HOLIDAYS MAY 2020

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS

All-in-one holidays May 2020, observances and event calendar has been compiled with all the events happening worldwide and which days are celebrated with their observance and holidays listed. We have tried to list the international days like this month of May 2020 has world mother’s day, world father’s day, world family’s day as well. Missing children’s day celebrated by the United States and happy children’s day celebrated in Nigeria. The May month every year starts with the labour day which is celebrated worldwide and ends with international no-tobacco day. Similarly there are many more. Feel free to add any event through our contact page or by simply writing a comment so that we can add it to our Holidays May 2020 list.

1st May 2020 – Friday

International Labor Day: International Workers’ Day, also known as Workers’ Day, Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day, an ancient European spring festival.

Kentucky Oaks: The Kentucky Oaks is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred fillies staged annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The race currently covers 1 ¹⁄₈ miles at Churchill Downs; the horses carry 121 pounds. The Kentucky Oaks is held on the Friday before the Kentucky Derby each year.

Labor and Solidarity Day: Labor and Solidarity Day in Turkey is an occasion for some people to demand better conditions for skilled laborers and union workers. Some people in Turkey participate in demonstrations on Labor and Solidarity Day. They may demand better conditions for skilled laborers and union workers, or protest the government’s policies. If the demonstrators gather in unsanctioned places, the police may try to disperse the crowd. People who do not participate in political demonstrations try to avoid public gatherings on May 1 because demonstrations sometimes end in violence. Many people use the day off to have a picnic and spend time with friends and relatives.

Law Day : On May 1 the United States officially recognizes Law Day. It is meant to reflect on the role of law in the foundation of the country and to recognize its importance for society.

Lei Day: Lei Day is a statewide celebration in Hawaii. The celebration begins in the morning of May first every year and continues into the next day. Lei day was established as a holiday in 1929. Each Hawaiian island has a different type of lei for its people to wear in the celebration.

Loyalty Day: Loyalty Day is observed on May 1 in the United States. It is a day set aside “for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.”

Workers’ Day: International Workers’ Day, also known as Workers’ Day, Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day, an ancient European spring festival.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 1st MAY 2020.
1-May-20International Labor Day
1-May-20Kentucky Oaks
1-May-20Labor and Solidarity Day
1-May-20Labor Day
1-May-20Labor Day / May Day
1-May-20Labour Day
1-May-20Law Day
1-May-20Lei Day
1-May-20Loyalty Day
1-May-20Majdoor Divas
1-May-20May 1st
1-May-20May Day
1-May-20Spring and Labor Day
1-May-20Workers’ Day

 

2nd May 2020 – Saturday

Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo: The Birth Anniversary of Third King is a national holiday in the Kingdom of Bhutan on May 2nd each year. This holiday honours the King who took Bhutan’s first steps toward modernisation, who was born on this day in 1929.

Day of Madrid: The Day of the Autonomous Community of Madrid (Fiesta de la Comunidad de Madrid, Dos de Mayo) is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Madrid, Spain, on May 2. It marks the anniversary of an uprising against French troops on May 2, 1808.

Day of the Flag: In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Kuchoe: Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung (Zhabdrung Kuchoe) is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed. In 2020, it falls on a Saturday, and some businesses may choose to follow Saturday opening hours.

German Food Bank Day: Even though German Food Bank Day falls on Saturday, 2 May 2020, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in Germany.

Kentucky Derby: The Kentucky Derby is a horse race held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, almost always on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The competition is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs.

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day: National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day is a United States (U.S.) observance held on the first Saturday in May. It honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have risked their lives in disposing explosives. Even though National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day falls on Saturday, 2 May 2020, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in the United States.

San Segundo: Saint Secundus or Secundius is venerated as a Christian missionary and martyr of the 1st century, during the Apostolic Age. He evangelized the town of Abula, which has been identified as either Abla or Ávila, and became its first bishop.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 2nd MAY 2020.
2-May-20Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo
2-May-20Day of Madrid
2-May-20Day of the Flag
2-May-20Death Anniversary of Zhabdrung Kuchoe
2-May-20German Food Bank Day
2-May-20Kentucky Derby
2-May-20National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day
2-May-20San Segundo

3rd May 2020 – Sunday

Japan Constitution Memorial Day: Constitution Memorial Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place on May 3 in celebration of the enactment of the 1947 Constitution of Japan. It is a part of the collection of holidays known as Golden Week.

