This is a calendar of events and festivals for the month of May.
Events in May
What is going on in:
- EAT! Vancouver The Everything Food + Cooking Festival: 1-3 May 2015 . Vancouver Convention Centre (date needs updating)
- Cheung Chau Bun Festival: 25 May 2015 Hong Kong. 8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May (date needs updating)
- Cantine Aperte: 31 May 2015 . Last Sunday of May Free wine tasting in wineries throughout the country. (date needs updating)
- Swartkops Museum Airshow: 10-12 May 2014 Pretoria. at Air Force Base Swartkops (date needs updating)
- Comrades Marathon: 31 May 2015 Durban. Durban to Pietermaritzburg (or downhill the other way round on odd numbered years) (date needs updating)
- Chelsea RHS Flower Show: 19-23 May 2015 London/South Kensington-Chelsea. (date needs updating)
- The great Escape: 14-16 May 2015 Brighton (England). New Music festival (date needs updating)
- ImagineRIT Creativity and Innovation Festival: 2 May 2015 Rochester (New York). First Saturday in May (date needs updating)
- Ninth Avenue International Food Festival: 16-17 May 2015 New York City. First weekend after Mothers Day each year (date needs updating)
- Lilac Festival: 8-17 May 2015 Rochester (New York). (date needs updating)
National public holidays and religious dates in May
Date to be aware of when travelling.
- May Day (Labor Day): 1 May annually .
- Visakah Puja (Buddha Purnima day): 4 May 2015 India. First full moon in May (date needs updating)
- Greenery Day: 4 May annually Japan. (みどりの日 Midori no hi'
- Children's Day (子供の日 Kodomo no hi): 5 May 2015 Japan. Boys' Day 端午の節句 Tango no Sekku (date needs updating)
- Golden Week: -5 May Japan. Until May 5 an extremely popular time to travel; great for flowers and gardens but transport and accommodations are often booked solid.
- Polish Constitution Day: 3 May 2015 Poland. The most important holiday in Poland, and on the weekend following the holiday, there are colorful parades in cities with large populations of people of Polish ancestry (such as Chicago). (date needs updating)
- National Labour Day: 1 May 2015 Thailand. (date needs updating)
- Coronation Day: 5 May 2015 Thailand. (date needs updating)
- Wan Wisakha Bucha (Vesak Day): 4 May 2015 Sri Lanka. First full moon of the 6th lunar month. Also in Singapore and Thailand (date needs updating)
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