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May 2018 Calendar | All Countries Holidays List | Global Holidays


May is the fifth month in Julian and Gregorian calendar and it is the third month to have a span of 31 days. The month of May synchronizes with the season of spring in north hemisphere and autumn in southern hemisphere. The seasons get replaced interchangeably in the month of November in both the hemispheres. The month of May marks the beginning of summer vacation in USA and Canada which ends on Labour Day, the 1st Monday of September. The month May has been named after the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman Goddess of fertility, Bona Dea whose festival was held in May. On the other hand, another version of etymological source was pointed out by the Roman poet Ovid who held that the name May had been derived from the Latin word “maiores” which means elders and the month of May precedes the month of June which has etymological source of the Latin word for young people, denoting the next generation.

Calendar Holidays List in May 2018:

1. National Holidays List in May 2018:

May 1: Labor Day / May Day (Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela, Armenia, Bahrain, China, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Iraq,  Jordan, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey,  Vietnam, Yemen, Albania, Andorra, Austria,  Belarus,  Belgium, Bulgaria,  Croatia, Czech Republic , Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco,  Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino,  Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,  Ukraine,  Egypt, Equatorial Guinea), Feast of St Joseph the Worker(Holy See(Vatican City))

May 2:Imam Mahdi's birthday(Iran), Spring and Labor Day Holiday( Russia), Labour Day / May Day (day 2)(Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia)

May 3: Constitution Memorial Day (Japan, Poland)

May 4: Greenery Day (Japan), Independence Restoration Day (Latvia)          

May 5: Children's Day (Japan, South Korea)

May 6: St. George's Day (Bulgaria)

May 7: Children's Day observed (South Korea), May Day (Ireland), Early May Bank Holiday (Isle of Man)

May 8: Victory in Europe Day (Czech Republic), WWII Victory Day (France), End of World War II (Slovakia)

May 9: Victory and Peace Day (Armenia), Victory Day (Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine)

May 10: Mothers' Day (El Salvador, Haiti), Ascension Day (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway)

May 14: Ascension Day (Colombia), National Holiday (Paraguay), Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day (Thailand)

May 15: Independence Day (Paraguay)

May 16: Ramadan begins (United Arab Emirates)

May 17: 17 May Constitution Day (1814) (Norway)

May 18: Flag Day/University Day (Haiti)

May 19: Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey)

May 20: Shavuot (Pentecost) (Israel), Whit Sunday (Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Iceland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia)

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May 21: Victoria Day (Canada), Navy Day (Chile), Whit Monday (Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway), Independence Day (Montenegro)

May 22: Buddha Purnima/Vesak (Bangladesh, Hong Kong), Unity Day (Yemen), Independence Day (Montenegro)

May 24: The Battle of Pichincha (Ecuador), Culture and Literacy Day (Bulgaria)

May 25: National Day/May 1810 Revolution (Argentina), Independence Day (Jordan)

May 27: Orthodox Pentecost (Romania, Ukraine), Cultural Workers and Folk Artists Day (Ukraine), Kiev Day (Ukraine)

May 28: Memorial Day (USA), Republic Day (Armenia), Orthodox Pentecost Monday (Cyprus, Romania, Ukraine), Late May Bank Holiday (Isle of Man)

May 29: Vesak Day (Singapore, Thailand)

May 31: Corpus Christi (Dominican Republic, Grenada, Bolivia, Austria, Croatia, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Equatorial Guinea)

2. Public Holidays List in May 2018:

May 1: Labor Day / May Day (Anguilla, Aruba, Barbados, Belize, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Sint Maarten, St. Barts, Greenland, Guyana, Suriname,   Vanuatu, Bangladesh,  Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon,  Macau, Malaysia, Myanmar,  North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka , Syria, Tajikistan, Maldives, Mayotte, Bosnia and Herzegovina,  Gibraltar, Greece , Guernsey, Jersey, Kosovo, Sweden, Algeria, Angola, Benin,  Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic,  Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo Democratic Republic,  Cote d'Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon , Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania , Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia,  Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda,  Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe ), Unity Day(Kazakhstan), Majdoor Divas(Nepal), Prayer Day (Faroe Islands)