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

Poland Constitution Day: 3 May Constitution Day is a Polish national and public holiday that takes place on 3 May. The holiday celebrates the declaration of the Constitution of 3 May 1791. Festivities date back to the Duchy of Warsaw early in the 19th century, but it became an official holiday only in 1919 in the Second Polish Republic.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 3rd MAY 2020.
3-May-20Japan Constitution Memorial Day
3-May-20Mother’s Day
3-May-20Poland Constitution Day

4th May 2020 – Monday

Coronation Day: Coronation Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

Greenery Day: The present observation of Greenery Day as a national holiday in Japan stems from the celebration of the birthday of the Emperor Shōwa on April 29 every year during the Shōwa era.

Kent State Shootings Remembrance: The Kent State shootings (also known as the May 4 massacre or the Kent State massacre), were the shootings on May 4, 1970, of unarmed college students by the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, during a mass protest against the bombing in neutral Cambodia by United States military forces. Twenty-eight National Guard soldiers fired approximately 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis.

Literary Day: 8 September was declared international literacy day by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.

Remembrance Day: Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty.

Rhode Island Independence Day: Rhode Island Independence Day is a state holiday in the state of Rhode Island in the United States on May 4 each year. It commemorates the state’s independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776. A wide range of local events are arranged to mark Rhode Island Independence Day. Many of these have a military flavor and include: a formal review of the forces by the state Governor; displays of current and historic military equipment, routines and drills; and a battery salute in honor of Rhode Island’s independence. Family picnics and essay contests for high school students are also organized. These events may take part on a Saturday close to May 4 to enable families to attend.

Saint Florian’s Day: Saint Florian was a Christian holy man, and the patron saint of Linz, Austria; chimney sweeps; soapmakers, and firefighters. His feast day is 4 May. St. Florian is also the patron of Upper Austria, jointly with Saint Leopold.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 4th MAY 2020.
4-May-20Coronation Day
4-May-20Greenery Day
4-May-20Kent State Shootings Remembrance
4-May-20Literary Day
4-May-20May Day
4-May-20Remembrance Day
4-May-20Rhode Island Independence Day
4-May-20Saint Florian’s Day
4-May-20Working day for May 1

5th May 2020 – Tuesday

Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo): Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza

Children’s Day – Japan: Children’s Day is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5 and is the final celebration in Golden Week. It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness. It was designated a national holiday by the Japanese government in 1948.

Children’s Day – South Korea: Children’s Day (orini nal) is a South Korean national holiday celebrated on May 5. … It is also a day to honor adults that have contributed to improving the lives of children. Although Children’s Day was founded in 1923, a May fifth holiday was celebrated by Koreans more than five hundred years ago.

Cinco de Mayo: Cinco de Mayo is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army’s victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.

Europe Day (Council of Europe): Europe Day is celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union. The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964.

Liberation Day: Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 5th MAY 2020.
5-May-20Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo)
5-May-20Children’s Day – Japan
5-May-20Children’s Day – South Korea
5-May-20Cinco de Mayo
5-May-20Europe Day (Council of Europe)
5-May-20Liberation Day

6th May 2020 – Wednesday

Japan Constitution Memorial Day observed: Constitution Memorial Day is a national holiday in Japan. It takes place on May 3 in celebration of the enactment of the 1947 Constitution of Japan. It is a part of the collection of holidays known as Golden Week.

