Important Days in May 2023: National and International Special Days

The List of Important National and International Days in May 2023, Check all you need to know about the National and International Observations.

Important Days in May 2023: Many important and notable days are observed in the month of May. These events are celebrated worldwide. It consists of many such events that are observed to raise awareness about disease or issues nationally and internationally. Let us check all the important events that are listed in the table.

List of Important Days in May 2023

Dates Events
May 1



  • May Day, Maharashtra Day
  • Constitution Day (Argentina)
  •  Armed Forces Day (Mauritania)
  •  Lei Day (United States)
  •  Beltane (Ireland, Neopaganism)
May 2



  • Flag Day (Poland)
  • Birth Anniversary of Third Druk Gyalpo (Bhutan)
  • Anniversary of the Dos de Mayo Uprising (Community of Madrid, Spain) Indonesia National Education Day
May 3


  • Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)
  •  Sun Day
  •  Roodmas
  •  Constitution Day (Poland)
  •  Eid-ul-Fitr
May 4


  • Death of Milan Rastislav Stefanik Day (Slovakia)
  •  Anti-Bullying Day (United Nations) Cassinga Day (Namibia)
  •  Greenery Day (Japan)
  •  Bird Day (United States)
  • Remembrance of the Dead (Netherlands)
  •  Youth Day (China, Fiji)
  •  Remembrance Day for Martyrs and Disabled (Afghanistan)
  •  Literary Day (Taiwan)
  •  Restoration of Independence day (Latvia)
  •  World Give Day
  •  Star Wars Day
  •  Coal Miners Day
May 5


  •   Patriots’ Victory Day (Ethiopia)
  •   Lusophone Culture Day (Portuguese
  •   Language Countries)
  •   Children’s Day (Japan, Korea)
  •   Cinco de Mayo (US)
  •   Martyrs’ Day (Albania)
  •   Constitution Day (Kyrgyzstan)
  •   Midwives’ Day
  •   Indian Arrival Day (Guyana)
  •   Coronation Day (Thailand)
  •   Tango no sekku (Japan), Liberation Day
  •   (Denmark)
  •   Europe Day
  •   Senior Citizens Day (Palau)
  •   Feast of al-Khadr or Saint George
  •  (Palestinian people)
  •   Liberation Day (Netherlands)
May 6




  • No-Diet Day, Martyrs’ Day (Gabon
  •  Lebanon, Syria)
  •  Police Day (Georgia)
  •  Yuri’s Day (Russian Orthodox Church) Teachers’ Day (Jamaica)
  •  Durdevdan (Gorani, Roma)
  •  Day of Bravery (Bulgaria)
May 7


  • Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
  •  Dien Bien Phu Victory Day (Vietnam) Radio Day (Russia, Bulgaria)
  •  Defender of the Fatherland Day (Kazakhstan)
May 8


  • World Laughter Day (First Sunday of May)
  •  World Red Cross Day
  •  Red Crescent Day
  •  Remembrance and Reconciliation of
  •  Lives Lost during the Second World War
  •  VE Day (Western Europe)
  •  Miguel Hidalgo’s birthday (Mexico)
  •  Veterans Day (Norway)
  •  Parents’ Day (South Korea)
  •  White Lotus Day (Theosophy)
  •  Truman Day (United States)
May 9


  • Liberation Day (Guernsey, Jersey) Anniversary of Dianetics (Church of Scientology)
  •  Victory Day over Nazism in World War II (Ukraine)
  •  Europe Day (European Union)
  •  Victory and Peace Day (Armenia)
  •  Victory Day (Soviet Union, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Serbia, Russia, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Israel, Georgia, Herzegovina, Bosnia, Belarus and  Azerbaijan)
May 10


  • Liberation Day (Sark)
  • Children’s Day (Maldives)
  •  Golden Spike Day
  •  Confederate Memorial Day (North Carolina and South Carolina) Independence Day (Romania) Constitution Day (Federated States of Micronesia)
May 11


  • Vietnam Human Rights Day
  •  Statehood Day (Minnesota)
May 12


  • International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day
  •  Saint Andrea the First Day (Georgia) Day of the Finnish Identity (Finland)
May 13



  • Rotuma Day (Fiji)
  •  Heroes’ Day (Romania)
  •  Abbotsbury Garland Day (England)
May 14


  • Hastings Banda’s Birthday (Malawi) National Unification Day (Liberia)
  •  First day of Izumo-Taisha Shrine Grand Festival (Japan)
May 15


  • Teachers’ Day (Colombia, Mexico, South Korea)
  •  Beginning of Tourette Syndrome awareness month
  •  Republic Day (Lithuania)
  •  Army Day (Slovenia)
  •  Nakba Day (Palestinian communities), Saint Ubaldo Day
  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania) Independence Day (Paraguay)
  •  Peace Officers Memorial Day (United States)
  •  Mother’s Day (Second Sunday of May)
May 16


  • Teachers’ Day (Malaysia)
  •  Martyrs of Sudan (US)
  •  Mass Graves Day (Iraq)
  •  St Brendan Birthday & Feast Day National Day (South Sudan)
May 17


  •  World Telecommunication Day
  •  Galician Literature Day (Spain)
  •  National Day Against Homophobia (Canada)
  •  Norwegian Constitution Day
  •  Constitution Day (Nauru)
  •  International Day Against Homophobia
  •  Transphobia and Biphobia
  •  World Information Society Day
  •  Birthday of the Raja (Perlis)
  •  Navy Day (Argentina)
  • Children’s Day (Norway)
  •  Liberation Day (the Democratic Republic of the Congo)


