Social Sidekick 5/7-5/13: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events

Social Sidekick 5/7-5/13: Social Holidays, Themes, and Noteworthy Events

Hannah Curran
April 20, 2017

Welcome to (Good) Burger Month! So many people have wondered about the origins of these new social holidays that NPR decided to do a deep dive. Listen to their piece about National Garlic Day (and who coins these calendar events)—then subscribe to Social Sidekick so you never miss social holidays and noteworthy occasions. 

CELEBRATE MAY 

//HEALTH//
Lyme Disease Awareness Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, Melanoma/Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month

//FOOD//
Hamburger Month, Barbeque Month, Asparagus Month, Mediterranean Diet Month, Salad Month, Salsa Month, Strawberry Month, Vinegar Month, Gazpacho Month, Egg Month

//FUN//
Golf Month, Get Caught Reading Month, Bike Month, Photography Month 

Sunday, May 7 

//HOLIDAYS//
Lemonade Day, Leg of Lamb Day

//HASHTAGS//
#SundayFunday, #SelfieSunday, #Sinday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Eva Peron, Breckin Meyer, Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

//TV EVENTS//
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards (MTV, 8 PM)

//TV PREMIERES//
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings (Freeform, 8 PM), The Last 100 Days of Diana (ABC, 9 PM)

Monday, May 8

//HOLIDAYS//
Free Trade Day, Truman Day (Missouri), Iris Day, No Socks Day

//HASHTAGS//
#ManCrushMonday or #MCM, #MondayBlues, #MotivationMonday, #MarketingMonday, #MeatlessMonday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Enrique Iglesias, David Attenborough, Olivia Culpo

//TV PREMIERES//
Dear Mama: An Event to Honor Moms (VH1, 10 PM), Southern Charm Savannah (Bravo, 10 PM)

Tuesday, May 9

//HOLIDAYS//
Public Gardens Day, Moscato Day

//HASHTAGS//
#TransformationTuesday or #TT, #TravelTuesday, #TongueOutTuesday, #Tunesday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Billy Joel, Rosario Dawson, Audrina Patridge, Albert Finney, John Brown

Wednesday, May 10

//HOLIDAYS//
World Lupus Day, Third Shift Workers Day, Windmill Day, Mother Ocean Day, Receptionists Day, Stay Up All Night Day

//HASHTAGS//
#WomanCrushWednesday or #WCW, #WayBackWednesday or #WBW, #WineWednesday, #WellnessWednesday, #HumpDay, #WisdomWednesday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Bono, Missy Franklin, Kenan Thompson, Adebayo Akinfenwa, Sid Vicious, Fred Astaire

Thursday, May 11

//HOLIDAYS//
Eat What You Want Day, Root Canal Appreciation Day

//HASHTAGS//
#TBT or #ThrowbackThursday, #Thursdate, #ThoughtfulThursday, #ThirstyThursday, #ThankfulThursday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Cam Newton, Natasha Richardson, Cory Monteith

Friday, May 12

//HOLIDAYS//
International Nurses Day, Military Spouse Day, Limerick Day, One Day Without Shoes Day, Odometer Day, Nutty Fudge Day

//HASHTAGS//
#FollowFriday or #FF, #FlashbackFriday or #FBF, #FridayFeeling, #FriYay, #FridayReads

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Emily Van Camp, Catherine Tate, Florence Nightingale, Emilio Estevez, Malin Akerman, Katharine Hepburn, Jason Biggs, Domhnall Gleeson

//ALBUM RELEASES//
B.o.B, “Ether”; Danzig, “Black Laden Crown”; Deb Talan, “Lucky Girl”; Dreamcar, “Dreamcar”; Girlpool, “Powerplant”; Harry Styles, “Harry Styles”; Machine Gun Kelly, “Bloom”; Paul Weller, “A Kind Revolution”; PWR BTTM, “Pageant”; Seether “Poison the Parish”; Todd Rundgren, “White Knight”; Zac Brown Band, “Welcome Home”

//MOVIE PREMIERES//
The Darkness, Money Monster 

//TV PREMIERES//
Anne (Netflix),  Get Me Roger Stone (Netflix), I Love Dick (Amazon), Master of None (Netflix)

Saturday, May 13

//HOLIDAYS//
International Hummus Day, Apple Pie Day, Train Day, Top Gun Day, Fair Trade Day,

//HASHTAGS//
#Caturday, #SexySaturday

//FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS//
Robert Pattinson, Stevie Wonder, Dennis Rodman, Lena Dunham, Pusha T, Hunter Parrish

//TV PREMIERES//
All for Love (Hallmark, 9 PM)