National Nurses Day: National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

Visakha Bucha: Visakha Bucha Day commemorates the three major events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and his death. Vesak Day (or Wesak Day) is more commonly known as Buddha’s birthday. However, the event encompasses not only Buddha’s birth, but also his enlightenment and death. While Christians celebrate Jesus’ birth and death as two separate occasions (Christmas and Easter), Buddhists commemorate Buddha’s birth and death as one.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 6th MAY 2020.
6-May-20Japan Constitution Memorial Day observed
6-May-20National Nurses Day
6-May-20Visakha Bucha

7th May 2020 – Thursday

Birthday of Ravindranath Tagore: Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also known by his pen name Bhanu Singha Thakur, and also known by his sobriquets Gurudev, Kabiguru, and Biswakabi, was a polymath, poet, musician, and artist from the Indian subcontinent.

Buddha Purnima: Buddha’s birthday is a Buddhist festival and holiday celebrated in most of East Asia commemorating the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha and founder of Buddhism.

National Day of Prayer: The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the United States Congress, when people are asked “to turn to God in prayer and meditation”. The president is required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all Americans to pray on this day.

Pahang State Holiday: Pahang is a large state in Peninsular Malaysia. It’s known for its mountains, rainforests and beaches, including the white sands and coral reefs of Tioman Island off the east coast. The state capital, Kuantan, is a major seaport. In the west, the gentle hills of the Cameron Highlands include resorts, tea plantations and terraced farms, and the village of Fraser’s Hill resembles an English hamlet.

Wesak Day: Regardless of the different dates for the celebration of the holy day, Wesak Day is observed by all sects of Buddhist and observances by the devotes on that day include ‘bathing’ the Buddha, giving to charity, abstaining from meat through the consumption of vegetarian food, meditation and observing the eight percepts.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 7th MAY 2020.
7-May-20Birthday of Ravindranath Tagore
7-May-20Buddha Purnima
7-May-20National Day of Prayer
7-May-20Pahang State Holiday
7-May-20Wesak Day

8th May 2020 – Friday

Anniversary of the End of World War II: Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day (United Kingdom) or V-E Day (North America), is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8 May 1945.

Day of liberation: Liberation Day is a day, often a public holiday, that marks the liberation of a place, similar to an independence day.

Early May Bank Holiday / VE Day: In 2020, the Early May Bank Holiday will be moved to Friday, May 8 to coincide with Victory in Europe Day, or VE Day, which marks the 75th anniversary of the formal end of World War II. It will be the first day of a long weekend featuring numerous commemorative events across the country.

Great Prayer Day: Great Prayer Day is a public holiday. It is a day off for the general population, and schools and most businesses are closed.

International Redcross Day: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Red Crescent Day is celebrated on 8 May each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828.

Iris Day: Iris Day is observed on May 08, 2020. The celebration of Iris Day might have Japanese roots because this flower has spiritual meaning in Japan. It is a symbol for creativity, great power and good news to come. No wonder there is an Iris Day to celebrate this beautiful purple-blue bloomer.

Military Spouse Appreciation Day: Military Spouse Day or Military Spouse Appreciation Day is celebrated on the Friday before Mother’s Day in the United States. Many United States citizens take this day to acknowledge the significant contributions, support, and sacrifices of spouses of their Armed Forces.

Parents’ Day: Jump to In South Korea – In South Korea, Parents’ Day (Korean: 어버이날 Eobeoinal) is annually held on May 8. Parents’ Day is celebrated by both the public and the government. Family events focus on the parents; popular actions include giving parents carnations.

Truman Day: Truman Day is a commemorative holiday to celebrate the birth of Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States. It is celebrated May 8 in Missouri as a state holiday, according to Missouri Revised Statutes Section 9-035 Public Holidays and nationally by the United States Democratic Party.

Victory in Europe Day: Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8 May 1945.

WWII Victory Day: WWII Victory Day (la fête de la victoire, le jour de la libération) is a holiday to celebrate the end of World War II and the French people’s freedom. It is the anniversary of when Charles de Gaulle announced the end of World War II in France on May 8, 1945.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 8th MAY 2020.
8-May-20Anniversary of the End of World War II
8-May-20Day of liberation
8-May-20Early May Bank Holiday / VE Day
8-May-20Great Prayer Day
8-May-20International Redcross Day
8-May-20Iris Day
8-May-20Military Spouse Appreciation Day
8-May-20Parents’ Day
8-May-20Truman Day
8-May-20Victory in Europe Day
8-May-20WWII Victory Day

9th May 2020 – Saturday

Europe Day: Europe Day is celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union. The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964.

