USA Holidays in May

May Holidays in USA 2020

Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Israel, in USA

Israel, in USA

2020
Tuesday
12
May

r169301 May 12, 2020 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

2020
Friday
15
May

r169301 May 15, 2020 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

2020
Friday
15
May

r169301 May 15, 2020 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

2020
Saturday
16
May

r169301 May 16, 2020 r169381 Armed Forces Day

Many Americans celebrate Armed Forces Day annually on the third Saturday of May. It is a day to pay tribute to men and women who serve the United States’ armed forces. Armed Forces Day is also part of Armed Forces Week, which begins on the second Satur …

Armed Forces Day
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Holiday Type:Muslim

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2020
Tuesday
19
May

r169301 May 19, 2020 r169381 Lailat al-Qadr

Laylat al Qadr is also known as the Night of Power or the Night of Destiny. It commemorates when Koran (Qur’an) was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (also known as Mohammad). Muslims in the United States celebrate the event, also spelled as Laylat al-Q …

Lailat al-Qadr
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Wednesday
20
May

r169301 May 20, 2020 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, w …

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Thursday
21
May

r169301 May 21, 2020 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:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Friday
22
May

r169301 May 22, 2020 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 plac …

22 may National Maritime Day
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Holiday Type:Local observance

Where It is Observed:California

California

2020
Friday
22
May

r169301 May 22, 2020 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:Muslim

Where It is Observed:in USA

in USA

2020
Saturday
23
May

r169301 May 23, 2020 r169381 Eid al-Fitr

Many Muslims in the United States celebrate Eid al-Fitr (also known as Id al-Fitr or Eid ul-Fitr) on the first day of Shawwal in the Islamic calendar. It marks the end of the month-long fast of Ramadan and the start of a feast that lasts up to three da …

Eid al-Fitr
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Holiday Type:Observance

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Monday
25
May

r169301 May 25, 2020 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 …

National Missing Children's Day
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Holiday Type:Federal Holiday

Where It is Observed:USA

USA

2020
Monday
25
May

r169301 May 25, 2020 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 …

Memorial Day
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Holiday Type:Jewish holiday

Where It is Observed:Israel, USA

Israel, USA

2020
Thursday
28
May

r169301 May 28, 2020 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 …

Happy Shavuot
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Holiday Type:Christian

Where It is Observed:Most countries of the world

Most countries of the world

2020
Sunday
31
May

r169301 May 31, 2020 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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