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

Specific dates



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


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


  • 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.


  • 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).


  • 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.


  • 5th: Coronation Day

Movable dates


Hong Kong

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


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

Northern Ireland

Sri Lanka

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


  • 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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