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May 2022 Events and Celebrations
With May, you get a variety of fun, exciting national holidays including those with great cultural significance like Labor Day and Memorial Day. There is a lot of opportunity for marketing experts to start planning for unique holiday campaigns!
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International Workers' Day
International Workers' Day, also known as Workers' Day, Labour Day in some countries and often referred to as May Day, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement which occurs every year on May Day, an ancient European spring festival.
Eid al-Fitr
Eid-al-Fitr is a holiday to mark the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast during the hours of daylight.
World Press Freedom Day
The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression.
Star Wars Day
Star Wars Day, May 4, celebrates George Lucas' Star Wars. It is observed by fans of the media franchise.
World Ovarian Cancer Day
World Ovarian Cancer Day aims to create a community where those living with ovarian cancer, survivors and their families and friends can unite, share their experiences.
Mothers Day
Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May.
International Nurse Day
International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day observed around the world on 12 May of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.
Friday the 13th
Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year.
International Day of Families
The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families.
Wesak Day
Wesak is a day celebrated by Buddhists around the world. The term Wesak comes from the name of a month in the Indian calendar.
International Day of Living Together in Peace
The celebration of this day expresses the desire for peace of persons of all religions, as well as non-believers.
International Museum Day
International Museum Day (IMD) is an international day a celebration that held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
World Autoimmune / Autoinflammatory Arthritis Day
This event historically unites thousands of people in 60+ countries worldwide to DRIVE global awareness and education about the AUTOimmune and AUTOinflammatory diseases that include inflammatory-driven arthritis (AiArthritis)
International Day for Biological Diversity
The International Day for Biological Diversity is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.
African Liberation Day
May 25 is African Liberation Day. On this day, many African countries celebrate the hard-fought achievement of their freedom from European colonial powers.
World No-Tobacco Day
World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May. It is intended to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe.
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About the month of May
As the fifth month of the Julian calendar, the month of May marks the start of summer holidays as well. Bright colors, sunny hues are all too common in the Northern Hemisphere during this month. With its birthstone as the emerald, its vivid green color is ingrained into this month. May is also named after the Greek goddess, Maia, the goddess of fertility. The month of May signifies growth in flora and fauna, and the start of a new season. May is the time to embrace, flowers, color and bold choices as the month brings in sunny warmth all around.

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