Important National/International Days and Dates in May 2022

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

There are several important topics that are asked in the Government exams and Important Days and Dates is one of them. In this article, we are going to provide you with all the Important Days and Dates of May 2022. We have already provided you with the last 4 months’ Important Days and Dates of 2022 you can refer them for better preparation of many Government Exams like SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, SSC GD, RRB NTPC, RRB Group D etc.

We celebrate these days to mark some important events that took place and raise concern against social issues like poverty, diseases, etc. Other than this some days are celebrated to create awareness among the people. These days and events are important for those who are preparing for competitive exams like SSC and Bank. May is the fifth month in the Gregorian calendar. This month addresses some major issues like World Asthma Day, National Anti-Terrorism Day, etc.

Important Days in May 2022

The table given below shows important Dates and Days of May 2022 with their relevance and why it is observed.




1st May

International Labor Day

It is observed to honour the working class in many countries. A public holiday is observed on this day in many places.

3rd May

Press Freedom Day

On this day UNESCO brings all the press freedom organizations together and makes press freedom worldwide. Since then this day is observed as Press Freedom Day.

3rd May

World Asthma Day

This day is observed to raise awareness about Asthma among the people. It is observed on the first Tuesday of May.

Also, check:

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4th May

Coal Miners Day

This day is celebrated to show appreciation to the coal miners and honour their accomplishments.

4th May

International Firefighter’s Day

This day was first observed to commemorate the five firefighters who died Australian Bushfire in 1998.

7th May

World Athletics Day

This day was first observed in 1996 by IAAF(International Amateur Athletic Federation) with the theme” Athletic for Better World”.

7th May

Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti

Rabindranath Tagore was born on 7th May 1861 and every year on this day is celebrated at Tagore Jayanti.

8th May

World Red Cross Day

This is the annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross Movement. This day is the birth anniversary of Jen-Henry Dunant. He was the founder of ICRC(International Committee of the Red Cross) and also the first recipient of the Noble Peace Prize.

11th May

National Technology Day

This day is observed since 1999 to commemorate the Pokhran Nuclear Test of 1998 led by late President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

12th May

International Nurses Day

This day is celebrated to honour the work and sacrifice of Nurses all over the world since 1965.

15th  May

International Day of Families

This day is observed to promote awareness about the issues of families.

17th May

World Telecommunication Day

On 17th May 1965 ITU was founded. To mark the foundation of ITU, 17th May is observed as World Telecommunication Day.

18th May

World AIDS Vaccine Day

This day is observed to show appreciation to those who dedicated their lives to finding the vaccine for HIV infection and AIDS.

20th May

National Endangered Species Day

This day is observed on the third Friday of May every year. It is observed to raise awareness about the endangered species in the world.

Also, check:

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21st May

National Anti-Terrorism Day

It is observed to provide awareness about Terrorism and Violence.

21st May

Armed Force Day

It is observed every third Saturday of May to pay tribute to our Armed Forces.

22nd May

International Day of Biological Diversities

It is observed to concentrate the focus on the issues occurring through Biological Diversities.

31st May

Anti-Tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day is observed to make people aware of the health problems that arise from Tobacco.

 Hope this was useful, Stay tuned for more updates!

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