Public Holidays: May 2008

Day Date Country Holiday
Thu 1st Various Various Ascension Day
Thu 1st Ireland Ireland May Bank Holiday
Thu 1st Various Various May Day
Fri 2nd Various Various Ascension Day
Fri 2nd Spain Spain Madrid
Fri 2nd Russia Russia May Day
Sat 3rd Japan Japan Constitution Memorial Day
Sun 4th Japan Japan Greenery Day
Mon 5th Japan Japan Childrens Day
Mon 5th Mexico Mexico Cinco de Mayo
Mon 5th United Kingdom United Kingdom Early May Bank Holiday
Thu 8th Israel Israel Independence Day
Thu 8th France France V-E Day
Fri 9th Russia Russia Victory Day
Mon 12th South Korea South Korea Buddhas Birthday
Mon 12th Various Various Whitmonday
Sat 17th Norway Norway Constitution Day
Mon 19th Various Various The Buddhas Birthday
Mon 19th Canada Canada Victoria Day
Tue 20th India India Buddha Purnima
Thu 22nd Various Various Corpus Christi
Sun 25th Argentina Argentina May Day Revolution
Mon 26th United Kingdom United Kingdom May Bank Holiday
Mon 26th USA USA Memorial Day
Fri 30th Spain Spain Canary Islands
Sat 31st Spain Spain Castilla-La Mancha


Public Holiday
Regional Holiday
Diversity Month


May was named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility