National Holidays in May 2022


Multinational – Labor Day
International Labor Day, also known as May 1 International Labor Day, Labor Day, and International Day of Demonstrations, is a celebration promoted by the international labor movement and celebrated by laborers and working classes around the world on May 1 (May 1) every year. A holiday to commemorate the Haymarket incident where Chicago workers were suppressed by armed police for their fight for the eight-hour day.
Poland – National Day
Poland’s National Day is May 3, originally July 22. On April 5, 1991, the Polish Parliament passed a bill to change the National Day of the Republic of Poland to May 3.



Japan – Children’s Day

Japanese Children’s Day is a Japanese holiday and national holiday celebrated on May 5th of the Western calendar (Gregorian calendar) every year, which is also the last day of the Golden Week. The festival was promulgated and implemented with the Law on National Celebration Days on July 20, 1948.
Activities: On the eve or on the day of the festival, households with children will raise carp banners in the courtyard or balcony, and use cypress cakes and rice dumplings as festive food
Korea – Children’s Day
Children’s Day in South Korea began in 1923 and evolved from “Boys Day”. This is also a public holiday in South Korea, which falls on May 5 every year.
Activities: Parents usually take their children to parks, zoos or other amusement facilities on this day to keep their children happy during the holiday.


Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day originated in the United States. The initiator of this festival was Philadelphian Anna Jarvis. On May 9, 1906, Anna Jarvis’s mother died tragically. The following year, she organized activities to remember her mother and encouraged Others have similarly expressed their gratitude to their respective mothers.
Activity: Mothers usually receive gifts on this day. Carnations are regarded as flowers dedicated to their mothers, and the mother flower in China is Hemerocallis, also known as Wangyoucao.



Russia – Victory Day in the Great Patriotic War

On June 24, 1945, the Soviet Union held its first military parade on Red Square to commemorate the victory of the Great Patriotic War. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Russia has held the Victory Day military parade on May 9 every year since 1995.


Vesak Day (the Buddha’s Birthday, also known as the Bathing Buddha Day) is the day when the Buddha was born, attained enlightenment, and died.
The date of Vesak Day is determined according to the calendar every year and falls on the full moon day in May. Countries that list this day (or days) as a public holiday include Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, etc. Since Vesak Day has been recognized by the United Nations, the official international name is “United Nations Day of Vesak”.


Cameroon – National Day

In 1960, the French Mandate of Cameroon became independent in accordance with United Nations resolutions and established the Republic of Cameroon. On May 20, 1972, the referendum passed a new constitution, abolished the federal system, and established the centralized United Republic of Cameroon. In January 1984, the country was renamed the Republic of Cameroon. May 20th is Cameroon’s National Day.

Activities: At that time, the capital city of Yaounde will hold military parades and parades, and the president and government officials will attend the celebrations.


Argentina – May Revolution Remembrance Day

The anniversary of the Argentine Revolution in May is May 25, 1810, when the Council of State was established in Buenos Aires to overthrow the Governor of La Plata, a Spanish colony in South America. Therefore, May 25 is designated as Argentina’s Revolutionary Day and a national holiday in Argentina.

Activities: A military parade ceremony was held, and the current president delivered a speech; people banged on pots and pans to celebrate; flags and slogans were waved; some women dressed in traditional costumes passed through the crowd to deliver bananas with blue ribbons; etc.


Jordan – Independence Day

Jordanian Independence Day comes after the Second World War, when the struggle of the people of Transjordan against the British mandate developed rapidly. On March 22, 1946, Transjordan signed the London Treaty with the United Kingdom, abolishing the British mandate, and the United Kingdom recognized the independence of Transjordan. On May 25 of the same year, Abdullah became king (reigned from 1946 to 1951). The country was renamed the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan.

Activities: The National Independence Day is celebrated by holding military vehicle parades, fireworks displays and other activities.

Germany – Father’s Day

German Father’s Day is said in German: Vatertag Father’s Day, in eastern Germany there is also “Männertag Men’s Day” or “Mr. Herrentag’s Day”. Counting from Easter, the 40th day after the holiday is Father’s Day in Germany.

Activities: German traditional Father’s Day activities are dominated by men hiking or biking together; most Germans celebrate Father’s Day at home, or with a short outing, outdoor barbecue and the like.

Edited by Shijiazhuang Wangjie

Post time: May-06-2022
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