Europe Day (European Union): Europe Day is celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union. The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964.

Victory Day: Victory in Europe Day, generally known as VE Day or V-E Day, is a day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces on 8 May 1945.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 9th MAY 2020.
9-May-20Europe Day
9-May-20Europe Day (European Union)
9-May-20Victory Day

10th May 2020 – Sunday

Confederate Memorial Day: Confederate Memorial Day is a cultural holiday observed in several Southern U.S. states on various dates since the end of the Civil War to remember the estimated 258,000 Confederate soldiers who have died in military service.

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

Nuzul Al-Quran: Nuzul Al-Quran refers to an event where the first recitation of the Quran’s was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad PBUH by the Angel Jibrail. It is said that the Prophet PBUH was visited by Jibrail while performing ibadah in a small cave on Mount Hira’, located just outside of Mecca.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 10th MAY 2020.
10-May-20Confederate Memorial Day
10-May-20Mother’s Day
10-May-20Nuzul Al-Quran

11th May 2020 – Monday

Confederate Memorial Day observed: Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day: The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is a government holiday in Thailand. The date for the holiday is determined by astrological observations and announced by the Bureau of the Royal Household.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day is officially known as ‘Wan Phra Ratcha Phithi Phuet Monkhon Lae Charot Phra Nangkhan Raek Na Khwan’, though the festival is also known simply as ‘Farmer’s Day’ (Wan Phuet Mongkhon).

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 11th MAY 2020.
11-May-20Confederate Memorial Day observed
11-May-20Feast of Anastasi
11-May-20Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day
11-May-20Victory Day observed

12th May 2020 – Tuesday

Lag BaOmer: Lag BaOmer, also Lag B’Omer, is a Jewish holiday celebrated on the 33rd day of the Counting of the Omer, which occurs on the 18th day of the Hebrew month of Iyar.

St. Joana’s Day: On May 12th, Aveiro will be celebrating the Feast of Saint Joana, the Princess, patron saint of the city.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 12th MAY 2020.
12-May-20Lag BaOmer
12-May-20Primary Election Day
12-May-20St. Joana’s Day

13th May 2020 – Wednesday

Day of Saint Pedro Regalado: When is Saint Peter de Regalado? The Feast of Saint Peter de Regalado is a local public holiday in Valladolid, the capital of the Spanish autonomous community of Castile and León on May 13th each year.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 13th MAY 2020.
13-May-20Day of Saint Pedro Regalado

14th May 2020 – Thursday

Martyrdom of Imam Ali: The Martyrdom of Imam Ali is a public holiday in Iran on 21 Ramadan. It commemorates the Martyrdom of Ali ibn Abu Talib, who was the son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad and considered to be the first Imam by Shia Muslims.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 14th MAY 2020.
14-May-20Martyrdom of Imam Ali

15th May 2020 – Friday

Feast Day of St Isidore: Isidore the Farm Labourer, also known as Isidore the Farmer (Spanish: San Isidro Labrador) (c. 1070 – May 15, 1130), was a Spanish farmworker known for his piety toward the poor and animals. He is the Catholic patron saint of farmers and of Madrid, and of La Ceiba, Honduras. His feast day is celebrated on May 15.

International Family Day: The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.

National Defense Transportation Day: National Defense Transportation Day is a United States Federal Observance Day observed on the third Friday in May.

Peace Officers Memorial Day: Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week is an observance in the United States that pays tribute to the local, state, and federal peace officers who have died, or who have been disabled, in the line of duty. It is celebrated May 15th of each year.

Teachers’ Day: Teachers’ Day (Día del Maestro), on May 15, is a special day when educators in Mexico are treated to a nationwide celebration. It’s also a UN observance on October 5.

