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

Specific dates




  • 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.

Fixed dates


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


  • 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 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).


  • May 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.


  • May 5: Coronation Day is a public holiday in Thailand

Movable dates

Hong Kong

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


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

Northern Ireland

Sri Lanka

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


  • Visakha Bucha day. First full moon in May.


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

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