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==Specific dates==
 
==Specific dates==
 
  
 
====[[Germany]]====
 
====[[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]].
  
 
====[[Thailand]]====  
 
====[[Thailand]]====  
 
 
*1 May 2007: '''Vesak Day''', [[Singapore]], [[Thailand]], [[Sri Lanka]]
 
*1 May 2007: '''Vesak Day''', [[Singapore]], [[Thailand]], [[Sri Lanka]]
  
====[[Wales]]====
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====[[United Kingdom]]====
 
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*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.
 
*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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==Every year==
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===Fixed dates===
  
=== Fixed 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'''.
====[[Worldwide]]====
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* May 1: '''May Day''' or '''Labor Day'''.
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* May 6: '''international blood donation and free eye check up day'''.
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====[[Japan]]====
 
====[[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'')
* 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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* Until May 5: '''Golden Week''', an extremely popular time to travel; best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked  solid.
 
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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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====[[Poland]]====
 
====[[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]]).
* 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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====[[Spain]]====
 
====[[Spain]]====
 
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* 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.  
* May 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.  
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====[[Thailand]]====
 
====[[Thailand]]====
 
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* 5th: '''Coronation Day'''  
* May 5: '''Coronation Day''' is a public holiday in [[Thailand]]
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=== Movable dates ===
 
=== Movable dates ===
  
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====Global====
  
 
====[[Hong Kong]]====
 
====[[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/].
*8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): '''Cheung Chau Bun Festival''' in [[Hong Kong]], [http://www.cheungchau.org/].
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====[[India]]====
 
====[[India]]====
 
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* First full moon in May: '''Visakah Puja'''/'''Buddha Purnima''' day.  
* '''Visakah Puja'''/'''Buddha Purnima''' day. First full moon in May.
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====[[Northern Ireland]]====
 
====[[Northern Ireland]]====
 
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* Early May: the '''Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival''' is held in [[Belfast]]  http://www.cqaf.com/
*Early May: the '''Cathedral Quarter Arts Festival''' is held in [[Belfast]], [[Northern Ireland]]. http://www.cqaf.com/
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====[[Sri Lanka]]====
 
====[[Sri Lanka]]====
 
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* First full moon in May: '''Vesak Day''' . Also in [[Singapore]].  
* '''Vesak Day''' First full moon in May. Also in [[Singapore]].  
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====[[Thailand]]====
 
====[[Thailand]]====
 
 
* '''Visakha Bucha''' day. First full moon in May.
 
* '''Visakha Bucha''' day. First full moon in May.
  
====[[USA]]====
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====[[United States of America]]====
 
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* First weekend after Mothers Day each year: '''Ninth Avenue International Food Festival''' in [[New York City]].
* '''Ninth Avenue International Food Festival''' in [[New York City]] first weekend after Mothers Day each year.
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Revision as of 20:51, 24 January 2008

    This article is a travel topic

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

Contents

Specific dates

Germany

Thailand

United Kingdom

  • 29 May-10 June 2007. The Swansea Bay Film Festival [2], Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, UK. . One of the UK's largest international film festivals.

Every year

Fixed dates

Global

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

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.

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).

Spain

  • 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.

Thailand

  • 5th: Coronation Day

Movable dates

Global

Hong Kong

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

India

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

Northern Ireland

Sri Lanka

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

Thailand

  • Visakha Bucha day. First full moon in May.

United States of America

  • First weekend after Mothers Day each year: Ninth Avenue International Food Festival in New York City.
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