HOLIDAYS, OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 15th MAY 2020.
15-May-20Feast Day of St Isidore
15-May-20International Family Day
15-May-20National Defense Transportation Day
15-May-20Peace Officers Memorial Day
15-May-20Teachers’ Day

16th May 2020 – Saturday

Armed Forces Day: Many nations around the world observe some kind of Armed Forces Day to honor their military forces. It is celebrated in the United States as a day to appreciate all active duty service members. This day is not to be confused with Veterans Day or Memorial Day.

Preakness Stakes: The Preakness Stakes is an American flat thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds; fillies 121 lb.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 16th MAY 2020.

 

16-May-20Armed Forces Day
16-May-20Preakness Stakes

17th May 2020 – Sunday

Galicia Literature Day: This is an autonomous community public holiday. Schools, businesses, and government offices in the autonomous communities observing this holiday will be closed.

Norway Constitution Day (1814): Celebrating the signing of the Norwegian Constitution in Eidsvoll, May 17, 1814. Norwegian Constitution Day is the national day of Norway and is an official public holiday observed on May 17 each year. Among Norwegians, the day is referred to simply as syttende mai

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 17th MAY 2020.
17-May-20Galicia Literature Day
17-May-20Norway Constitution Day (1814)

18th May 2020 – Monday

National Patriots’ Day: National Patriots’ Day (Journée nationale des patriotes) is a statutory holiday in Québec to honor the rebellion against the British in 1837. It falls on the Monday before May 25, coinciding with Victoria Day, each year.

Victoria Day: Victoria Day is a federal Canadian public holiday celebrated on the last Monday preceding May 25, in honour of Queen Victoria’s birthday. As such, it is the Monday between the 18th to the 24th inclusive, and thus is always the penultimate Monday of May.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 18th MAY 2020.
18-May-20National Patriots’ Day
18-May-20Victoria Day

19th May 2020 – Tuesday

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day: The Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, is an annual Turkish national holiday celebrated on May 19 to commemorate Mustafa Kemal’s landing at Samsun on May 19, 1919, which is regarded as the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence in the official historiography.

Lailat al-Qadr: Laylat al-Qadr  variously rendered in English as the Night of Decree, Night of Power, Night of Value, Night of Destiny, or Night of Measures, is, in Islamic belief, the night when the Quran was first sent down to the heaven of the world and also the night when the first verses of the Quran were revealed to the prophet Muhammad. According to many Muslim sources, it was one of the odd-numbered nights of the last ten days of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Since that time, Muslims have regarded the last ten nights of Ramadan as being especially blessed. Muslims believe that the Night of Qadr comes with blessings and mercy of God in abundance, sins are forgiven, supplications are accepted, and that the annual decree is revealed to the angels who carry it out according to God’s plan. Muhammad said the exact date of the first revelation to him was the night of Sunday to Monday, 23 Ramadan, the traditional Shia date.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 19th MAY 2020.
19-May-20Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day
19-May-20Lailat al-Qadr
19-May-20Laylatul Qadr (Night of Power)

20th May 2020 – Wednesday

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day: Emergency Medical Services for Children Day is not a public holiday. Businesses have normal opening hours. The EMSC Natural Resource Center hosts an annual event featuring activities and giveaways at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Many schools, health-related organizations, local communities and medical personnel take part in raising awareness about the need for pediatric emergency medical care. The day is also promoted via social media, newspapers, radio, television, and websites.

World Metrology Day: World Metrology Day is an event occurring on 20 May celebrating the International System of Units. The date is the anniversary of the signing of the Metre Convention in 1875. Metrology is the study of measurement. The World Metrology Day project is currently realized jointly by the BIPM and the OIML.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 20th MAY 2020.
20-May-20Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
20-May-20World Metrology Day

21st May 2020 – Thursday

Ascension Day: The Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ, also called Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or sometimes Holy Thursday, commemorates the Christian belief of the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven.

