Sat1

Labour Day

Also known as International Worker’s Day, it falls on 1st May in all Europe and Asia, as well as South America, Africa and half of APAC. It is often a public holiday marked with parades, sports events, outdoor festivities, and concerts.

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Sun2

Orthodox Easter

In Orthodox Christianity Easter is celebrated by the Julian calendar, thus it comes later than in the Catholic countries. On this day, all-night services—vigils—are held in churches throughout Eastern Europe from Greece to Russia.

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Mon3

Constitution Day in Poland

Poland’s national holiday marks the day when the Constitution of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth was signed. It became the first written constitution on the continent and forged a major political force for the next centuries.

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Wed5

Cinco de Mayo

May 5th marks the day when poorly equipped, outnumbered Mexican squad overcame French soldiers of Napoleon III in a battle of Puebla. It became a symbolic and inspiring national holiday to celebrate Mexican resistance over foreign rule.

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Sat8

Remembrance for Those Who Lost Their Lives in WW2

In early May, the world unites in remembrance of all soldiers and nurses, men, women, and children who fell in World War 2. Estimated 75 million people perished over six years, including twice as many civilians as military personnel.

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Sun9

Mother’s Day

This global holiday celebrates mothers, motherhood, and the mothers’ influence in societies. Families get together to celebrate the mother’s love, spare their beloved mums the household hardships, and dinner out.

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Sun9

Europe Day

On this day in 1950, the Schuman declaration has put the first initiative for the forming of Europe, making this day the birthday of the European Union.
Wed12

Ramadan Feast

The Ramadan feast day in Turkey puts a cap on the one-month Ramadan lent period. The families would commonly put on their best clothes on this day and indulge for hours at the breakfast and lunch tables, savoring sweets and delights.

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Thu13

Ascension Day

This religious holiday is observed in some Christian countries on the 40th day after Easter to commemorate the ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven.
Sat15

International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is celebrated by the UN to raise the awareness of the families, their needs and roles throughout the global societies.
Sun16

Shavuot

Shavuot is the second of the three biggest Jewish observances. It is a public holiday in Israel, with all schools and businesses closed and most work forbidden.
Wed19

Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day

This official holiday in Turkey brings to life major public celebrations. During the pre-holiday week, young athletes carry a flag along Atatürk’s route from the shore of the Black Sea to Istanbul to be accepted by the Turkish president.

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Sun23

Orthodox Pentecost

The Pentecost Sunday ends of the 92-day cycle of Easter. On this day the Holy Spirit descended to the Apostles, thus completing the Holy Trinity.
Mon24

Whit Monday

Whit Monday is a religious holiday following the Pentecost, or Whitsunday when the Holy Spirit descended to Christ’s followers in the form of a dove.
Sat29

Lag B’Omer

Celebrated by Jewish people in England, Lag B’Omer commemorates the Jewish scholar who miraculously stopped the plague that swept thousands in the 2nd century.
Mon31

Memorial Day

It is a federal, non-festive holiday in the USA. The Memorial Day definition speaks for itself: this day is aimed at remembering and honoring those who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

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Thu13

Father’s Day

Father’s Day in Germany is a funnier cousin of the US version. First, it’s a day off work so that fathers can spend time with families. Second, they don’t! German men use this day to lay off the responsibilities and drink lots of beer.

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The upcoming holidays

There are so many important holidays in May that it’s better to start planning your marketing campaigns in March! Labor Day, Cinco de Mayo, Victory Day, Europe Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day (in Germany), and Ramadan are just a handful. But, don’t get too crazy and scared. With Crello, you can easily create designs for social media posts, stories, ads, and covers in minutes!

Lily of the valley is one of the major symbols of May. This flower mostly grows in Europe and Asia but you can make designs with it wherever you are! Choose from thousands of flowery templates in the Crello media library to make sunny, inspiring, and unique designs for your target audience. A higher engagement rate and loyalty guaranteed!