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May National Holidays

Labor Day/International Workers Day/May Day – Sunday, May 1

A holiday commemorating the achievements of the labor movement.

Festival of Breaking the Fast (Eid al-Fitr) – Sunday, May 1 – May 2

A religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Buddha’s birthday – Sunday, May 8

This holiday is celebrated in East and South Asia to commemorate the birth of the founder of Buddhism.

Victory Day – Monday, May 9

A public holiday in parts of Europe and Central Asia that celebrates the day of victory over fascism.

Feast of the Ascension of Jesus Christ – Thursday, May 26

Ascension Day is the 40th day of Easter. It is a Christian holiday that commemorates Jesus Christ’s ascension into heaven.