Father’s Day: In Germany, Father’s Day (‘Vatertag’) is celebrated on Ascension Day, which is a public holiday in Germany. Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter and commemorates the ascension of Jesus into heaven 39 days after his resurrection on Easter Sunday. It always takes place on a Thursday.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 21st MAY 2020.
21-May-20Ascension Day
21-May-20Father’s Day

22nd May 2020 – Friday

Day after Ascension Day: Ascension Day is celebrated forty days after Easter Sunday on Ascension Thursday. This date is also ten days before the celebration of the Pentecost.

Eid al-Fitr Holiday 1: -al-Fitr (Eid al-Fitr, Eid ul-Fitr, Id-Ul-Fitr, Eid) is the first day of the Islamic month of Shawwal. It marks the end of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and prayer. Many Muslims attend communal prayers, listen to a khutba (sermon) and give zakat al-fitr (charity in the form of food) during Eid al-Fitr.

Harvey Milk Day: Harvey Milk Day is organized by the Harvey Milk Foundation and celebrated each year on May 22 in memory of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist assassinated in 1978. Harvey Milk was a prominent gay activist during the twentieth century.

International Day for Biological Diversity: The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22. The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Jamat Ul-Vida: Jumu’atul-Widaa’ is the last Friday in the month of Ramadhan before Eid-ul-Fitr

Jerusalem Day: Jerusalem Day is an Israeli national holiday commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the June 1967 Six-Day War. The day is officially marked by state ceremonies and memorial services.

Leiria Day: This is a public holiday in the listed municipalities. Some smaller towns may also celebrate this day as their municipal holiday.

National Maritime Day: National Maritime Day is a United States holiday created to recognize the maritime industry. It is observed on May 22, the date in 1819 that the American steamship Savannah set sail from Savannah, Georgia on the first ever transoceanic voyage under steam power.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 22nd MAY 2020.
22-May-20Bank Holiday
22-May-20Day after Ascension Day
22-May-20Eid al-Fitr Holiday 1
22-May-20Harvey Milk Day
22-May-20International Day for Biological Diversity
22-May-20Jamat Ul-Vida
22-May-20Jerusalem Day
22-May-20Leiria Day
22-May-20National Maritime Day

23rd May 2020 – Saturday

Germany Constitution Day: Even though Constitution Day falls on Saturday, 23 May 2020, it is a working day. Most businesses follow regular opening hours in Germany.

Portalegre Day: This is a public holiday in the listed municipalities. Some smaller towns may also celebrate this day as their municipal holiday.

Ramadan Feast Eve: The Ramadan Feast Eve is the last day of Ramadan, which is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Each month in the Islamic calendar begins with the first sighting of the new moon. The Ramadan Feast Eve and the Ramadan Feast usually occur 10 days earlier than in the previous year, according to the Gregorian calendar.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 23rd MAY 2020.
23-May-20Eid al-Fitr Holiday 2
23-May-20Germany Constitution Day
23-May-20Portalegre Day
23-May-20Ramadan Feast Eve

24th May 2020 – Sunday

Eid al-Fitr: Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

Hari Raya Puasa: Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Aidilfitri, marks the end of Ramadan and is considered the festival of gratitude to God and an occasion celebrated with families and loved ones. It is also the time of feasts, homecoming, contemplation, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Id el Fitr: During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from sun up to sundown to honor the month that the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed. Eid al-Fitr celebrates the end of the month—and the end of the fasting.

Ramadan Feast: Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and heightened devotion and worship. Muslims are expected to put more effort into following the teachings of Islam. … In addition to abstaining from eating and drinking during this time, Muslims abstain from sexual relations and sinful speech and behaviour.

World Communications Day: World Communications Day was established by Pope Paul VI in 1967 as an annual celebration that encourages us to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that the modern means of social communication (the press, motions pictures, radio, television and the internet) afford the Church to communicate the gospel message. Every year on the Sunday before Pentecost the Church celebrates the achievements of the communications media and focuses of how it can best use them to promote gospel values.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 24th MAY 2020.
24-May-20Eid al-Fitr
24-May-20Eid ul Fitr
24-May-20Eid-e-Fetr (End of Ramadan)
24-May-20Eidul-Fitar
24-May-20Hari Raya Puasa
24-May-20Id el Fitr
24-May-20Ramadan Feast
24-May-20World Communications Day

25th May 2020 – Monday

Eid al-Fitr holiday: Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

Hari Raya Puasa Day 2: Hari Raya Puasa or Hari Raya Aidilfitri, marks the end of Ramadan and is considered the festival of gratitude to God and an occasion celebrated with families and loved ones. It is also the time of feasts, homecoming, contemplation, forgiveness and reconciliation.

