Important Days in May 2024

Important Days and Dates in May 2024: The list of important days is updated based on current events and festivals held in India and around the world. Candidates can utilize the list of important days in 2024 in English for crucial days to start preparing.

May is the fifth month of the year. Read the entire post to know about all the important days coming in May dates and their importance. Many days of national and international importance are celebrated/observed in May. Below is a list of these important events that fall in May with a little idea about each one. Check them one by one.

Important Days in May 2024: National and International Special Days List

In May, some important dates indicate events of importance. These events may be country-specific or internationally observable. It has been noted that many of these events raise awareness about issues or diseases in the world that need global attention.

DateSpecial Day
1st MayLabor Day
2nd MayWorld Tuna Day
3rd May(i) Press Freedom Day(ii) World Asthma Day
4th MayCoal Miners day
7 MayBRO 64th Raising Day 2024
7 MayWorld Athletics Day 2024
8 MayWorld Red Cross Day 2024
8 MayWorld Thalassemia Day 2024
10 MayWorld Lupus Day 2024
10 MayInternational Day of Argania 2024
11 MayNational Technology Day 2024
12 MayInternational Day of Plant Health
12 MayInternational Nurses Day 2024
13 MayWorld Migratory Bird Day 2024
15 MayInternational Day of Families 2024
16 MayInternational Day of Living Together in Peace 2024
16 MayInternational Day of Light 2024
16 MayNational Dengue Day 2024
16 MaySikkim’s statehood day
17 MayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD)
17 MayWorld Hypertension Day 2024
18 MayInternational Museum Day 2024
18 MayWorld AIDS Vaccine Day Or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day 2024
19 MayNational Endangered Species Day 2024
20 MayWorld Bee Day 2024
20 MayWorld Metrology Day 2024
21 MayInternational Tea Day 2024
21 MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2024
21 MayNational Anti-Terrorism Day 2024
22 MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity 2024
23 MayInternational Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2024
23 MayWorld Turtle Day 2024
24 MayIndian Commonwealth Day 2024
25 MayWorld Thyroid Awareness Day 2024
25 MayInternational Missing Children’s Day 2024
28 MayWorld Menstrual Hygiene Day 2024
28 MayInternational Day of Action for Women’s Health 2024
28 MayWorld Hunger Day 2024
29 MayInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers 2024
29 MayWorld Digestive Health Day 2024
29 MayInternational Everest Day 2024
30 MayHindi Journalism Day 2024
30 MayGoa Statehood Day 2024
31 MayWorld Vape Day / World No Tobacco Day
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Full List of Important Days & Dates in May 2024

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The days and dates mentioned above are not all of them, other than them there are several important days in the month. Learn a list of other important days and dates to observe in May of 2024.

1 May

May Day, Maharashtra Day, Constitution Day (Argentina), Armed Forces Day (Mauritania), World Laughter Day, Lei Day (United States), Beltane (Ireland, Neopaganism), Law Day (USA)

2 May

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

3 May

Sun Day, Roodmas, Constitution Day (Poland), Eid-ul-Fitr, National Paranormal Day (USA), Constitution Memorial Day (Japan)

4 May

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), Death of Milan Rastislav Stefanik Day (Slovakia), World Give Day, Star Wars Day, Coal Miners Day

5 May

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

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6 May

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

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7 May

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

8 May

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

9 May

Victory Day over Nazism in World War II (Ukraine), Europe Day (European Union), Victory and Peace Day (Armenia), Victory Day (Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, Liberation Day (Guernsey, Jersey), Anniversary of Dianetics (Church of Scientology)

10 May

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

11 May

Vietnam Human Rights Day, Statehood Day (Minnesota)

12 May

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

13 May

Heroes’ Day (Romania), Abbotsbury Garland Day (England), Rotuma Day (Fiji)

14 May –

National Unification Day (Liberia), First day of Izumo-Taisha Shrine Grand Festival (Japan), Mother’s Day (the Second Sunday of May), Hastings Banda’s Birthday (Malawi)

15 May –

The Beginning of Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, Republic Day (Lithuania), Army Day (Slovenia), Peace Officers Memorial Day (United States), International Day of Families, Nakba Day (Palestinian communities), Saint Ubaldo Day, Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania), Teachers’ Day (Colombia, Mexico, South Korea), Independence Day (Paraguay)

16 May –

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International Day of Living Together in Peace celebration, Teachers’ Day (Malaysia), Martyrs of Sudan (US), Mass Graves Day (Iraq), International Day of Light, St Brendan Birthday & Feast Day, National Day (South Sudan)

17 May –

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

18 May –

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), International Museum Day, Victory Day (Sri Lanka), Mullivaikkal Remembrance Day (Sri Lankan Tamils), Independence Day (Somaliland), Day of Remembrance of Crimean Tatar genocide (Ukraine)

19 May –

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

20 May –

Josephine Baker Day (NAACP), Emancipation Day (Florida), Day of Remembrance (Cambodia), National Day (Cameroon), European Maritime Day (European Council), National Armed Force Day (USA), National Endangered Species Day (India) (Third Friday in May), World Bee Day, National Awakening Day (Indonesia), Independence Day (Cuba, East Timor)

21 May –

International Tea Day, Saint Helena Day, Afro-Colombian Day (Colombia), Navy Day (Chile), Circassian Day of Mourning (Circassians), World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Armed Forces Day (US) (Third Saturday of May), Day of Patriots and Military (Hungary),

22 May –

National Maritime Day (United States), Abolition Day (Martinique), World Goth Day, Maharana Pratap Jayanti, Harvey Milk Day (California), Unity Day (Yemen), National Sovereignty Day (Haiti), International day for biological diversity, Translation of the Relics of Saint Nicholas from Myra to Bari (Ukraine), Republic Day (Sri Lanka)

23 May –

World Turtle Day, Constitution Day (Germany), Students’ Day (Mexico), Labour Day (Jamaica)

24 May –

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

25 May –

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

26 May –

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

27 May –

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

28 May –

Armed Forces Day (Croatia), Swatantrya Veer Gaurav Din, Independence Day (Armenia), Flag Day (Philippines), Youm-e-Takbir (Pakistan), Downfall of the Derg Day (Ethiopia), TDFR Republic Day, Republic Day (Nepal)

29 May –

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

30 May –

Parliament Day (Croatia), Mother’s Day (Nicaragua), Anguilla Day (Anguilla), Lod Massacre Remembrance Day (Puerto Rico), Canary Islands Day (Spain), Indian Arrival Day (Trinidad and Tobago)

31 May –

Anniversary of Royal Brunei Malay Regiment (Brunei), Visitation of Mary (Western Christianity), Castile–La Mancha Day (Castile-La Mancha), World No Tobacco Day

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