Day Guide for Monday May 16th 2022 What are the holidays on May 16th 2022?

This is our day guide for Monday May 16th 2022 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?


Holidays on May 16th 2022

International: Visakha Bucha Day

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

International: Waisak Day

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

Cayman Islands: Discovery Day

Commemorates the discovery of the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Christopher Columbus in 1503

Regional

India (regional): Sikkim State Day

The Northeast Indian state of Sikkim joined the Indian union on May 16th 1975

Malawi: Kamuzu Day

The official birthday of Malawi's first president, the late Hastings Kamuzu Banda is observed on May 14th or the following Monday

South Sudan: SPLA Day

Commemorates the foundation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army on May 16th 1983.

Regional

Spain (regional): Feast of St. Isidro (in lieu)

San Isidro is the patron saint of the peasants and labourers and is also the patron saint of Madrid

United Arab Emirates: Public Holiday

Work has been suspended for three days following the death of President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Public sector only

Uruguay: Battle of Las Piedras

The Battle of Las Piedras was fought on May 18th 1811 as part of the Uruguayan struggle for independence

Observances on May 16th 2022

United Nations: Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

United Nations: International Day of Living Together in Peace

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Living Together in Peace

USA: National Biographer’s Day

I saw a guy on a bench reading my biography... story of my life.

USA: National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

USA: National Love a Tree Day

This is a day to go hug a tree, though if there a thunderstorm overhead, we recommend social distancing from the tree.

USA: National Piercing Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Piercing Day

USA: National Sea Monkey Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sea Monkey Day

United Kingdom: National Smile Month

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile.

USA: National Mimosa Day

While a mimosa is a favorite drink during summer brunches, this classic drink deserves a day of its own.

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General Information for May 16th 2022
There are 9 public holidays today.
Day 136 of 2022
229 days left in 2022
Week 20 of the year
On this Day in History
1953 - The actor Pierce Brosnan is born.
1948 - Judy Finnegan, one half of husband-and-wife television team Richard and Judy is born.
1929 - The first ever Academy Awards are held. The winners already know who they are.
1920 - Joan of Arc is canonised by Pope Benedict XV.