List of Important Days in May Month 2022

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : May 31, 2022, 14:00

There are a number of important days in May 2022 that you should be aware of. Many cultural events are scheduled for May 2022. So, here is a comprehensive list of key national and international days and festivals that will help you plan this month better.

List of Important Days in May Month

The following list provides vital information on the Important days of May 2022 are


May 2022 Important Days

1st May

International Labour Day or May Day

Maharashtra Day

Gujarat Day

2nd May

World Laughter Day

World Tuna Day

3rd May

Press Freedom Day

4th May

Coal Miners Day

World Asthma Day

7th May

World Athletics Day

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

8th May

World Red Cross Day

World Thalassaemia Day

9th May

Mother's Day

11th May

National Technology Day

12th May

International Nurses Day

15th May

International Day of Families

Armed Forces Day

17th May

World Telecommunication Day

World Hypertension Day

18th May

World AIDS Vaccine Day

International Museum Day

21st May

National Anti-Terrorism Day

National Endangered Species Day

22nd May

International Day for Biological Diversity

26th May

Buddha Purnima

31st May

National Memorial Day

31st May

World No-Tobacco Day

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Important Days in May 2022 - Complete Details

  • 1st May 2022:

Labour Day or May Day are other names for International Labour Day. One of the most important days in May, it is celebrated across the world. Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din is the name given to Labour Day in India.

Maharashtra Diwas is the Marathi name for Maharashtra Day. On 1st May 1960, the state of Maharashtra was founded by the split of the Bombay State.

Gujarat Day is a public holiday in the state of Gujarat. Gujarat became a separate state on 1st May 1960.

  • 2nd May 2022:

The United Nations founded World Tuna Day on 2nd May to increase awareness about the value of tuna fish.

  • 3rd May 2022:

Every year on the first Sunday in May, World Laughter Day is observed.

On 3rd May 2022, Press Freedom Day, or Globe Press Freedom Day, is commemorated to review press freedom across the world and to pay honour to journalists who have died in the line of duty.

  • 4th May 2022:

Coal Workers Day is celebrated every year on 4th May to honour coal miners.

One of the most important days in May, World Asthma Day, is celebrated to raise awareness and care for asthma throughout the world.

  • 7th May 2022:

World Athletics Day is celebrated on 7th May to develop sports awareness among the young in schools and institutions and promote athletics as a fundamental sport.

According to the Gregorian calendar, Rabindranath Tagore's birthday is celebrated on 7th May. He was born in Kolkata on May 7, 1861. He was a well-known Indian artist and writer, among other things. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913.

  • 8th May 2022:

One of the most important days in May, World Red Cross Day, is commemorated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the Red Cross's founder.

On 8th May, World Thalassaemia Day or International Thalassaemia Day is commemorated in honour of all Thalassaemia sufferers.

  • 9th May 2022:

Mother's Day is held across the world every year on the second Sunday in May to honour motherhood. Anna Jarvis originated the concept of commemorating mothers and motherhood in 1907.

  • 11th May 2022:

One of the most special and important days in May, National Technology Day, is commemorated to emphasise the importance of science in our daily lives and to encourage kids to pursue science as a career choice.

  • 12th May 2022:

Every year on 12th May, International Nurses Day is observed to honour the contributions of nurses to societies all across the world.

  • 15th May 2022:

Every year on 15th May, the International Day of Families is commemorated to raise awareness about issues affecting families and to get a better understanding of the social and economic factors that influence them.

Every third Saturday in May, Armed Forces Day is commemorated to honour those who have served in the United States Armed Forces.

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FAQs on Important Days in May

What are the Important Days in May 2022?

The Important Days in May 2022 are Maharashtra Day (May 1), Press Freedom Day (May 3), International Firefighters Day (May 4), and World Laughter Day (May 5).

When is International Nurses Day Celebrated in May?

International Nurses Day is celebrated on 12th May.

Which is one of the Most Important Days in May 2022?

Maharashtra Day is one of the Most Important Days in May 2022.

When is World Athletics Day Celebrated in May?

Every year World Athletics Day is celebrated on 7th May.