Help Wikitravel grow by contributing to an article! Learn how.

Difference between revisions of "May"

From Wikitravel
Jump to: navigation, search
(Fixed dates)
 
(26 intermediate revisions by 15 users not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
{{traveltopic}}
 +
 
This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''May'''.
 
This is a [[calendar of events and festivals]] in the month of '''May'''.
  
==Specific dates==
+
==Global==
*5 May 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/] in [[Frankfurt]], [[Germany]]
+
* 1st: '''May Day''' or '''Labor Day'''.
*29 May-10 June 2007. The '''Swansea Bay Film Festival''' [http://www.swanseafilmfestival.com/home.htm], Dylan Thomas Centre, [[Swansea]], [[UK]]. . One of the UK's largest international film festivals.
+
* 6th: '''international blood donation and free eye check up day'''.
*1 May 2007: '''Vesak Day''', [[Singapore]], [[Thailand]], [[Sri Lanka]]
+
 
 +
==[[Aruba]]==
 +
* May 26-31 - '''Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival''' [http://www.aruba.com/ThingstoDo/Events/Aruba_Soul_Beach_Music_Festival.aspx]
 +
 
 +
==[[Canada]]==
 +
*24th of May -  '''Victoria Day'''
 +
*28-30th of May - '''EAT! Vancouver The Everything Food + Cooking Festival 2010''', Vancouver Convention Centre
 +
 
 +
==[[Germany]]==
 +
*5 May 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/] in [[Frankfurt]].
 +
 
 +
==[[Hong Kong]]==
 +
* 8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): '''Cheung Chau Bun Festival''' in [[Hong Kong]], [http://www.cheungchau.org/].
 +
 
 +
==[[India]]==
 +
* First full moon in May: '''Visakah Puja'''/'''Buddha Purnima''' day.
 +
 
 +
==[[Italy]]==
 +
 
 +
* Last Sunday of May: '''Cantine Aperte''' [http://www.movimentoturismovino.it/cantine_aperte_en.html]. Free wine tasting in wineries throughout the country.
 +
 
 +
==[[Japan]]==
 +
* 5th: '''Children's Day''' (子供の日 ''Kodomo no hi''), also known as '''Boys' Day''' (端午の節句 ''Tango no Sekku'')
 +
* Until May 5: '''Golden Week''', an extremely popular time to travel; best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked  solid.
 +
 
 +
==[[Namibia]]==
 +
* 4th: '''Cassinga Day'''
 +
* 25th: '''Africa Day'''
 +
 
 +
==[[Northern Ireland]]==
 +
* Early May: the '''Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival''' is held in [[Belfast]] http://www.cqaf.com/
 +
 
 +
==[[Norway]]==
 +
* 17th: '''Constitution Day'''
  
==Every year==
+
==[[Poland]]==
 +
* 3rd: '''Polish Constitution Day'''. The most important holiday in [[Poland]], and on the weekend following the holiday, there are colorful parades in cities with large populations of people of Polish ancestry (such as [[Chicago]]).
  
=== Fixed dates ===
+
==[[South Africa]]==
 +
* 1st: '''Workers Day''', (''Public holiday'')
  
* May 1: '''May Day''' or '''Labor Day''', worldwide
+
==[[Spain]]==
* May 3: '''Polish Constitution Day''', Most important holiday in Poland.
+
* 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.
* May 5: '''Coronation Day''' is a public holiday in [[Thailand]]
+
* May 5: '''Children's Day''' (子供の日 ''Kodomo no hi''), also known as '''Boys' Day''' (端午の節句 ''Tango no Sekku''), [[Japan]]
+
* Until May 5: '''Golden Week''' in [[Japan]], an extremely popular time to travel — best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked  solid
+
*  May 6: '''international blood donation and free eye check up day''' worldwide
+
  
=== Movable dates ===
+
==[[Sri Lanka]]==
 +
* First full moon in May: '''Vesak Day''' . Also in [[Singapore]].
  