Jefferson Davis’ Birthday: Jefferson Finis Davis was an American politician who served as the president of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865. As a member of the Democratic Party, he represented Mississippi in the United States Senate and the House of Representatives before the American Civil War.

Memorial Day: As a US Federal holiday and an official holiday for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year. Although Memorial Day originally honored soldiers who died in the Civil War, it was later extended to commemorate all Americans who have lost their lives in armed conflict.

National Missing Children’s Day: National Missing Children’s Day has been commemorated in the United States on May 25, since 1983, when it was first proclaimed by President Ronald Reagan. It falls on the same day as the International Missing Children’s Day, which was established in 2001.

Spring Bank Holiday: A bank holiday is a national public holiday in the United Kingdom. These are set by the UK parliament in statute law. The term bank holiday is commonly used interchangeably with other public holidays such as Good Friday and Christmas Day, which are held by convention.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 25th MAY 2020.

 

 

25-May-20Eid al-Fitr holiday
25-May-20Eid al-Fitr Holiday 3
25-May-20Eid-e-Fetr (Additional Holiday)
25-May-20Eid-ul-Fitr
25-May-20Hari Raya Puasa Day 2
25-May-20Id el Fitr additional holiday
25-May-20Jefferson Davis’ Birthday
25-May-20Memorial Day
25-May-20National Missing Children’s Day
25-May-20Ramadan Feast Day 2
25-May-20Ramzan/Eid-ul-Fitar
25-May-20Spring Bank Holiday

26th May 2020 – Tuesday

Eid al-Fitr holiday: Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day in Poland Date in the current year: May 26, 2020. Mother’s Day is annually observed in Poland on May 26. Unlike the others countries, Poland celebrates the holiday on a fixed day. Mother’s Day is observed in many countries.

National Sorry Day: National Sorry Day, or the National Day of Healing, is an annual event that has been held in Australia on 26 May since 1998, to remember and commemorate the mistreatment of the country’s Indigenous peoples, as part of an ongoing process of reconciliation between the Indigenous peoples and the settler population.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 26th MAY 2020.
26-May-20Eid al-Fitr holiday
26-May-20Eid al-Fitr Holiday 4
26-May-20Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday
26-May-20Hari Raya Puasa
26-May-20Mother’s Day
26-May-20National Sorry Day
26-May-20Ramadan Feast Day 3

27th May 2020 – Wednesday

Children’s Day – Nigeria: May 27 is traditionally the Children’s Holiday in Nigeria. First established by the United Nations in 1964, the day remains important in the lives of many Nigerian kids. … It has also become the habit of some government officials and media organisations to honour some children with leadership opportunities.

Eid al-Fitr holiday: Eid al-Fitr, also called the “Festival of Breaking the Fast”, is a religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. This religious Eid is the first and only day in the month of Shawwal during which Muslims are not permitted to fast.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 27th MAY 2020.
27-May-20Children’s Day – Nigeria
27-May-20Eid al-Fitr holiday
27-May-20Eid-ul-Fitr Holiday

28th May 2020 – Thursday

Nepal Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day): Republic Day is a special day in the history of Nepal that commemorates the inception of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal on May 29, 2008. The establishment of the republic put an end to civil strike that lasted for years.