May 18


  • International Museum Day
  •  Teacher’s Day (Syria)
  •  Flag & Universities Day (Haiti)
  •  Baltic Fleet Day (Russia)
  •  Revival, Unity, and Poetry of Magtymguly Day (Turkmenistan)
  •  Battle of Las Piedras Day (Uruguay)
  •  Victory Day (Sri Lanka)
  •  Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Sri Lankan Tamils)
  • Day of Remembrance of Crimean Tatar genocide (Ukraine)
  •  Independence Day (Somaliland)
May 19


  • Hepatitis Testing Day (United States)
  •  Malcolm X Day (United States of America)
  •  Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey, Northern Cyprus)
  •  Ho Chi Minh’s Birthday (Vietnam)
  •  Greek Genocide Remembrance Day (Greece)
  •  National Asian & Pacific Islander
  •  HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
May 20


  • Josephine Baker Day (NAACP)
  •  Emancipation Day (Florida)
  •  Day of Remembrance (Cambodia)
  •  National Day (Cameroon)
  •  European Maritime Day (European Council)
  •  National Awakening Day (Indonesia)
  •  Independence Day (Cuba, East Timor)
  •  National Endangered Species Day (India) (3rd  Friday in May)
May 21


  • Armed Forces Day (US) (3rd  Saturday of May)
  •  Saint Helena Day
  •  Afro-Colombian Day (Colombia)
  •  Navy Day (Chile)
  •  Circassian Day of Mourning (Circassians)
  •  World Day for Cultural Diversity for
  •  Dialogue and Development
  •  Day of Patriots and Military (Hungary)
May 22


  • National Sovereignty Day (Haiti) National Maritime Day (United States) Abolition Day (Martinique)
  • Harvey Milk Day (California)
  •  Unity Day (Yemen)
  •  Translation of the Relics of Saint
  •  Nicholas from Myra to Bari (Ukraine)
  •  Republic Day (Sri Lanka)
  •  World Goth Day
May 23


  •  Students’ Day (Mexico)
  •  World Turtle Day
  •  Constitution Day (Germany)
  •  Labour Day (Jamaica)
May 24


  • Saints Cyril and Methodius Day (Eastern Orthodox Church)
  •  Independence Day (Eritrea)
  •  Feast of Mary Help of Christians (Roman Catholicism)
  •  Lubiri Memorial Day (Buganda)
  •  Aldersgate Day/ Wesley Day (Methodism)
  •  Commonwealth Day (Belize)
  • Battle of Pichincha Day (Ecuador)
May 25


  • Day of Youth
  •  May Revolution (Argentina)
  •  Africa Day
  •  African Liberation Day
  •  Geek Pride Day
  •  Towel Day
  •  Liberation Day (Lebanon)
  •  Liberation Day (Lebanon)
  •  Independence Day (Jordan)
  •  National Day (Argentina)
  •  International Missing Children’s Day
  •  National Tap Dance Day (United States)
  •  Last bell (Russia, post-Soviet countries)
  •  National Missing Children’s Day (United States)
May 26


  • National Paper Airplane Day (United States)
  • Mother’s Day (Poland)
  • Crown Prince’s Birthday (Denmark) Independence Day (Guyana, Georgia)
  • National Day of Healing (Australia)
May 27


  • Start of National Reconciliation Week (Australia)
  • Navy Day (Japan)
  • Armed Forces Day (Nicaragua)
  • Slavery Abolition Day (Guadeloupe, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin), Children’s Day (Nigeria)
  •  World MS Day
  •  Mother’s Day (Bolivia)
May 28


  • Youm-e-Takbir (Pakistan)
  •  Armed Forces Day (Croatia)
  •  Independence Day (Armenia)
  •  Flag Day (Philippines)
  •  The downfall of the Derg Day (Ethiopia)
  •  TDFR Republic Day
  •  Republic Day (Nepal)
May 29


  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
  •  Oak Apple Day (England)
  •  Army Day (Argentina)
  •  Castleton Garland Day (Castleton)
  •  Veterans Day (Sweden)
  •  World Digestive Health Day
  •  Statehood Day (Rhode Island and Wisconsin)
May 30


  • Indian Arrival Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
  •  Parliament Day (Croatia)
  •  Anguilla Day (Anguilla)
  •  Lod Massacre Remembrance Day (Puerto Rico)
  •  Canary Islands Day (Spain)
  •  Mother’s Day (Nicaragua)
  •  National Memorial Day (US) (Last Monday of May)
May 31


  • Castile–La Mancha Day (Castile-La Mancha)
  •  Anniversary of Royal Brunei Malay Regiment (Brunei)
  •  Visitation of Mary (Western Christianity)

Important Days in May 2023 FAQs

Question: Why is word laughter day is celebrated?

Ans. It is celebrated to raise awareness about laughter and its healing benefits.

Question: Why is mother’s day celebrated?

Ans. It is celebrated to thank the existence of every mother in our lives. This day celebrates the bond of a mother and their child. It is observed on the second Sunday of May every year.

Question: When does Nepal celebrate Republic day?

Ans. On May 28, Iran celebrates Army day every year.

Important Days in May

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