Important International Days: May Month

May 1-International Workers’ Day

2 May-World Tuna Day

3 May-World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)

May 4-International Firefighters’ Day, Star Wars Day

May 4: Coal Miners’ Day

May 5-International Midwives Day

May 8-World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

8-9 May-Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

May 9: World Thalassaemia Day

May 9 – Europe Day

10 May-World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

10 May-“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon

May 10 International Migratory Bird Day North America

May 11: National Technology Day (India)

May 12: World Hypertension Day

May 12 – International Nurses Day

15 May-International Day of Families

17 May-World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

May 17- International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

May 18 -World AIDS Vaccine Day

May 18- International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

May 18 -International Museum Day

21 May-World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May-International Day for Biological Diversity

23 May-International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

May 24: Commonwealth Day

May 25 – Geek Pride Day, Towel Day

29 May-International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31 May-World No-Tobacco Day [WHO]


1st Tue in May – World Asthma Day

2nd Sat in May – World Fair Trade Day

2nd Sun in May – Mother’s Day

A weekend in May – World Migratory Bird Day