Important Days and Dates in May 2020: List of All Important National and International Days

Important days of both National and International are provided below. Students who are preparing for various exams such as SSC, Bank, PO, PSC. Various events such as events, festivals, important occasions in May 2020 are provided below.

Updated: May 04, 2020 12:05 IST

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List of important National and International Days: May 2020

 

                      May 2020: List of Important Days

Date

Name of Important Days

1 May

International Labour Day or May Day

1 May

Maharashtra Day

3 May

Press Freedom Day

4 May

Coal Miners Day

4 May

International Firefighter’s Day

3 May

World Laughter Day (first Sunday of May)

5 May

World Asthma Day (First Tuesday of May)

7 May

World Athletics Day

7 May

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

8 May

World Red Cross Day

8 May

World Thalassaemia Day

11 May

National Technology Day

10 May

Mother's Day (Second Sunday of May)

12 May

International Nurses Day

15 May

International Day of Families

17 May

World Telecommunication Day

17 May

World Hypertension Day

15 May

National Endangered Species Day (Third Friday in May)

18 May

World AIDS Vaccine Day

18 May

International Museum Day

16 May

Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)

21 May

National Anti-Terrorism Day

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

25 May

National Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

31 May

Anti-Tobacco Day

 

1 May: International Labour Day, Gujarat Day
 It is a state holiday in Gujarat. The state of Gujarat was formed on 1 May, 1960. and International Labours Day was founded on 1st May every year.

2 May- World Tuna Day
The day is established by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about the importance of tuna fish.

3 May - Press Freedom Day,  World Laughter Day
World Press Freedom Day observed on 3rd May to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. World Laughter Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year. The first celebration took place in Mumbai, India.

4 May – Coal Miners Day,  International Firefighter’s Day
Every year on 4 May, Coal Miners Day is observed to honour the coal miners. Coal Miners are the men who know that they may not return home back after the work when the day is over. International Firefighter’s Day observed every year on 4 May. The day observed to recognise and honour the sacrifices that firefighters to ensure that their communities and environment.

5 May - World Asthma Day 
World Asthma Day is observed every year on the first Tuesday of May to spread awareness and care about asthma in the world. 

6 May - World Athletics Day
World Athletics Day is observed on 7 May to raise awareness about sports among youth, in schools and institutions to promote athletics as the primary sport. 

7 May – Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
Rabindranath Tagore is observed on 7 May according to Gregorian Calendar. He was honoured with Nobel Prize in Literature.

8 May - World Red Cross Day
World Red Cross Day is observed every year on 8 May to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of the Red Cross. 

10 May - Mother's Day 
Mother's Day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May to honour motherhood and is observed in different forms throughout the world. It is founded by the Anna Jarvis.

11 May - National Technology Day
National Technology Day observed on 11 May on this day Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test was held on 11 May 1998.

12 May - International Nurses Day
Every year International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12 May to commemorate the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birthday. 

15 May – International Day of Families
International Day of Families is observed every year on 15 May.

16 May – Armed Forces Day (Third Saturday of the May)
Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of every May. 

17 May – World Telecommunication Day
World Telecommunication Day is observed every year on 17 May. 

17 May - World Hypertension Day
This day is celebrated by World Hypertension League (WHL) on 17 May annually. 

18 May – World AIDS Vaccine Day
Worlds AIDS Vaccine Day or HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is observed every year on 18 May.

18 May - International Museum Day
International Museum Day is observed on 18 May every year to raise awareness about the museum and their role in society. International Council of Museums (ICOM) created International Museum Day in 1977. 

21 May – National Anti-Terrorism Day
National Anti-Terrorism Day is observed every year on 21 May to spread awareness about the violence caused by the terrorists.

22 May - International Day for Biological Diversity
International Day for Biological Diversity is observed on 22 May to increase awareness and understanding of the issues of biodiversity. 

25 May - National Memorial Day (last Monday of May)

National Memorial Day is observed on last Monday of May. This year it will be observed on 25 May 2020.

31 May - Anti-Tobacco Day

Anti-Tobacco Day or World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 May every year across the globe to make people aware and educate them about the harmful effects of tobacco.