Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: May


Tuesday
May
1
2018

 Holiday:  Law Day

Law Day in the United States of America (USA) is celebrated on May 1 each year. It also falls on the same day as Loyalty Day in the USA.

Happy Law Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: May


Tuesday
May
1
2018

 Holiday:  Loyalty Day

Loyalty Day is on May 1 each year. It is a special day for people to reaffirm their loyalty to the United States and to recognize the heritage of American freedom. It also falls on the same day as Law Day in the USA.

Happy loyalty day
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Hawaii

 

Month: May


Tuesday
May
1
2018

 Holiday:  Lei Day

Lei day on May 1 celebrates Hawaiian culture, also known as the “Aloha spirit,” represented by the lei, the traditional flower garland or wreath which people wear as a necklace or on their heads.

Hapyy lei Day (aloha day)
 

Holiday Type: Jewish holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Israel, in USA

 

Month: May


Thursday
May
3
2018

 Holiday:  Lag BaOmer

Many Jewish people in the United States observe Lag B’Omer, also known as Lag BaOmer, on the 18th day of the month of Iyar in the Jewish calendar. The name of this observance means refers to the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer.

Happy Lag BaOmer Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: May


Thursday
May
3
2018

 Holiday:  National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer calls on all people of different faiths in the United States to pray for the nation and its leaders. It is held on the first Thursday of May each year.

Happy National Day of Prayer
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Ohio

 

Month: May


Friday
May
4
2018

 Holiday:  Kent State Shootings Remembrance

Each year on May 4, students, activists, and survivors gather at Kent State University in Ohio to mark the anniversary of the Kent State massacre in 1970.

Happy Kent State Shootings Remembrance
 

Holiday Type: Sporting Event

 

Where It is Observed: USA

 

Month: May


Friday
May
4
2018

 Holiday:  Kentucky Oaks Observances

The Longines Kentucky Oaks is America’s premier and most lucrative race for 3-year old fillies – female horses – held each year on the day before the Kentucky Derby. This feature race is a $1 Million Grade 1 stakes race and awards the winning filly a garland of lilies, appropriately named “lilies for the fillies.”

Sport events kentucky oaks
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: Rhode Island

 

Month: May


Friday
May
4
2018

 Holiday:  Rhode Island Independence Day

Rhode Island Independence Day is a state holiday in the state of Rhode Island in the United States on May 4 each year. It commemorates the state’s independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776.

Happy Rhode Island Independence Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

  

Month: May


Saturday
May
5
2018

 Holiday:  Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is annually observed on May 5. It celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla (Batalla de Puebla) in Mexico on May 5, 1862. It is not to be confused with Mexico’s Independence Day.

Happy Cinco de Mayo Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: in USA

 

Month: May


Saturday
May
5
2018

 Holiday:  National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day is a United States (U.S.) observance held on the first Saturday in May. It honors members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have risked their lives in disposing explosives.

National Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Day
 

Holiday Type: Observance

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: May


Sunday
May
6
2018

 Holiday:  National Nurses Day

National Nurses Day is celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.

National Nurses Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: Missouri

 

Month: May


Tuesday
May
8
2018

 Holiday:  Truman Day

Truman Day is a state holiday in Missouri, the United States, on or around May 8 each year. It honors Harry S Truman, a United States president who was born in Missouri.

Happy Truman Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: West Virginia

 

Month: May


Tuesday
May
8
2018

 Holiday:  Primary Election Day West Virginia

West Virginia’s primary election, also known as primary election day, is listed as a state holiday in which state government offices in West Virginia are closed. West Virginia’s primary election occurs on the second Tuesday of May during even years

Primary Election Day West Virginia
 

Holiday Type: Christian

 

Where It is Observed: Most countries of the world

 

Month: May


Thursday
May
10
2018

 Holiday:  Ascension Day

Ascension Day is observed in the United States on the 40th day of Easter. It commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven, according to the New Testament of the Bible.

Christian Ascension Day
 

Holiday Type: State holiday

 

Where It is Observed: South Carolina

 

Month: May


Thursday
May
10
2018

 Holiday:  Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s.

Happy Confederate Memorial Day
 

Holiday Type: Local observance

 

Where It is Observed: North Carolina

 

Month: May


Thursday
May
10
2018

 Holiday:  Confederate Memorial Day

Confederate Memorial Day is a state holiday in some states in the United States. It gives people a chance to honor and remember the Confederate soldiers who died or were wounded during the American Civil War during the 1860s.

Happy Confederate Memorial Day