidays and vacations, just how many days are on a May calendar? May is one of the longer months, so you’ll find 31 days on our May calendars. If you also snag a June calendar below, you’ll find 30 days on that one.

    What to Plant in May

    Gardening is its own craft, and it can be such a rewarding one that it would be a crime not to mention it during this Spring month. You might feel like you’ve missed out on starting your garden by not getting a jump on things in April, but don’t stress! You aren’t too late at all. There are many things you can start in May and enjoy for the rest of the summer.

    For example, you might start your beets in May, since they do the best from late spring to early summer. Taking a page from one of our May calendars above, you could also start planting some red hibiscus in May. Or get a jump on Halloween by planting some pumpkins and letting them grow over the summer.

    That isn’t all. May is also a great time to start cabbage, summer squash, herbs, tomatoes, asters, and even melon. Of course, this will also depend on where exactly you live. So look up your growing zone and make sure that you live in the right climate for these plants.

    The Zodiac in May

    Maybe you believe in astrology, maybe you just like the aesthetics of it. Zodiac sigsn make for fun arts and crafts material, that's for sure.

    There are two Zodiac signs that include at least part of May. If you’re a Taurus, your birthday may fall in May. If you were born in late May, however, you may find that you’re a Gemini instead. Taurus is represented by a bull. Some say that those born a Taurus like soft sounds, soothing smells, and good eats, basically all things luxurious and indulgent. Meanwhile, Gemini is the twins, and Geminis are said to embody duality, playfulness, and intellect.

    Free Printable June Calendars

    If you’re trying to stay organized this year, why stop at May? You can get even farther ahead with these free printable June calendars.

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    Free Printable Weekly Calendar Templates

    Feeling overwhelmed by everything you have to get done this week? Don't panic! Take a look at our fabulous free printable weekly calendar templates. Whether you're a list-maker, a time-tracker, or just someone who loves to stay organized, we've got a design that will help keep your week on track!

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    Year Calendars

    Monthly printable calendars are great, but if you're craving a bigger picture, our year calendars are just what you need! Head on over to our special Printable Year Calendars page and get a bird's-eye view of your entire year. Say goodbye to missing important dates and hello to a year filled with organization and success!

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    More Free May Printables

    We hope you found our free printable May calendars useful! If you're looking for more free printable resources, take a look at some of our other seasonal printables.

    Printable Mother's Day Cards
    Mother's Day Cards Coloring Pages
    Spring Coloring Pages
    Spring Word Search Puzzles
    Flower Coloring Pages


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