20 Free Canva Templates for May 2022

To complement our monthly blog post, 100+ Content Ideas and Inspiration for May 2022, we’re giving away 20 FREE Canva Templates created for 20 different special days/events happening in May.

You’re free to use the templates on your social media, change fonts and colours, and add your logo or any other images you like. For an individual image to open in your Canva account, you either click the link or one of the images below. If you’d like all 20 Templates then click this link and you’ll get access to them all in one design folder.

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1. World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits. There are also thousands of community groups around the world that regularly practice comedy to promote wellness and overall well-being. World Laughter Day is celebrated in most large cities around the world. Hundreds of people gather worldwide on that day to laugh together. It has been celebrated in Los Angeles since 2005 and has since spread all over the world as a way to express people’s love for comedy and laughter (https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/world-laughter-day/).

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World Laughter Day 2022

 

2. Star Wars Day

Star Wars Day is an informal commemorative day observed annually on May 4 to celebrate the Star Wars media franchise created by founder and former chairman and CEO of Lucasfilm, George Lucas. Observance of the day spread quickly through media and grassroots celebrations since the franchise began in 1977. Wikipedia

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Star Wars Day 2022

 

3. Cinco De Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5, which commemorates the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. Wikipedia

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Cinco De Mayo 2022

 

4. Mother’s Day (USA)

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It’s celebrated on different days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. Wikipedia

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Mother's Day 2022

 

5. Eat What You Want Day

National Eat What You Want Day was created by Thomas and Ruth Roy to help people break away from the frustrating health and diet trends of our times, if for only one day, and just let go and enjoy life a little.

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Eat What You Want Day

 

6. World Cocktail Day

World Cocktail Day is a global celebration of cocktails; it marks the publication date of the first definition of a cocktail on May 13 in 1806. The New York tabloid ‘The Balance and Columbian Repository’ defined a cocktail as “a stimulating liquor, composed of spirits of any kind, sugar, water and bitters”. Wikipedia

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World Cocktail Day May Template

 

7. Hummus Day

On May 13th, join millions of people around the world in celebrating their love for hummus. Consume, share, celebrate and profess your love for this special food. 2021 marks the 9th official International Hummus Day.

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Hummus Day

8. Happy Children’s Day (UK)

National Children’s Day UK (NCDUK) is all about the importance of a healthy childhood, and how we need to protect the rights and freedoms of children and young people. It’s a day of celebration, but it’s also a great opportunity for anyone involved with children to raise awareness about projects they are running or things they care about. Get Involved!  National Children’s Day

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Children's Day 2022

 

9. Wear Purple for Peace Day

The goal of Wear Purple for Peace Day is to make the world a peaceful place. Of course, it’s also to encourage alien species to make contact with Earth.

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Wear Purple for peace day 2022

 

10. World Bee Day

World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem. Wikipedia

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World Bee Day 2022

 

11. World Meditation Day

The history of World Meditation Day can be traced to the history of meditation itself. Meditation has been an integral part of many religions and was first found spoken of in written form in about 1500 BC in India.

It plays a prominent role in many religions throughout the world, especially Buddhism and other Eastern faiths. It’s also practised by those who are neither spiritual nor religious as a way of easing stress and clearing their mind. Daysoftheyear

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World Meditation Day

 

12. World Goth Day

World Goth Day is observed on 22 May. The Official World Goth Day site defines it as “a day where the goth scene gets to celebrate its own being, and an opportunity to make its presence known to the rest of the world.” Wikipedia

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World Goth Day May 2022

 

13. World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day has been sponsored annually since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue. Held on 23rd May, the aim is to bring attention and increase knowledge and respect for turtles and tortoises. Its purpose is also to encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.

World Turtle Day is celebrated around the globe in a variety of ways, from dressing up as turtles or wearing green summer dresses, to saving turtles caught on highways, to research activities. Turtle Day lesson plans and craft projects encourage teaching about turtles in classrooms. Wikipedia

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World Turtle Day

 

14. Lucky Penny Day

National Lucky Penny Day is celebrated on May 23rd. It’s always nice to find a penny and on this day everyone is on the lookout in the hopes of finding one lying around. The discovery of pennies is often associated with good luck and celebrators believe that if you find a penny on National Lucky Penny Day, you might just be incredibly blessed! National Today

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Lucky Penny Day May 2022

 

15. International Tiara Day

International Tiara Day is celebrated on May 24th each year, appropriately on the birthday of Queen Victoria. Since so many girls and women admire tiaras, but there are very few events at which you can wear one, International Tiara Day was created. It’s a day when everyone who wishes can wear a tiara for a day and feel like royalty. International Tiara Day

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International Tiara Day May 2022 Templates

 

16. Africa Day

Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963. It’s celebrated in various countries on the African continent, as well as around the world. Wikipedia

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Africa Day May 2022

 

17. World Hunger Day

World Hunger Day was created by The Hunger Project on May 28th 2021 to bring awareness to the more than 690 million people living in chronic hunger during an unprecedented global crisis. It’s now become an annual event. World Hunger Day

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World Hunger Day May 2022

 

18. Amnesty International Day

As a global movement of over ten million people, Amnesty International is the world’s largest grassroots human rights organisation.

Learn more about their work here: Amnesty.org

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Amnesty International Day May 2022

 

19. Memorial Day (USA)

Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May. As it always falls on a Monday, this creates a three-day break known as Memorial Day weekend. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service for the United States.

The Memorial Day weekend is seen as the unofficial start of summer, and as such, it is a popular holiday enjoyed with outdoor events and picnics.

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Memorial Day May 2022

 

20. World No Tobacco Day

WHO and public health champions around the world are marking World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) this year by focusing on the many ways in which tobacco threatens the environment we live in.

The 2022 global campaign aims to raise public awareness about the environmental impact of the entire tobacco cycle, from its cultivation, production and distribution to the toxic waste it generates. The campaign will also aim to expose the tobacco industry’s effort to greenwash its reputation and to make its products more appealing by marketing them as environmentally friendly. WHO

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World No Tobacco Day May 2022

You can also get all these templates in one Canva folder, just click here 🙂

These templates will save you time when planning and designing your social media posts. We’re going to design 20 free templates for you each month, illustrating some of the special days from our popular monthly content blog posts!

Happy designing!

Kim

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