Celebrations and Events in May 2019

Celebrations and Events in May 2019

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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 2019.

May Day

1st May 2019

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

Related: May Day Printables

Star Wars Day

4th May 2019

May The Fourth Be With You!

Related: Star Wars Day Colouring Pictures

Cinco De Mayo

5th May 2019

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

May Day Bank Holiday Monday

6th May 2019

A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.

National Bike to School Day

9th May 2019

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.

Event Website

World Fair Trade Day

11th May 2019

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

Mother's Day (US)

12th May 2019

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

More about Mother's Day (US)

National Doughnut Week

13th May to 20th May 2019

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

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National Sun Awareness Week

13th May to 19th May 2019

Raising awareness of the dangers of excessive sun exposure and how to avoid sunburn and skin cancers.

More about National Sun Awareness Week

Related: Children's Sun Protection Clothing

National Children's Day UK

14th May 2019

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.

Event Website

National Numeracy Day

15th May 2019

An annual celebration of the importance of numbers in everyday life and will bring together individuals, employers, educators and influencers to improve numeracy.

Event Website

Walk To School Week

20th May to 24th May 2019

Annual event to encourage children and their parents to walk to school, organised by Living Streets.

More about Walk To School Week

World Bee Day

20th May 2019

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

World Turtle Day

23rd May 2019

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.

Event Website

Towel Day

25th May 2019

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

Event Website

Elmer Day

25th May 2019

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.

More about Elmer Day

May Half Term

27th May to 31st May 2019

Check with your school for individual date variations.

More about May Half Term

Spring Bank Holiday Monday

27th May 2019

A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.

Oakapple Day

29th May 2019

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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