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71 May Instagram Hashtags for Mother’s Day and More

by Katie Davies / April 6, 2022

May the Fourth be with you, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day … May is a busy month.

It’s also the month when the weather really starts to warm up as we ease toward summertime.

(Get your sunscreen and caps ready!)

Whether you’re updating your Stories as you treat your mom to something special or posting your favorite Yoda meme, it’s likely that there’ll be a lot going on with your Insta feed over the next few weeks.

(And your followers will love you for it as much as I love mac ‘n cheese. Hint: This is a lot.)

However, it’s important not to let your hard work go to waste when it comes to creating compelling content. I mean, think about it: If you’re going to spend hours crafting the perfect picture, you want that time and energy to be worthwhile — right?

The alternative is a low amount of likes, comments, and profile visits. *Shudder* 

Not to worry — I’ve rounded up the 71 May Instagram selfie hashtags that will help your posts reach more eyeballs and get the engagement they deserve. (Thank me later.)

Keep in Mind That Content Is King

Speaking of compelling content, there’s a saying in the online world and it goes a little something like this: “content is king.”

What does this mean, I hear you ask? Well, it means that unique, high-quality and interesting posts are more likely to attract your target audience and turn them from profile visitors into followers.

And using specific hashtags that describe what your post is about can get your ideal follower to land on your profile.

That being said, only high-quality content will get them to binge your posts and click that all-important “follow” button.

That’s why you’ve got to help me out here — I’ll deliver the hashtags if you deliver great content for Instagram.

Deal? Okay, you got it.

Mother’s Day Hashtags for Instagram

In the U.S., Mother’s Day is celebrated on the second Sunday in May. It’s a day for spending time with your mom, whether in-person or via FaceTime, and letting her know how much you care.

Using these Mother’s Day hashtags will show Instagram just how much you care, too.

  • #mothersday2022
  • #mothersdaygifts
  • #mothersdaygiftideas
  • #mothersdaycookies
  • #mothersdaycake
  • #mothersdaygiveaway
  • #mothersdayspecial
  • #mothersdaycard
  • #mothersdayideas
  • #mothersdaycupcakes
  • #mothersdayflowers
  • #mothersdayquotes
  • #mothersdaysale
  • #mothersdayweekend
  • #mothersdaypresent
  • #mothersdaycontest
  • #mothersdaytreats
  • #mothersdayballoons
  • #mothersdaybrunch
  • #mothersdaycraft
  • #mothersdaygiftguide
  • #mothersdayphotoshoot
  • #mothersdaylove
  • #mothersdayiscoming
  • #mothersdaycelebration
  • #mothersdaydinner
  • #mothersdaybreakfast
  • #mothersdayart
  • #mothersdayoutfit
@eat_figs_not_pigs Vegan Stuffed French Toast 🤌🏼 #StuffedFrenchToast #VeganFrenchToast #FrenchToast #MeetTheGroup #MothersDayBrunch #VeganBrunch #VeganBreakfast #fypシ ♬ Kiss Me More (feat. SZA) – Doja Cat

Memorial Day Hashtags for Instagram

Memorial Day is the annual holiday on the last Monday of May that honors those who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

The three-day weekend is also typically seen as the unofficial beginning of summer, so this is when many folks throw parties and BBQs to celebrate the start of warm-weather fun.

Include the following hashtags in your Memorial Day-related posts to share your best wishes with the world.

  • #memorialday2022
  • #memorialdayweekend
  • #memorialdaysale
  • #memorialdaydecor
  • #memorialdaycookies
  • #memorialdaygetaway
  • #memorialdayparade
  • #memorialdaybbq
  • #memorialdayfood
  • #memorialdaynails
  • #memorialdayparty
  • #memorialdayworkout
  • #memorialdayfun
  • #memorialdayoutfit

May-Themed Hashtags for Instagram

Need a few hashtags that are a bit more generic for May but will still tie in with your niche(s) — i.e. the subject(s) you post about — and get the job done?

Just call me your personal hashtag wizard. Wingardium hashtaggyosa!

  • #may2022
  • #maythe4thbewithyou
  • #maythefourthbewithyou
  • #maydayparade
  • #maychallenge
  • #mayflowers
  • #may1st
  • #maybaby
  • #mayweather
  • #itsgonnabemay
  • #maybirthdays
  • #mayfashion
  • #mayfitnesschallenge
  • #mayfullmoon
  • #maymentalhealthawarenessmonth
  • #maymonth
  • #maymotivation
  • #maymadness
  • #maymorning
  • #mayphotochallenge
  • #maypromo
  • #mayphotoaday
  • #mayphotography
  • #maytrip
  • #maydays
  • #mayfest
  • #mayfavorites
  • #maysketchaday

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Using These Hashtags to Inspire Your Next Post

There you have it — my spell worked!

If you’re struggling to come up with content for May, you could even use this hashtag list to spark a few ideas.

Either way, don’t just post for the sake of posting. Remember that content is king — and you’re the Insta queen.

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