Interesting Facts about May

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The month of may is normally famous for Labor Day, which is 1st may and is celebrated all over the world, but there are other interesting facts about may that will totally blow you away and are indeed very interesting.
In this post we will try to cover almost all the national and international holidays, events, festivals and other important days standing in the month of May round the world.

Also, from now on wards, we’ll try to write a post every month about that month’s days and celebrations round the world.

First of all. we’ll go for the international days that are celebrated worldwide.

Month Of May

1st May: Labor Day
(Labor Day is celebrated on 1st May but in many countries it is celebrated on first or last Monday of the May)

4th May: Star Wars  Day

3rd May: World Press Freedom Day

5th May: International Day of the Midwife

6th May: International No Diet Day

7th May: World Laughter Day

8th May: World Red Cross Day

8th May: World Thalassemia Day

12th May: International Nurses Day

15th May: International Family Day

17th May: World Telecommunication Day

21st May: Anti-Terrorism Day

23rd May: World Biodiversity

24th May: Commonwealth Day

25th May: Towel Day

31st May: World Anti-Tobacco Day

Different Days of May celebrated in specific Countries

1st May

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  • Labor Day and Ascension Day in Dominican Republic
  • Spring Day in Estonia
  • Worker’s Day in Malaysia
  • People’s Unity Day in Kazakhstan [/unordered_list]
    1st-2nd May

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  • Labor Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina [/unordered_list]
    2nd May

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  • The King’s Birthday in Bhutan [/unordered_list]
    1st May – 3rd

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  • May Labor Day in China [/unordered_list]
    3rd May

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  • Constitution Day in Poland
  • National Days of Prayer in United States [/unordered_list]
    4th May

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  • Remembrance of the Dead in Netherlands
  • Labor Day in The Bahamas
  • Restoration of Independence Day from USSR in Latvia [/unordered_list]
    5th May

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  • Liberation Day in Netherlands
  • Constitution Day in Kyrgyzstan
  • Dragon Boat Festival in China
  • Coronation Day in Thailand [/unordered_list]
    6th May

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  • Army Day in Bulgaria [/unordered_list]
    7th May

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  • Dien Bien Phu victory Day in  Vietnam [/unordered_list]
    8th May

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  • Liberation Day in Czech Republic
  • Remembrance Day in Kyrgyzstan
  • Victoire 1945 in France
  • Day of Commemoration of the National Heroes of the 1941–1945 World War in Turkmenistan [/unordered_list]
    9th May

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  • Victory Day World War II in Turkmenistan
  • Victory over Fascism Day in Azerbaijan
  • Victory Day in Russian Federation
  • Victory Day in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Victory Day in Ukraine
  • Liberation Day in United Kingdom
  • Liberation Day in Guernsey, Channel Islands
  • Celebrated as Europe day by many European states
  • 1945 Victory Day in Georgia
  • Victory Day (end of world war II) in Kyrgyzstan
  • Royal Ploughing Day and Farmer’s Day in Thailand
  • Victory Day in Kazakhstan [/unordered_list]
    10th May

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  • Mother’s Day in Guatemala [/unordered_list]

13th May

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  • Ascension Day in Luxembourg [/unordered_list]

14th May

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  • Independence Day in Paraguay [/unordered_list]

15th May

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  • Armed Forces Day in United States [/unordered_list]

18th May

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  • Flag Day in Haiti
  • Battle of Las Oierdas in Uruguay [/unordered_list]

18-19 May

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  • Day of Revival, Unity of the National Heroes of the 1941-1945 World War in Turkmenistan [/unordered_list]

19th May

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  • Ho Chi Minh President’s Birthday in Vietnam [/unordered_list]

21st May

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  • Navy Day in Chile
  • Independence Day in Montenegro [/unordered_list]

22nd May

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  • Sovereignty and Thanksgiving Day in Haiti [/unordered_list]

23rd May

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  • Labor Day in Jamaica [/unordered_list]

24th May

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  • Bermuda Day in Bermuda
  • Education and Culture Day and Day of the Slavic Heritage in Bulgaria
  • Day of Slavic Enlighteners & Teachers in Republic of Macedonia
  • Independence Day in Eritrea [/unordered_list]

25th May

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  • Anniversary of May Revolution in Argentina
  • Liberation of the south Lebanon in  Lebanon [/unordered_list]

26th May

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  • Independence Day in Georgia [/unordered_list]

28th May

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  • Armenia Independence day in Armenia
  • Republic Day in Azerbaijan [/unordered_list]

30th May

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  • Indian Arrival Day in Trinidad and Tobago



Month of May is also celebrated for many specific activities worldwide. Some of them are  mentioned below:

  • Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Month
  • Foot Health Awareness Month
  • Hepatitis Awareness Month
  • Huntington’s Disease Awareness Month
  • Medic Alert Month
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month
  • National Physiotherapy Month
  • Speech and Hearing Awareness Month
  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Well, this post ends here but still we believe that several holidays and events are missing so all of you are requested to share the commemorative days celebrated in your countries and cities.


6 Responses to Interesting Facts about May
  1. Salih
    May 12, 2013 | 6:51 pm

    12th May is mother’s day in India

  2. oladapo chris
    May 17, 2013 | 2:01 pm

    May 29th,Democracy day in Nigeria.

  3. Isaac George
    May 22, 2013 | 7:23 pm

    In Nigeria 27th May is Childrens day!

  4. kuron
    May 27, 2013 | 8:48 pm

    Thank you for intresting post:)
    May is the festival month:”)
    I like 4th march !!!
    I didn’t know it.
    l am looking foward to ……fact of June 🙂

  5. Dauda
    May 28, 2013 | 1:37 am

    The writer should take note nd include Nigeria :- 27th nd 29th pls.

  6. Sheena
    May 16, 2014 | 11:41 pm

    I know thyis webb site presents quality based posts and additional information, is there any other website which provides thyese information in quality?

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