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May Holidays Around the World



Holidays in May Around the World: The Ultimate Guide


In this ultimate guide you will have access to a complete and official list of national holidays in May around the world for 2023 in all 193 countries recognized by the United Nations (UN).


See the list of national holidays for May in America, Central America, South America, Caribbean, Europe, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia, Middle East, Pacific and Africa:




Holidays on May 1st


Holidays on May 1st

Do you know what holiday is on May 1?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 1st in Afghanistan, Argentina, Mexico, China, Germany, Spain, UK, France, Italy, Brazil, Philippines, Russia, Colombia, Vietnam, Greece, Poland, Turkey, Chile, Costa Rica, Egypt, Hong Kong, Singapore, South Africa and Sweden.


The other countries with national holidays on this date are Thailand, Ukraine, Ethiopia, Ireland, South Korea, El Salvador, Pakistan, Peru, Portugal, Belgium, Guatemala, Haiti, Malaysia, Nigeria and Ecuador.


To complete the list of countries with national holidays for May on this date, we have England, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Panama, Romania, Venezuela, Ghana, Kenya, Norway, Austria, Hungary, Jordan, Finland, Lebanon, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uganda, Estonia, Latvia, Rwanda, Syria, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lithuania and Yemen.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the main national May holidays called Labour Day, in which we celebrate a tribute to workers and recognizing their contributions to society.



Is May 1 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 1 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Labor Day Afghanistan May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Argentina May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Mexico May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day China May 1, 2023
  • May Day Germany May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Spain May 1, 2023
  • Early May Bank Holiday UK May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day France May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Italy May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Brazil May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Philippines May 1, 2023
  • Spring and Labor Day Russia May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Colombia May 1, 2023
  • International Labor Day Vietnam May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Greece May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Poland May 1, 2023
  • Labor and Solidarity Day Turkey May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Chile May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Costa Rica May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Egypt May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Hong Kong May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Singapore May 1, 2023
  • Workers' Day South Africa May 1, 2023
  • May 1st Sweden May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Thailand May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Ukraine May 1, 2023
  • International Labor Day Ethiopia May 1, 2023
  • May Day Ireland May 1, 2023
  • Independence Movement Day South Korea May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day El Salvador May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Pakistan May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Peru May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Portugal May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Belgium May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Guatemala May 1, 2023
  • Agriculture and Labor Day Haiti May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Malaysia May 1, 2023
  • Workers' Day Nigeria May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Ecuador May 1, 2023
  • Early May Bank Holiday England May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Honduras May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Iceland May 1, 2023
  • International Labor Day Indonesia May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Panama May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Romania May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Venezuela May 1, 2023
  • May Day Ghana May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day / May Day Kenya May 1, 2023
  • Labor day Norway May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Austria May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day / May Day Hungary May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Jordan May 1, 2023
  • May Day Finland May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Lebanon May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Belarus May 1, 2023
  • Unity Day Kazakhstan May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Uganda May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Estonia May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day / May Day Latvia May 1, 2023
  • Constituent Assembly Convocation Day Latvia May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Rwanda May 1, 2023
  • Labor Day Syria May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Zambia May 1, 2023
  • Workers' Day Zimbabwe May 1, 2023
  • Labour Day Lithuania May 1, 2023
  • May Day Yemen May 1, 2023



Holidays in May 2nd


Holidays in May 2nd

Do you know what holiday is on May 2?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 2nd in Vietnam.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Day off for Hung Kings Festival, in which we celebrate the Hùng Kings and their part in establishing the modern nation of Vietnam.



Is May 2 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 2 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Day off for Hung Kings Festival Vietnam May 2, 2023



Holidays on May 3rd


Holidays on May 3rd

Do you know what holiday is on May 3?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 3rd in Japan, Vietnam and Poland.

In Japan there is one of the national holidays in May called Constitution Memorial Day, in which we celebrate the enactment of the 1947 Constitution of Japan.



Is May 3 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 3 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Constitution Memorial Day Japan May 3, 2023
  • Day off for Liberation Day / Reunification Day Vietnam May 3, 2023
  • Constitution Day Poland May 3, 2023



Holidays in May 4th


Holidays in May 4th

Do you know what holiday is on May 4?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 4th in China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and Latvia.


In Latvia there is one of the national May holidays called Independence Restoration Day, in which we celebrate Latvian Independence Restoration Day.


On this day we have the continuation of the Eid al-Fitr holiday break in several countries.



Is May 4 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 4 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Youth Day China May 4, 2023
  • Greenery Day Japan May 4, 2023
  • Coronation Day Thailand May 4, 2023
  • Wesak Day Malaysia May 4, 2023
  • Independence Restoration Day Latvia May 4, 2023



Holidays on May 5th


Holidays on May 5th

Do you know what holiday is on May 5?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 5th in India, Japan, Ethiopia, South Korea and Netherlands.


In Japan there is one of the national May holidays called Children's Day, in which we celebrate healthy eating and fitness with children's games.