May 2: King Jigme Dorji Wang chuck's Birthday (Bhutan), Labor Day (Day 2) (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

May 3: Royal Plowing Ceremony (Cambodia)

May 4: Cassinga Day (Namibia)

May 5: Arrival Day (Guyana), Senior Citizens Day (Palau), Constitution Day of the Kyrgyz Republic (Kyrgyzstan), Freedom Day (Ethiopia)

May 6: Martyrs' Day (Syria)

May 7: Labour Day (Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat), Defender of the Fatherland Day (Kazakhstan), Early May Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

May 8: Victory Day (Martinique, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, St. Barts, Tajikistan, Reunion), Commemoration National Heroes WWII (Turkmenistan), End of the Second World War (Chad)

You Can Also Check The Holidays In Other Months,

             December           January           February                March                  April             June 


May 9: Victory Day over Fascism (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina), Remembrance Day (Uzbekistan), Liberation Day (Jersey), Europe Day (Kosovo)

May 10: Ascension Day (Aruba, Curacao, Martinique, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Sint Maarten, St. Barts, Greenland, Venezuela, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Andorra, Faroe Islands, Sweden, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi , Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Lesotho, Madagascar, Namibia, Reunion,  Senegal, Swaziland),Constitution Day(Micronesia)

May 12: St Andrew's Day (Georgia)

May 13: Mother's Day (Samoa), King's Birthday (Day 1) (Cambodia)

May 14: Gospel Day (Tuvalu), King's Birthday (Day 2) (Cambodia), National Unification Day (Liberia), Kamuzu Day (Malawi)

May 15: King's Birthday (Day 3) (Cambodia)

May 16: General Prayer Day (Greenland), Ramadan starts (Afghanistan, Brunei, Maldives), SPLA Day (South Africa)

May 17: Constitution Day (Nauru), Liberation Day (Congo Democratic Republic)

May 18: Day of Revival, Unity, and the Poetry of Magtymguly (Turkmenistan)

May 19: Pentecost Eve (Sweden)

May 20: Whit Sunday (Saint Martin, Sint Maarten, Faroe Islands, Sweden), Restoration of Independence Day (East Timor), National Day (Cameroon)

May 21: Whit Monday (Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Martinique, Montserrat, Saint Kitts and Nevis,  Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, St. Barts, The Bahamas,  British Virgin Islands, Greenland, Saint Helena, Solomon Islands, Faroe Islands,  Benin, Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali,  Reunion , Senegal, Togo), Discovery Day (Cayman Islands), Saint Helena's Day (Saint Helena)

May 23: Labor Day / May Day (Jamaica)

May 24: Commonwealth Day (Belize), Independence Day (Eritrea)

May 25: National Heroes Day (Turks and Caicos Islands), Bermuda Day (Bermuda), Africa Day (Gambia, Guinea, Lesotho, Mali, Mauritania, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe), African Union Day (Ghana)

May 26: Independence Day (Guyana, Georgia)

May 27: Carpet Day (Turkmenistan), Mother's Day (Sweden), Children’s Day (Nigeria)

May 28: Memorial Day (US Virgin Islands), Republic Day (Azerbaijan), Spring Bank Holiday (Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey, United Kingdom), Holy Spirit Monday (Greece), Derg Downfall Day (Ethiopia)

May 29: Buddha's Parinirvana (Bhutan), Waisak Day (Buddha's Anniversary) Indonesia, Malaysia), Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka), Democracy Day (Nigeria)

May 30: Anguilla Day (Anguilla), Indian Arrival Day (Trinidad and Tobago), Day after Vesak Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)

May 31: Corpus Christi (Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela), Royal Brunei Armed Forces Day (Brunei)

3. Common Local Holidays List in May 2018:

May 1: May Day (Switzerland)

May 7: May Day (Australia)

May 8: Truman Day, Primary Election Day West Virginia (USA)

May 9: Liberation Day (except Alderney and Sark) (Guernsey)

May 10: State Holiday (USA), Liberation Day (only Sark) (Guernsey), Ascension Day (Switzerland, United Kingdom)

May 13: Yom Yerushalayim (Jerusalem Day) (Israel)

May 15: Feast Day of St Isidore (Spain)

May 16: Ramadan begins (Australia, Malaysia)

