Celebrations and Events in May 2020

Celebrations and Events in May 2020

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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 2020.


May Day

1st May 2020

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

Related: May Day Printables


Star Wars Day

4th May 2020

May The Fourth Be With You!

Related: Star Wars Day Colouring Pictures


National Sun Awareness Week

4th May to 10th May 2020

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


Screen-Free Week

4th May to 10th May 2020

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.

Event Website


Cinco De Mayo

5th May 2020

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


National Bike to School Day

6th May 2020

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


May Day Bank Holiday

8th May 2020

A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland. In 2020 this has been moved to a Friday to celebrate VE Day



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National Doughnut Week

9th May to 16th May 2020

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

Event Website


World Fair Trade Day

9th May 2020

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)

10th May 2020

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

More about Mother's Day (US)


National Numeracy Day

13th May 2020

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


National Children's Day UK

17th May 2020

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


World Bee Day

20th May 2020

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 2020

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


Elmer Day

23rd May 2020

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


Towel Day

25th May 2020

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

Event Website


May Half Term

25th May to 29th May 2020

Check with your school for individual date variations.

More about May Half Term


Spring Bank Holiday Monday

25th May 2020

A Bank Holiday in the UK and Ireland.


Oakapple Day

29th May 2020

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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