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WeekdayDateHoliday nameCountries where this is observed (might not be complete)
ThursdayMay 5Ascension DayAndorra, Austria, Australia, Aruba, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Benin, Botswana, Canada, Central African Republic, Congo, Switzerland, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, Greenland, Indonesia, Iceland, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lesotho, Luxembourg, Monaco, Madagascar, Martinique, Namibia, Netherlands, Norway, Reunion, Sweden, Senegal, Swaziland, United Kingdom, United States, Venezuela, Mayotte
ThursdayMay 5Leilat al-Meiraj (The Prophet's Ascension)United Arab Emirates, Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Comoros, Kuwait, Malaysia, Oman, Philippines, Pakistan, Somalia, United Kingdom, United States, Mayotte
ThursdayMay 5Freedom DayEthiopia
ThursdayMay 5Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Memorial DayIsrael
ThursdayMay 5Prophet's AscensionIran
ThursdayMay 5Children's DayJapan
ThursdayMay 5Constitution Day of the Kyrgyz RepublicKyrgyzstan
ThursdayMay 5Children's DaySouth Korea
ThursdayMay 5Battle of PueblaMexico
ThursdayMay 5Liberation DayNetherlands
ThursdayMay 5Coronation DayThailand
FridayMay 6St. George's DayBulgaria
FridayMay 6Ascension of the Prophet MuhammadIndonesia
FridayMay 6Constitution Day (extra holiday)Kyrgyzstan
FridayMay 6Martyr's DayLebanon
FridayMay 6Martyrs' DaySyria
FridayMay 6Coronation DayThailand
FridayMay 6Day of GoransKosovo
SaturdayMay 7Extra Working DayKyrgyzstan
SaturdayMay 7Defender of the Fatherland DayKazakhstan
SaturdayMay 7Union Parishad pollsPakistan
SaturdayMay 7Soldiers' DayEl Salvador
SundayMay 8CongressArmenia
SundayMay 8Mothers' DayBarbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Colombia, Curaçao, Germany, Finland, Ghana, Honduras, Iceland, Jamaica, Cayman Islands, Sri Lanka, Latvia, New Zealand, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, United States, South Africa
SundayMay 8Mother's DayBenin
SundayMay 8Mother's DayBrazil
SundayMay 8Mother's DayBotswana
SundayMay 8Day of the National Emblem and Flag of BelarusBelarus
SundayMay 8Mother's DayCongo
SundayMay 8Mother´s DayCuba
SundayMay 8Mother's DayCabo Verde
SundayMay 8Victory in Europe DayCzech Republic
SundayMay 8WWII Victory DayFrance
SundayMay 8Mother's DayGabon
SundayMay 8Mother's DayGrenada
SundayMay 8Birthday of RavindranathIndia
SundayMay 8Mother's DayCambodia
SundayMay 8Parents' DaySouth Korea
SundayMay 8Victory DayMartinique
SundayMay 8Mother's DayMauritius
SundayMay 8Day of liberationNorway
SundayMay 8WWII Victory DayReunion
SundayMay 8Father's DayRomania
SundayMay 8End of World War IISlovakia
SundayMay 8Mother's DaySenegal
SundayMay 8Mother's DaySouth Sudan
SundayMay 8Mother's DayChad
SundayMay 8End of the Second World WarChad
SundayMay 8Mothers' DayTanzania
SundayMay 8Mother's DayUkraine
SundayMay 8Mother's DayUganda
SundayMay 8Truman DayUnited States
SundayMay 8Friday HolidayVenezuela
SundayMay 8Mother's DayUS Virgin Islands
SundayMay 8End of the Second World WarMayotte
SundayMay 8Mother's DayZambia
SundayMay 8Mother's DayZimbabwe
MondayMay 9Victory and Peace DayArmenia
MondayMay 9Victory Day over FascismAzerbaijan
MondayMay 9Victory DayBosnia and Herzegovina
MondayMay 9Victory DayBelarus
MondayMay 9Ascension DayColombia
MondayMay 9Victory DayGeorgia
MondayMay 9Victory DayKyrgyzstan
MondayMay 9Defender of the Fatherland Day observedKazakhstan
MondayMay 9Victory DayKazakhstan
MondayMay 9Victory DayMoldova
MondayMay 9Memorial Day/Parents' DayMoldova
MondayMay 9National ElectionsPhilippines
MondayMay 9Victory DaySerbia
MondayMay 9Victory DayRussia
MondayMay 9Royal Ploughing Ceremony DayThailand
MondayMay 9Victory Day / Memorial DayUkraine
MondayMay 9Liberation DayUnited Kingdom
MondayMay 9Truman Day observedUnited States
MondayMay 9Remembrance DayUzbekistan
MondayMay 9Europe DayKosovo
TuesdayMay 10RadonitsaBelarus
TuesdayMay 10Mothers' DayEl Salvador
TuesdayMay 10State HolidayUnited States
TuesdayMay 10Primary Election Day West VirginiaUnited States
WednesdayMay 11Yom HaZikaron (Memorial Day)Israel
ThursdayMay 12Yom HaAtzmautAustralia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
ThursdayMay 12St Andrew's DayGeorgia
ThursdayMay 12Yom HaAtzmaut (Independence Day)Israel
FridayMay 13King's Birthday (Day 1)Cambodia
SaturdayMay 14Buddha's BirthdayHong Kong
SaturdayMay 14King's Birthday (Day 2)Cambodia
SaturdayMay 14Buddha's BirthdaySouth Korea
SaturdayMay 14National Unification DayLiberia
SaturdayMay 14Buddha's BirthdayMacau
SaturdayMay 14Kamuzu DayMalawi
SaturdayMay 14National HolidayParaguay
SundayMay 15Whit SundayAndorra, Austria, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, The Bahamas, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, Finland, Faroe Islands, France, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Latvia, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, United Kingdom, United States
SundayMay 15Teacher´s DayColombia
SundayMay 15Feast Day of St IsidoreSpain
SundayMay 15King's Birthday (Day 3)Cambodia
SundayMay 15Europe DayMoldova
SundayMay 15Family DayMoldova
SundayMay 15Family DayMongolia
SundayMay 15Independence DayParaguay
SundayMay 15Friday HolidayVenezuela
MondayMay 16Whit MondayAndorra, Austria, Australia, Barbados, Belgium, Benin, The Bahamas, Canada, Congo, Switzerland, Cote d'Ivoire, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Faroe Islands, France, Gabon, Grenada, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Madagascar, Mali, Martinique, Netherlands, Norway, Reunion, Saint Helena, Senegal, Togo, United Kingdom, United States, Mayotte
MondayMay 16General Prayer DayGreenland
MondayMay 16Discovery DayCayman Islands
MondayMay 16Shab e-BaratPakistan
MondayMay 16SPLA DaySouth Sudan
TuesdayMay 17Liberation DayCongo Democratic Republic
TuesdayMay 17Galicia Literature DaySpain
TuesdayMay 1717 May Constitution Day (1814)Norway
WednesdayMay 18Flag Day/University DayHaiti
WednesdayMay 18Battle of Las PiedrasUruguay
ThursdayMay 19Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports DayTurkey
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