You Can Also Check The Holidays In Other Months,

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May 17: Galicia Literature Day (Spain)

May 20: Pentecost (USA, Australia, United Kingdom), Shavuot (USA, Australia, United Kingdom)

May 21: Whit Monday (Spain, United Kingdom), Pentecost Monday (Switzerland)

May 27: Trinity Sunday (USA, United Kingdom)

May 28: Reconciliation Day State Holiday (Australia)

May 30: Harvest Festival (Malaysia), Day of the Canary Islands (Spain)

May 31: Harvest Festival Day 2(Malaysia), Corpus Christi (Germany, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom), Canaries day observed (Spain), Day of Castile-La Mancha (Spain)

4. Restricted Holidays List in May 2018:

May 8: End of the Second World War (Mayotte)

May 9: Birthday of Ravindranath (India)

May 10: Ascension Day (Canada, USA, Australia, Mayotte, Czech Republic)

May 16: Ramadan begins (Canada, USA) 

May 20: Pentecost (Canada)         

May 21: Whit Monday (Canada, USA, Australia, Mayotte, Czech Republic), National Patriots' Day (Canada)

May 27: Trinity Sunday (Canada, Australia, Czech Republic)    

May 31: Corpus Christi (Canada, Brazil, Australia)        

5. Observance Holidays List in May 2018:

May 1: Law Day, Loyalty Day, Lei Day (USA), May Day (India, Denmark),

May 3: Lag B'Omer (Canada, Australia, Israel, United Kingdom), Cross Day (El Salvador), National Day of Prayer (USA)

May 4: Kent State Shootings Remembrance( USA), Rhode Island Independence Day( USA), Youth Day(China), Literary Day (Taiwan), Remembrance Day(Netherlands), Anniversary of the Decease of M. R. stefanika ( Slovakia )

May 5: Battle of Puebla (Mexico), Cinco de Mayo (USA), National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day (USA), Liberation Day (Netherlands)

May 6: National Nurses Day (USA), Martyr's Day (Lebanon), Day of Gorans (Kosovo), Mother's Day (Romania)

May 7: Soldiers' Day (El Salvador)

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May 8: Congress (Armenia), Parents' Day (South Korea), Matsu's Birthday (Taiwan), Day of liberation (Norway)

May 9: Victory Day (Serbia)

May 10: Mother's Day (Mexico), Ascension Day (Mexico, Lebanon), Confederate Memorial Day (USA)

May 11: Military Spouse Appreciation Day (USA)

May 13: Mothers' Day (Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Grenada,   Honduras, Jamaica , The Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, US Virgin Islands,  Bermuda, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong,  India, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany , Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Spain, Ukraine, Benin,  Botswana, Cabo Verde, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Senegal , South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia,  Zimbabwe), Day of the National Emblem and Flag of Belarus(Belarus), Father's Day (Romania)

May 15: Teacher's Day (Mexico, Colombia, South Korea), Peace Officers Memorial Day (USA), Family Day (Mongolia, Moldova), Europe Day (Moldova)

May 16: Ramadan begins (Jordan)

May 17: Orthodox Ascension Day (Romania)

May 18: National Defense Transportation Day (USA), International Museum Day (Singapore)

May 19: Armed Forces Day (USA), Erev Shavuot (Israel), Pentecost Eve (Norway), Orthodox Pentecost (Ukraine)

May 20: Whit Sunday (Barbados, Mexico, The Bahamas, Andorra, Austria, France, Germany, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain), Shavuot (Canada), Independence Day (Cuba), Pentecost (Switzerland)

May 21: Battle of Las Piedras (Uruguay)

May 22: National Maritime Day (USA), Harvey Milk Day (USA), Buddha's Birthday (Macau, South Korea, Taiwan)

May 23: Emergency Medical Services for Children Day (USA), Constitution Day (Germany)

May 25: National Missing Children's Day (USA), Liberation and Resistance Day (Lebanon)

May 26: National Sorry Day Observance (Australia)

May 27: Mother's Day (Bolivia), Dniester Day (Moldova)

May 28: Jefferson Davis Birthday (USA)

May 30: Mothers' Day (Nicaragua)

May 31: Corpus Christi (Honduras, Mexico, USA)

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