This Month’s Global Holidays

This Month's World Holidays

This Month's Global and National Public Holidays
Embrace the diverse tapestry of cultures and traditions from around the world with our curated list of global holidays for this month. Whether they are age-old traditions, national observances, or spirited celebrations, discover the myriad of events that communities globally are gearing up for. As the month unfolds, join in the festivities or simply appreciate the rich mosaic of global celebrations taking place.

Victoria Day in Canada

Victoria Day is a federal holiday in Canada, celebrated annually on the last Monday before 25th of May. This holiday originated as a tribute to Queen Victoria's birthday and has been celebrated for many years. As an occasion of great national importance, it marks the official start of summer and is typically celebrated by Canadian citizens by enjoying picnics and barbecues or simply taking a stroll.

Discovery Day in Yukon in Canada

Discovery Day celebrates the date of the Yukon's 1898 gold rush and the discovery of Klondike Gold. It is an annual public holiday in the Yukon celebrating the mining heritage of the region.

Whit Monday in Solomon Islands

"Experience the vibrant celebration of Whit Monday in the Solomon Islands, a national holiday filled with colorful processions, traditional dances, and feasts. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of this Pacific nation as you witness the joyous observance of this important Christian holiday."

Restoration of Independence Day in East Timor

Restoration of Independence Day is a public holiday in Timor-Leste

Eid-al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday celebrated to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting and spiritual reflection. It is an occasion of joy for Muslims around the world. It is celebrated by the exchange of gifts, feasting on traditional dishes, and attending prayer services. Muslims often dress in their finest clothing and share special visits with family and friends. Eid al-Fitr marks a time of celebration, joy, and thanksgiving for Muslims who have spent the month of Ramadan fasting and praying.

Asahna Bucha Day

Asahna Bucha Day is a Buddhist holiday celebrated in Thailand. The day marks the day of enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama, who would later become the Buddha. To commemorate the day, people gather in temples to hear sermons, chant passages from the scripture, and meditate. Additionally, Buddhists practice the ‘Threefold Reflection’ and make merit by donating food and drink to monks. Celebrations also include releasing of birds and animals in captivity.

The Martyrdom of Imam Reza

The Martyrdom of Imam Reza is a national holiday in Iran held annually to commemorate the martyrdom of the eighth Imam of Twelver Shi'a Islam, Imam Reza. It is observed by Shi'a Muslims as a day of mourning and worship. The holiday includes gatherings at mosques and homes for prayer recitations, fiery sermons, and a eulogy of Imam Reza, followed by emotional mourning rituals.

Saints Cyril and Methodius’ Day in North Macedonia

"Experience the vibrant celebration of Saints Cyril and Methodius' Day in North Macedonia, a national holiday honoring the country's patron saints and the creators of the Cyrillic alphabet. Immerse yourself in traditional music, food, and customs while paying tribute to the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful Balkan nation."

Spring Bank in UK

Spring Bank is a UK holiday which celebrates the traditional start of the Summer season in the country. Celebrations typically include parades with bright decorations and festive music. All kinds of fun activities are also part of it, like street carnivals, firework displays, treasure hunts and pub concerts. This four-day holiday is a highly anticipated time of the year for locals looking for an opportunity to get out, relax and join in the celebrations.

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is an American holiday on the last Monday of May. Traditionally, the day is to remember and honor those who have died in military service. Commemorative ceremonies such as parades, speeches, and the decorating of graves with flags take place throughout the country. This is a special time for all those who have lost loved ones, friends, and family due to service in the armed forces.

Whit Monday

Whit Monday is a public holiday in several countries, including Germany and Austria. It marks the end of Pentecost and is celebrated with church attendance and other festivities.

Pentecost

Pentecost is a Christian holiday commemorating when the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles, as told in the New Testament book of Acts. It is celebrated 50 days after Easter and symbolizes the Church's beginning.

Republic Day in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan celebrates its Republic Day on May 28th every year to commemorate the adoption of its first constitution and the proclamation of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic in 1918. This holiday honors the nation's independence and features military parades, fireworks, street performances, and other cultural events held throughout the capital city of Baku. A military parade that honors the country's heroes of war takes place in Azadliq Square.

Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day) in Nepal

Ganatantra Diwas (Republic Day) in Nepal is one of the most important holidays in the country and marks the day when the country declared itself a republic in 2008. The day is celebrated annually on the 29th of May, and is a huge cause for national pride.

Day of the Canary Islands

The Day of the Canary Islands is a public holiday celebrated on May 30th each year across the seven islands of the Canary Archipelago. It marks the creation of a new autonomous community by the Spanish Parliament in 1982. On this day, locals take part in cultural events such as concerts, sports activities, processions, and carnivals. Even though it is a public holiday, particular attention is given to education and the environment. People make efforts to raise environmental awareness and remember the importance of preserving the ecological balance of the islands.

Day of Castile-La Mancha in Spain

The Day of Castile-La Mancha is a public holiday in the autonomous community of Castile-La Mancha, Spain, celebrated annually on May 31st. This holiday marks the autonomy of the region and its culture is celebrated throughout Castile-La Mancha.

Corpus Christi

The Corpus Christi holiday is a Christian liturgical feast celebrated in some Latin American countries to honor the Eucharist, or Body of Christ.