May Holidays in USA 2018

Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Tuesday
1
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Tuesday
1
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Hawaii

Hawaii

2018
Tuesday
1
May

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)
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Israel, in USA

Israel, in USA

2018
Thursday
3
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance


2018
Thursday
3
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Ohio

Ohio

2018
Friday
4
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Sporting Event

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2018
Friday
4
May

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.”

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Rhode Island

Rhode Island

2018
Friday
4
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance


2018
Saturday
5
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2018
Saturday
5
May

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
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Sunday
6
May

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
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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:Missouri

Missouri

2018
Tuesday
8
May

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.

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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:West Virginia

West Virginia

2018
Tuesday
8
May

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
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2018
Thursday
10
May

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
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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:South Carolina

South Carolina

2018
Thursday
10
May

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.

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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:North Carolina

North Carolina

2018
Thursday
10
May

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.

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