Public Holidays: May 2011

Day Date Country Holiday
Sun 1st Various Various Labour Day
Sun 1st Various Various May Day
Sun 1st Lithuania Lithuania Mother's Day
Sun 1st Estonia Estonia Spring Day
Sun 1st Thailand Thailand Substitution day holiday for Labour Day
Mon 2nd United Kingdom United Kingdom Early May Bank Holiday
Mon 2nd Australia Australia Labour Day
Mon 2nd Hong Kong Hong Kong Labour Day (in lieu)
Mon 2nd Ireland Ireland May Bank Holiday
Tue 3rd Japan Japan Constitution Memorial Day
Tue 3rd Spain Spain Madrid
Wed 4th Latvia Latvia Declaration of Independence Day
Wed 4th Japan Japan Greenery Day
Wed 4th Netherlands Netherlands National Remembrance Day
Thu 5th Japan Japan Childrens Day
Thu 5th Mexico Mexico Cinco de Mayo
Thu 5th Thailand Thailand Coronation Day
Sun 8th Slovakia Slovakia Day of victory over fascism
Sun 8th Czech Republic Czech Republic Liberation Day Czech Republic
Sun 8th Australia Australia Mother's Day
Sun 8th France France V-E Day
Mon 9th Russia Russia Victory Day
Tue 10th South Korea South Korea Buddhas Birthday
Tue 10th Israel Israel Independence Day
Tue 10th Various Various The Buddhas Birthday
Tue 17th India India Buddha Purnima
Tue 17th Norway Norway Constitution Day
Tue 17th Various Various The Buddhas Birthday
Wed 18th South Africa South Africa Local government elections
Thu 19th Turkey Turkey Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day
Fri 20th Denmark Denmark General Prayer Day
Mon 23rd Canada Canada Victoria Day
Wed 25th Argentina Argentina May Day Revolution
Sun 29th France France Mother's Day
Mon 30th United Kingdom United Kingdom May Bank Holiday
Mon 30th USA USA Memorial Day
Tue 31st Spain Spain Canary Islands
Tue 31st Spain Spain Castilla-La Mancha


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