Shavuot Eve: Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai to the Jewish people, and occurs on the 50th day after the 49 days of counting the Omer. Shavuot is one of the three biblically based pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is associated with the grain harvest in the Torah.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 28th MAY 2020.
28-May-20Nepal Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day)
28-May-20Shavuot Eve

29th May 2020 – Friday

Shavuot: Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai to the Jewish people, and occurs on the 50th day after the 49 days of counting the Omer. Shavuot is one of the three biblically based pilgrimage holidays known as the shalosh regalim. It is associated with the grain harvest in the Torah.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 29th MAY 2020.
29-May-20San Fernando Fair
29-May-20Shavuot

30th May 2020 – Saturday

Day of the Canary Islands: The Day of the Canary Islands is celebrated annually on 30 May. It is a public holiday in the Spanish autonomous community of the Canary Islands. The day was chosen as the anniversary of the first session of the Parliament of the Canary Islands, held on 30 May 1983.

Harvest Festival: A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places.

Pentecost Eve: The Christian holy day of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 30th MAY 2020.
30-May-20Day of the Canary Islands
30-May-20Harvest Festival
30-May-20Pentecost Eve

31st May 2020 – Sunday

Day of Castile-La Mancha: The Day of the Region of Castilla-La Mancha (Día de la Región Castilla-La Mancha) commemorates when Castilla-La Mancha’s first regional courts were opened. It is an annual public holiday in this community on May 31.

Mother’s Day: Mother’s Day is not a public holiday. It falls on Sunday, May 31, 2020 and most businesses follow regular Sunday opening hours in Sweden. Flowers and other gifts are given to mothers on Mother’s Day.

Pentecost: The Christian holy day of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday,[2] commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles

Second Day of Harvest Festival: A harvest festival is an annual celebration that occurs around the time of the main harvest of a given region. Given the differences in climate and crops around the world, harvest festivals can be found at various times at different places.

Whit Sunday: The Christian holy day of Pentecost, which is celebrated fifty days after Easter Sunday, commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ while they were in Jerusalem celebrating the Feast of Weeks, as described in the Acts of the Apostles.

Whit Sunday/Pentecost: Whit Monday or Pentecost Monday is the holiday celebrated the day after Pentecost, a moveable feast in the Christian calendar. It is moveable because it is determined by the date of Easter. In the Catholic Church, it is the Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church.

World No-Tobacco Day: World No Tobacco Day is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.

OBSERVANCES AND EVENTS ON 31st MAY 2020.
31-May-20Day of Castile-La Mancha
31-May-20Mother’s Day
31-May-20Pentecost
31-May-20Second Day of Harvest Festival
31-May-20Whit Sunday
31-May-20Whit Sunday/Pentecost
31-May-20World No-Tobacco Day

With this we come to the end of May 2020 calendar.

I got myself thinking one day, why do we celebrate holidays? … A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work including school, are suspended or reduced. Generally, holidays are intended to allow individuals to celebrate or commemorate an event or tradition of cultural or religious significance.

Why holidays need to happen?: I really enjoy exploring nature and I usually have my friends. Holidays are set to commemorate an important event and/or person in the history of a nation. Holiday traditions are an important part to building a strong bond between family, and our community.

Traditional celebrations are some of the core aspects of any culture. They give us a sense of belonging and a way to express what is important to us. They connect us to our history and help us celebrate generations of family. It may be a harvest festival, a religious holiday, or a national observance, or a family wedding, our celebrations are woven tightly into our overall cultural identity.

Celebrating your traditions helps keep you grounded in your own culture while adapting to a new one. This is especially important when going through some of the phases of culture shock that affect many of us in the first months after moving to a different continent or city.

Celebrating one of your traditional holidays can brighten up your mood for weeks as you become absorbed in preparations for the event and the excitement of the day itself. Celebrating a special day can also help you connect with fellows in your area who can add to your mutual support group.

Traditions should be celebrated most importantly if you have kids growing up in another culture (the good name for which is the third culture kids). It can help them keep one foot firmly rooted in their home culture, while also offering learning experiences that might not otherwise occur.
Traditional celebrations are also an excellent opportunity for intercultural exchange and understanding. Both kids and adults learn about other cultures through these celebrations.

So next time you see one of your traditional holidays approaching on the calendar, start planning. Invite your friends, involve the kids, and create your own lasting memories. Do send your experiences and comments to us so that we keep adding your stories and let the world know about it.

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