This is a list of all the global holidays in May, 2022. All the global holidays are listed followed by their respective dates. It is a widely held belief that there is a global holiday for every day of the year. This is not true, but there are many global holidays for many days of the year.
A global holiday is a public holiday that is recognized and celebrated in the entire world. These global holidays are either religious or political in nature and are celebrated based on the traditions of the people who observe them. These global holidays are marked with a red background in this list.
The following list shows all the global holidays in May, 2022. These dates will change from year to year, so it is important to check the dates before making any travel plans.
|1. Eid Al Fitr||May 1-2|
|2. Hari Raya Puasa||May 3rd|
|3. Mother's Day||May 8th|
|4. V-E Day||May 8th|
|5. Europe Day||May 9th|
|6. Victory Day||May 10th|
|7. General Prayer Day||May 13th|
|8. Wesak Day||May 15th|
|9. Orthodox St Cyril and Methodius Day||May 24th|
|10. African Unity Day||May 25th|
|11. Ascension Day||May 26th|
|12. Memorial Day||May 30th|
The Eid al-Fitr holiday celebrates the end of the month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn to sunset.
This religious holiday is celebrated by Muslims worldwide, and marks the end of a month of fasting. The private sector, public sector, and government departments typically close to mark Eid, although some essential services may remain open.
Ramadan is a month of fasting for Muslims. At the end of the month, they celebrate Hari Raya Puasa. This is a joyous occasion where Muslims pray and celebrate with their families.
The Muslims celebrate Hari Raya Puasa by praying in the mosque, thanking God, and asking for forgiveness from their elders. Hari Raya Puasa is the celebration of the end of the month of Ramadan.
Mother's Day is a legal holiday observed in the United States on the second Sunday in May. It is celebrated in more than 50 countries, though not all countries celebrate it on the same day.
Mother's Day is a popular U.S. holiday that is celebrated annually. This year, consumers are expected to spend $21.2 billion on Mother's Day, an increase of 5 percent from last year. Mother's Day is celebrated by exchanging cards and spending time with one's mother.
Victory in Europe Day is a national holiday in France and is also celebrated as a holiday in several other countries in Europe. In Ukraine, from 2015, May 8th was designated as a day of Remembrance and Reconciliation, but it is not a public holiday.
This day celebrates the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, when the first step was made towards the creation of the European Union. The declaration called for the pooling of coal and steel resources between European nations, in order to prevent future conflict.
On May 9th, Russia and a few other countries celebrate Victory Day, which marks the day after Nazi Germany surrendered to the Soviets. This holiday marks the end of World War II in Europe. Countries in Western Europe may mark the victory on May 8th.
Store Bededag is a special Danish festival celebrated on the fourth Friday after Easter Sunday. It is a collection of minor Christian holy days consolidated into one day.
Wesak Day is a holiday celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. It commemorates the birth of the Buddha, and falls on the Sunday nearest to the full moon in May.
This day is celebrated in Bulgaria to commemorate Bulgarian Education and Culture, and Slavonic Literature Day. It is also a public holiday in Macedonia.
Africa Day is a day to commemorate the founding of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25th, 1963. It is a public holiday in several countries in Africa and provides an opportunity to acknowledge the achievements of the peoples and governments of Africa.
People in some countries celebrate Ascension Day by taking the Friday after it as a holiday. This four-day weekend is created by the date of Ascension Day, which always falls on a Thursday, and the date of Easter, which changes every year. The earliest possible date for Ascension Friday is May 1st and the latest possible date is June 4th.
Some people in England believe that if it is sunny on Ascension Day, it will be a warm summer; but if it rains, it will be a poor harvest. In Sweden people go into the woods very early in the morning to hear the birds sing. It is said to be good luck if a cuckoo is heard from the east or west.
Memorial Day is a holiday in the United States that is observed on the last Monday of May. This Federal holiday closures schools, libraries, and most federal and state offices. It is seen as the unofficial start of summer, and is often celebrated with outdoor events and picnics.