A minimum wage increase, PPP deadlines, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and more — find out what else is happening in May with our free calendar.
Hello, May! The days are getting longer, the sun is shining, and COVID-19 cases are going down across the nation (knocks on wood). With a new month ahead of us, we have new celebrations and a few fun holidays to spark your imagination. This month, we celebrate mothers, teachers, nurses, and our military. It’s also Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Global Employee Health and Fitness Month.
Tax Day is also coming up. The IRS has extended the filing season from April 15 to May 17. If you’re a small business owner, pay attention to Virginia’s minimum wage increase, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, and the Paycheck Protection Program deadline.
This easy-to-use calendar can help you keep your business on track. Download it, bookmark it, and refer to it throughout the month.
To download our calendar with dates and descriptions, click here.
May 1, 2021
Virginia Minimum Wage Increase. The state of Virginia will be increasing the minimum wage for the first time in 12 years. The wage is going from $7.25 an hour to $9.50.
May 3, 2021
Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RFF) application portal opens. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is part of a $28.6 billion federal grant program focused on supporting restaurants and other food industry businesses.
May 4, 2021
Teacher Appreciation Day. Make sure to honor teachers for their special contributions in their particular field, or the community in general. #ThankATeacher
Star Wars Day. Celebrate the Star Wars fandom on this punny day. #MayThe4thBeWithYou #StarWarsDay
May 5, 2021
Cinco de Mayo. Music, food, dancing … how are you celebrating #CincoDeMayo?
May 6, 2021
National Nurses Day. It’s been a hard year for our healthcare workers. Show your gratitude by thanking these selfless individuals. #NursesDay
May 9, 2021
Mother’s Day. Today is the day to shower all the mothers in our lives with love. #MothersDay
National Small Business Day. It’s been a rough year for the millions of small business impacted by COVID-19. Remember to shop local and support your favorite #SmallBusiness.
May 12, 2021
National Receptionist Day. This holiday is celebrated on the second Wednesday in May. #NationalReceptionistDay
May 14, 2021
Deadline to download your E-Verify History Records. The USCIS will dispose of E-Verify records that are more than 10 years old. Today is the last day to download case information.
May 15, 2021
Armed Forces Day. This holiday is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. Pay special tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces you know.
May 17, 2021
National Tax Day. Today is the deadline to file your individual taxes. The deadline was extended from April 15.
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Raise awareness of LGBT rights violations. #IDAHOT2021
May 21, 2021
National Bike to Work Day. While this day normally celebrates the fun and healthy way to get to work, many businesses remain closed. Instead, people are encouraged to bike to wherever #BikeToWorkDay #BTWD
May 31, 2021
Memorial Day. Today is more than a day off of work. Support the families who lost loved ones while serving in the military. #MemorialDay #MDW
Last Day to Submit PPP Application. Today is the last day to submit your Paycheck Protection Program application.