Celebrations Events & Special Days in May 2022

Celebrations Events & Special Days in May 2022

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Events, celebrations, awareness events, saint's days, annual campaigns - UK and global festivities happening in Britain and around the world in May 2022.

May Day

1st May 2022

May Day is an ancient spring festival, traditionally celebrated with maypole dancing.

Related: May Day Printables

May Day Bank Holiday

2nd May 2022

A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.

Screen-Free Week

2nd May to 8th May 2022

Annual event to encourage us to unplug from digital entertainment and spend all that free time playing, reading, daydreaming, creating, exploring, and connecting with family and friends.

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International Gilbert & Sullivan Day

3rd May 2022

Celebrating the comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, on the birthday of the man who brought them together, Richard D'Oyly Carte.

More about International Gilbert & Sullivan Day

World Laughter Day

3rd May 2022

The celebration of World Laughter Day is a positive manifestation for World Peace and it builds up a global consciousness of brotherhood and friendship through laughter.

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Star Wars Day

4th May 2022

May The Fourth Be With You!

Related: Star Wars Day Colouring Pictures

Cinco De Mayo

5th May 2022

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.

More about Cinco De Mayo

Europe Day

5th May 2022

A day celebrating peace and unity in Europe. It is celebrated celebrated by displaying the Flag of Europe and commemorates the founding of the Council of Europe.

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National Doughnut Week

7th May to 15th May 2022

Fundraising event in aid of The Children's Trust organised by the baking industry.

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World Fair Trade Day

7th May 2022

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.

Event Website

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Mother's Day (US)

8th May 2022

Let your Mom know how much you love her on her special day

More about Mother's Day (US)

International Nurses Day

12th May 2022

Held on the birthday of Florence Nightingale to mark the contributions that nurses make to society.

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World Bee Day

20th May 2022

The purpose of World Bee Day is to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development.

Event Website

International Day for Biological Diversity

22nd May 2022

United Nations sponsored international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues.

Event Website

World Turtle Day

23rd May 2022

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.

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Towel Day

25th May 2022

In memory of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy author Douglas Adams.

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Africa Day

25th May 2022

The annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity on 25 May 1963.

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Oakapple Day

29th May 2022

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.

National Biscuit Day

29th May 2022

A celebration if this tasty treat, whether you regard it as a sweet snack to go with a cup of tea, or a savory addition to a meal.

Related: Free Printable Biscuit Wordsearch

May Half Term

30th May to 3rd Jun 2022

Check with your school for individual date variations.

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