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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns and anything else that is happening in the UK and internationally in May 2018.
1st May 2018
May Day is an ancient spring festival, traditionally celebrated with maypole dancing.
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4th May 2018
May The Fourth Be With You!
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5th May 2018
Celebration of Mexican culture to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla. It has now become a more general celebration of Mexican culture.
7th May 2018
A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.
8th May 2018
A day to to honor and appreciate teachers and recognize their lasting contributions to education and society and the lives of their students.
9th May 2018
Strap on your helmets, raise your kickstands, and join the thousands of students, families, community partners, and elected officials all around the country who will be participating in this year's Bike to School Day.
12th May to 19th May 2018
Fundraising event in aid of The Children's Trust organised by the baking industry.
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12th May 2018
A worldwide festival of events celebrating Fair Trade's contribution to sustainable development, and the economic empowerment of small producers, gender equality and responsible production.
13th May 2018
Let your Mom know how much you love her on her special day
13th May 2018
National Children's Day UK is all about the importance of a healthy childhood and protecting the rights and freedoms of children so that they can grow into happy, healthy adults.
14th May to 20th May 2018
Raising awareness of the dangers of excessive sun exposure and how to avoid sunburn and skin cancers.
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16th May 2018
An annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and will bring together individuals, employers, educators and influencers to improve numeracy.
19th May 2018
The wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which will take place in Windsor, England
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21st May to 25th May 2018
Annual event to encourage children and their parents to walk to school, organised by Living Streets.
23rd May 2018
World Turtle Day's aim is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.
25th May 2018
In memory of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams.
26th May 2018
A celebration of reading, of elephants and of accepting yourself and others, just like Elmer the Patchwork Elephant, star of the Elmer books by David McKee.
28th May to 1st Jun 2018
Check with your school for individual date variations.
29th May 2018
Also known as Restoration Day, it is a traditional English celebration of the restoration of the monachy in 1660, following the death of Oliver Cromwell.
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