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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==
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==Global==
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* 1st: '''May Day''' or '''Labor Day'''.
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* 6th: '''international blood donation and free eye check up day'''.
  
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==[[Aruba]]==
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* May 26-31 - '''Aruba Soul Beach Music Festival''' [http://www.aruba.com/ThingstoDo/Events/Aruba_Soul_Beach_Music_Festival.aspx]
  
====[[Germany]]====
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==[[Canada]]==
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*24th of May -  '''Victoria Day'''
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*28-30th of May - '''EAT! Vancouver The Everything Food + Cooking Festival 2010''', Vancouver Convention Centre
  
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==[[Germany]]==
 
*5 May 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/] in [[Frankfurt]].
 
*5 May 2007 -  '''Night of Museums''' [http://www.nacht-der-museen.de/] in [[Frankfurt]].
  
====[[Wales]]====
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==[[Hong Kong]]==
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* 8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): '''Cheung Chau Bun Festival''' in [[Hong Kong]], [http://www.cheungchau.org/].
  
*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.
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==[[India]]==
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* First full moon in May: '''Visakah Puja'''/'''Buddha Purnima''' day.  
  
====[[Thailand]]====  
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==[[Italy]]==
  
*1 May 2007: '''Vesak Day''', [[Singapore]], [[Thailand]], [[Sri Lanka]]
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* Last Sunday of May: '''Cantine Aperte''' [http://www.movimentoturismovino.it/cantine_aperte_en.html]. Free wine tasting in wineries throughout the country.
  
==Every year==
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==[[Japan]]==
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* 5th: '''Children's Day''' (子供の日 ''Kodomo no hi''), also known as '''Boys' Day''' (端午の節句 ''Tango no Sekku'')
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* Until May 5: '''Golden Week''', an extremely popular time to travel; best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked  solid.
  
=== Fixed dates ===
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==[[Namibia]]==
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* 4th: '''Cassinga Day'''
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* 25th: '''Africa Day'''
  
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==[[Northern Ireland]]==
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* Early May: the '''Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival''' is held in [[Belfast]]  http://www.cqaf.com/
  
====[[Worldwide]]====
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==[[Norway]]==
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* 17th: '''Constitution Day'''
  
* May 1: '''May Day''' or '''Labor Day''', worldwide
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==[[Poland]]==
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* 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]]).
  
====[[Spain]]====
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==[[South Africa]]==
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* 1st: '''Workers Day''', (''Public holiday'')
  
* May 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.  
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==[[Spain]]==
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* 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.  
  
====[[Poland]]====
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==[[Sri Lanka]]==
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* First full moon in May: '''Vesak Day''' . Also in [[Singapore]].
  
* May 3: '''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]]).
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==[[Thailand]]==
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* 1 May 2007: '''Vesak Day''', [[Singapore]], [[Thailand]], [[Sri Lanka]]
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* 5th: '''Coronation Day'''
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* '''Visakha Bucha''' day. First full moon in May.
  
====[[Thailand]]====
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==[[United Kingdom]]==
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* 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.
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* Late May: '''Chelsea RHS Flower Show''', [http://www.rhs.org.uk/chelsea] in [[London/South Kensington-Chelsea| Chelsea]], [[London]]
  
* May 5: '''Coronation Day''' is a public holiday in [[Thailand]]
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==[[United States of America]]==
 
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* 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]].
====[[Japan]]====
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* First weekend after Mothers Day each year: '''Ninth Avenue International Food Festival''' in [[New York City]].
 
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* Mid May: '''Lilac Festival''' [http://www.lilacfestival.com/] in [[Rochester (New York)|Rochester]], [[New York (state)|New York]].
* 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]]
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* Last Monday in May: '''Memorial Day'''
 
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* Until May 5: '''Golden Week''' in [[Japan]], an extremely popular time to travel; best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked  solid.
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=====[[Worlwide]]=====
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* May 6: '''international blood donation and free eye check up day''' worldwide
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=== Movable dates ===
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====[[Nortthern Ireland]]====
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*Early May: the '''Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival''' is held in [[Belfast]], [[Northern Ireland]].  http://www.cqaf.com/
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====[[Hong Kong]]====
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*8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): '''Cheung Chau Bun Festival''' in [[Hong Kong]], [http://www.cheungchau.org/]
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*First full moon in May:
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** '''Vesak Day''' in [[Singapore]] and [[Sri Lanka]]
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** '''Visakah Puja'''/'''Buddha Purnima''' in [[India]]
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** '''Visakha Bucha''' in [[Thailand]]
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====[[USA]]====
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** '''Ninth Avenue International Food Festival''' in [[New York City]] 1st weekend after Mothers Day each year.
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==External links==
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*Spanish bank holidays calendar [http://www.gostudyspain.es/]
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[[it:Maggio]]
 
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[[ja:祭やイベント/5月]]
 
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[[pt:Maio]]
  
 
[[WikiPedia:May]]
 
[[WikiPedia:May]]

Latest revision as of 18:28, 3 May 2011

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

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
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