Is May 5 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 5 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Buddha Purnima / Vesak India May 5, 2023
  • Children's Day Japan May 5, 2023
  • Patriots' Day Ethiopia May 5, 2023
  • Children's Day South Korea May 5, 2023
  • Liberation Day Netherlands May 5, 2023



Holidays in May 6th


Holidays in May 6th

Do you know what holiday is on May 6?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 6th in Syria.


In this country there is one of the national May holidays called Martyrs' Day, in which we celebrate a tribute to the Syrian and Lebanese nationalists executed in Damascus and Beirut on May 6, 1916 by Jamal Pasha, also known as 'Al Jazzar' or 'The Butcher', the Ottoman wāli of Greater Syria.



Is May 6 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 6 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Martyrs' Day Syria May 6, 2023



Holidays on May 7th


Holidays on May 7th

Do you know what holiday is on May 7?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 7th in Lebanon, Kazakhstan and Lithuania.


In Kazakhstan there is one of the national May holidays called Defender of the Fatherland Day, in which we celebrate the founding of the Armed Forces of Kazakhstan.



Is May 7 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 7 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Martyr's Day Lebanon May 7, 2023
  • Liberation and Resistance Holiday Lebanon May 7, 2023
  • Defender of the Fatherland Day Kazakhstan May 7, 2023
  • Mothers' Day Lithuania May 7, 2023



Holidays in May 8th


Holidays in May 8th

Do you know what holiday is on May 8?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 8th in UK, France, Russia, England, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Cayman Islands.


In France there is one of the national May holidays called WWII Victory Day, in which we celebrate the end of the Second World War in France and the freedom of the French people.



Is May 8 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 8 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Spring Bank Holiday UK May 8, 2023
  • WWII Victory Day France May 8, 2023
  • Public Holiday Russia May 8, 2023
  • Spring Bank Holiday England May 8, 2023
  • Public Holiday Belarus May 8, 2023
  • Day off for Defender of the Fatherland Day Kazakhstan May 8, 2023
  • Holiday for the Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III Cayman Islands May 8, 2023



Holidays in May 9th


Holidays in May 9th

Do you know what holiday is on May 9?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 9th in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.


In Russia there is one of the national May holidays called Victory Day, in which we celebrate the end of the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945) by staging events that surpass those of any other country.



Is May 9 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 9 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Victory Day Russia May 9, 2023
  • Victory Day Ukraine May 9, 2023
  • Victory Day Belarus May 9, 2023
  • Victory Day Kazakhstan May 9, 2023



Holidays in May 10th


Holidays in May 10th

Do you know what holiday is on May 10?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 10th in El Salvador.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Mothers' Day, in which we celebrate a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.



Is May 10 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 10 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Mothers' Day El Salvador May 10, 2023



Holidays on May 11th


Holidays on May 11th

Do you know what holiday is on May 11?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 11th in Thailand.


In this country there is one of the national May holidays called Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day, in which we celebrate the traditional start of the rice growing season in Thailand.



Is May 11 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 11 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Royal Ploughing Ceremony Day Thailand May 11, 2023



Holidays on May 14th


Do you know what holiday is on May 14?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 14th in Latvia.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Mothers' Day, in which we celebrate a day for many people to show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.



Is May 14 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 14 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Mothers' Day Latvia May 14, 2023



Holidays on May 15th


Holidays on May 15th

Do you know what holiday is on May 15?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 15th in Cayman Islands.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Discovery Day, in which we celebrate the discovery of the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Christopher Columbus in 1503.



Is May 15 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 15 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Discovery Day Cayman Islands May 15, 2023



Holidays on May 16th


Holidays on May 16th

Do you know what holiday is on May 16?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 16th in Iran.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq, in which we celebrate the martyrdom of Imam Sadeq (SA) who died in 765 after being poisoned by Al-Mansur.



Is May 16 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 16 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Martyrdom of Imam Sadeq Iran May 16, 2023



Holidays on May 17th


Holidays on May 17th

Do you know what holiday is on May 17?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 17th in Norway.


In this country there is one of the national May holidays called 17 May Constitution Day (1814), in which we celebrate the signing of the constitution on that date in 1814



Is May 17 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 17 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • 17 May Constitution Day (1814) Norway May 17, 2023



Holidays on May 18th


Holidays on May 18th

Do you know what holiday is on May 18?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 18th in Germany, France, Sweden, Belgium, Haiti, Netherlands, Iceland, Indonesia, Norway, Austria and Finland.


On this day, several countries celebrate one of the national holidays in May called Ascension Day, in which we celebrate the departure of Jesus Christ from the earth after he rose from the cross, having spent 40 days living on earth.



Is May 18 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 18 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Ascension Day Germany May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day France May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Sweden May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Belgium May 18, 2023
  • Flag Day / University Day Haiti May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Netherlands May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Iceland May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day of Jesus Christ Indonesia May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Norway May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Austria May 18, 2023
  • Ascension Day Finland May 18, 2023



Holidays on May 19th


Holidays on May 19th

Do you know what holiday is on May 19?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 19th in Turkey.