*Early May: the '''Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival''' is held in [[Belfast]], [[Northern Ireland]].  http://www.cqaf.com/
+
==[[Thailand]]==
*8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): '''Cheung Chau Bun Festival''' in [[Hong Kong]], [http://www.cheungchau.org/]
+
* 1 May 2007: '''Vesak Day''', [[Singapore]], [[Thailand]], [[Sri Lanka]]
*First full moon in May:
+
* 5th: '''Coronation Day'''  
** '''Vesak Day''' in [[Singapore]] and [[Sri Lanka]]
+
* '''Visakha Bucha''' day. First full moon in May.
** '''Visakah Puja'''/'''Buddha Purnima''' in [[India]]
+
** '''Visakha Bucha''' in [[Thailand]]
+
** '''Ninth Avenue International Food Festival''' in [[New York City]] 1st weekend after Mothers Day each year.  
+
  
 +
==[[United Kingdom]]==
 +
* 30 May-6 June 2009. The '''Swansea Bay Film Festival''' [http://www.swanseafilmfestival.com/home07.htm], Dylan Thomas Centre, [[Swansea]], [[UK]]. One of the UK's largest international film festivals.
 +
* Late May: '''Chelsea RHS Flower Show''', [http://www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea] in [[London/South Kensington-Chelsea| Chelsea]], [[London]]
  
{{msg:Months}}
+
==[[United States of America]]==
 +
* First Saturday in May: '''Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Festival''' [http://www.rit.edu/imagine/] in [[Rochester (New York)|Rochester]], [[New York (state)|New York]].
 +
* First weekend after Mothers Day each year: '''Ninth Avenue International Food Festival''' in [[New York City]].
 +
* Mid May: '''Lilac Festival''' [http://www.lilacfestival.com/] in [[Rochester (New York)|Rochester]], [[New York (state)|New York]].
 +
* Last Monday in May: '''Memorial Day'''
  
 +
{{months}}
 +
{{Outline}}
 
[[hu:Május]]
 
[[hu:Május]]
 
[[it:Maggio]]
 
[[it:Maggio]]
 
[[ja:祭やイベント/5月]]
 
[[ja:祭やイベント/5月]]
 +
[[pt:Maio]]
  
 
[[WikiPedia:May]]
 
[[WikiPedia:May]]

Latest revision as of 18:28, 3 May 2011

    This article is a travel topic

This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of May.

Contents

Global[edit]

  • 1st: May Day or Labor Day.
  • 6th: international blood donation and free eye check up day.

Aruba[edit]

  • May 26-31 - Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival [1]

Canada[edit]

  • 24th of May - Victoria Day
  • 28-30th of May - EAT! Vancouver The Everything Food + Cooking Festival 2010, Vancouver Convention Centre

Germany[edit]

Hong Kong[edit]

  • 8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): Cheung Chau Bun Festival in Hong Kong, [3].

India[edit]

  • First full moon in May: Visakah Puja/Buddha Purnima day.

Italy[edit]

  • Last Sunday of May: Cantine Aperte [4]. Free wine tasting in wineries throughout the country.

Japan[edit]

  • 5th: Children's Day (子供の日 Kodomo no hi), also known as Boys' Day (端午の節句 Tango no Sekku)
  • Until May 5: Golden Week, an extremely popular time to travel; best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked solid.

Namibia[edit]

  • 4th: Cassinga Day
  • 25th: Africa Day

Northern Ireland[edit]

Norway[edit]

  • 17th: Constitution Day

Poland[edit]

  • 3rd: Polish Constitution Day. The most important holiday in Poland, and on the weekend following the holiday, there are colorful parades in cities with large populations of people of Polish ancestry (such as Chicago).

South Africa[edit]

  • 1st: Workers Day, (Public holiday)

Spain[edit]

  • 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.

Sri Lanka[edit]

  • First full moon in May: Vesak Day . Also in Singapore.

Thailand[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

  • 30 May-6 June 2009. The Swansea Bay Film Festival [5], Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, UK. One of the UK's largest international film festivals.
  • Late May: Chelsea RHS Flower Show, [6] in Chelsea, London

United States of America[edit]

  • First Saturday in May: Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Festival [7] in Rochester, New York.
  • First weekend after Mothers Day each year: Ninth Avenue International Food Festival in New York City.
  • Mid May: Lilac Festival [8] in Rochester, New York.
  • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
Calendar of events and festivals
January | February | March | April | May | June
July | August | September | October | November | December
This article is an outline and needs more content. It has a template, but there is not enough information present. Please plunge forward and help it grow!

Variants

Actions

Destination Docents

In other languages

other sites