USA Holidays in May

May Holidays in USA 2019

Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2019
Sunday
12
May

r169301 May 12, 2019 r169381 Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the United States is annually held on the second Sunday of May. It celebrates motherhood and it is a time to appreciate mothers and mother figures. Many people give gifts, cards, flowers, candy, a meal in a restaurant or other treats to their mother and mother figures, including grandmothers, great-grandmothers, stepmothers, and foster mothers.

mother's day cards
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Holiday Type:State holiday

Where It is Observed:West Virginia

West Virginia

2019
Tuesday
14
May

r169301 May 14, 2019 r169381 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:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Wednesday
15
May

r169301 May 15, 2019 r169381 Peace Officers Memorial Day

Peace Officers Memorial Day is held annually in the United States on May 15 in honor of federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty. It is observed in conjunction with Police Week.

Peace Officers Memorial Day
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Friday
17
May

r169301 May 17, 2019 r169381 National Defense Transportation Day

National Defense Transportation Day, which occurs annually on the third Friday of May, remembers the contributions of people working in the United States’ transport industry. It is part of National Transportation Week.

National Defense Transportation Day
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Wednesday
22
May

r169301 May 22, 2019 r169381 National Maritime Day

May 22 is National Maritime Day in the United States each year. This day reflects the gratitude that Americans have for the maritime industry and the benefits it brings to the country. It also recognizes ships and seafarers who have held a special place in the nation’s history.

22 may National Maritime Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:California

California

2019
Wednesday
22
May

r169301 May 22, 2019 r169381 Harvey Milk Day

Many public schools observe Harvey Milk Day in California, USA, on May 22. This observance celebrates the achievements of Harvey Milk, a gay rights activist who was assassinated in 1978.

Harvey Milk Day
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Wednesday
22
May

r169301 May 22, 2019 r169381 Emergency Medical Services for Children Day

Many communities in the United States join in on raising awareness about the need for specialized emergency care for children on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day. It is held on the Wednesday of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week, which is on May 19–25.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Israel, in USA

Israel, in USA

2019
Thursday
23
May

r169301 May 23, 2019 r169381 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
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Saturday
25
May

r169301 May 25, 2019 r169381 National Missing Children’s Day

National Missing Children’s Day is an annual observation in the United States designed to highlight the problem of child abduction. It falls on May 25 – on that date in 1979, six-year-old New Yorker Ethan Patz disappeared on his way to school. National Missing Children’s Day was first observed in 1983.

National Missing Children's Day
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Holiday Type:Federal Holiday

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Monday
27
May

r169301 May 27, 2019 r169381 Memorial Day

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May. It was formerly known as Decoration Day and commemorates all men and women who have died in military service for the United States. Many people visit cemeteries and memorials on Memorial Day and it is traditionally seen as the start of the summer season.

Memorial Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:Mississippi

Mississippi

2019
Monday
27
May

r169301 May 27, 2019 r169381 Jefferson Davis Birthday

Jefferson Davis’ Birthday, also known as Jefferson Davis Day, commemorates the birthday of Jefferson Davis, a Confederate leader during the American Civil War in the 1860s. It is a state holiday in Alabama on the first Monday of June each year.

Jefferson Davis Birthday in Missisipi
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2019
Thursday
30
May

r169301 May 30, 2019 r169381 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:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2019
Sunday
9
June

r169301 June 9, 2019 r169381 Pentecost in the United States

Pentecost is a Christian holy day commemorating the descent of the Holy Ghost upon the disciples of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament of the Bible. It is also known as Whitsunday, or Whit Sunday.

Spirit-Filled Pentecost
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Israel, USA

Israel, USA

2019
Sunday
9
June

r169301 June 9, 2019 r169381 Shavuot

Many Jewish Americans observe Shavuot, which is the second of three major Jewish festivals that focus on historical and agricultural importance. The other two are Passover and Sukkot. Shavuot follows Passover by 50 days. Shavuot occurs on the sixth day of the month of Sivan in the Jewish calendar.

Happy Shavuot
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2019
Monday
10
June

r169301 June 10, 2019 r169381 Whit Monday

Many Christians in the United States will observe Whit Monday, or Pentecost Monday. It is the day after Pentecost, also known as Whit Sunday or Whitsunday, which commemorates the Holy Ghost’s descent on Jesus Christ’s disciples, according to the New Testament of the Bible.

Happy Whit Monday
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2019
Sunday
16
June

r169301 June 16, 2019 r169381 Trinity Sunday

Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States. It is one of the few feasts that are celebrated as a doctrine instead of an event. It is also symbolic of the unity of the Trinity.

Happy holy trinity
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