In this country there is one of the national May holidays called Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, in which we celebrate the landing of Mustafa Kemal in Samsun on May 19, 1919.


This event is considered the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence in official historiography.



Is May 19 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 19 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day Turkey May 19, 2023



Holidays on May 21th


Holidays on May 21th

Do you know what holiday is on May 21?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 21th in Chile.


In this country there is one of the national May holidays called Navy Day, in which we celebrate the Battle of Iquique, which took place on Wednesday, May 21, 1879, during the War of the Pacific.



Is May 21 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 21 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Navy Day Chile May 21, 2023



Holidays on May 22th


Holidays on May 22th

Do you know what holiday is on May 22?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 22th in Canad, Colombia and Yemen.


In Yemen there is one of the national May holidays called Unity Day, in which we celebrate the unification of North and South Yemen.



Is May 22 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 22 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Victoria Day Canada May 22, 2023
  • Ascension Day Colombia May 22, 2023
  • Unity Day Yemen May 22, 2023



Holidays on May 23th


Holidays on May 23th

Do you know what holiday is on May 23?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 23th in Jamaica.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Labor Day / May Day, in which we celebrate a labour rebellion on this day in 1938 that contributed to Jamaican independence.



Is May 23 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 23 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Labor Day / May Day Jamaica May 23, 2023



Holidays in May 24th


Holidays in May 24th

Do you know what holiday is on May 24?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 24th in Ecuador.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called The Battle of Pichincha Holiday, in which we celebrate the soldiers who fought Ecuador's war of Independence.



Is May 24 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 24 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • The Battle of Pichincha Holiday Ecuador May 24, 2023



Holidays on May 25th


Holidays on May 25th

Do you know what holiday is on May 25?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 25th in Argentina, Jordan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


In Argentina there is one of the national May holidays called National Day (May 1810 Revolution), in which we celebrate the revolution of 1810 that resulted in the first Argentine government and independence from Spain.



Is May 25 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 25 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • National Day / May 1810 Revolution Argentina May 25, 2023
  • Independence Day Jordan May 25, 2023
  • Africa Freedom Day Zambia May 25, 2023
  • Africa Day Zimbabwe May 25, 2023



Holidays in May 26th


Holidays in May 26th

Do you know what holiday is on May 26?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 26th in Argentina, Israel, Hong Kong and Ecuador.


In Israel there is one of the national holidays in May called Shavuot, in which we celebrate the conclusion of the Counting of the Omer.



Is May 26 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 26 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Bridge Public Holiday Argentina May 26, 2023
  • Shavuot Israel May 26, 2023
  • Buddha's Birthday Hong Kong May 26, 2023
  • Day off for The Battle of Pichincha Ecuador May 26, 2023



Holidays on May 27th


Holidays on May 27th

Do you know what holiday is on May 27?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 27th in South Korea.


In this country there is one of the national holidays in May called Buddha's Birthday, in which we celebrate the day when the Buddha came.



Is May 27 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 27 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Buddha's Birthday South Korea May 27, 2023



Holidays in May 28th


Holidays in May 28th

Do you know what holiday is on May 28?


In 2023, there are national holidays in May 28th in Poland, Sweden, Ethiopia, Belgium, Haiti, Netherlands, Iceland, Norway, Estonia and Latvia.


In Ethiopia there is one of the national May holidays called Derg Downfall Day, in which we celebrate the defeat of the tyrannical and communist Derg military regime by forces that resisted for many years during the protracted civil war.



Is May 28 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 28 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Whit Sunday Poland May 28, 2023
  • Whit Sunday Sweden May 28, 2023
  • Derg Downfall Day Ethiopia May 28, 2023
  • Whit Sunday Belgium May 28, 2023
  • Mother's Day Haiti May 28, 2023
  • Whit Sunday Netherlands May 28, 2023
  • Whit Sunday Iceland May 28, 2023
  • Whit Sunday Norway May 28, 2023
  • Pentecost Estonia May 28, 2023
  • Whitsunday Latvia May 28, 2023



Holidays on May 29th


Holidays on May 29th

Do you know what holiday is on May 29?


In 2023, there are national holidays on May 29th in USA, Germany, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Iceland, Bahamas, Norway, Austria and Hungary.


In USA there is one of the national holidays in May called Memorial Day, in which we celebrate honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military.

On this day, several countries celebrate one of the national holidays in May called Whit Monday, in which we celebrate the day after Pentecost, a moveable feast in the Christian liturgical calendar.



Is May 29 a Holiday


See the complete and official list of May 29 holidays around the world:

Holiday Name Country Date
  • Memorial Day USA May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Germany May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday France May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Belgium May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Netherlands May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Iceland May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Bahamas May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Norway May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Austria May 29, 2023
  • Whit Monday Hungary May 29, 2023


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