May 2024 Calendar: National & International Important Days | Events List

Discover the significant national and international events lined up for May 2024 with our comprehensive list of Important Days. From global observances to local celebrations, explore the diverse array of festivals, commemorations, and milestones happening this May. Stay informed and mark your calendar for these noteworthy dates

 1 May:

  • International Labour Day (May Day): A global celebration of laborers and the working class. In India, it's known as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas or Kamgar Din.
  • Maharashtra Day: Commemorating the formation of the state of Maharashtra on 1 May 1960.
  • Gujarat Day: Celebrating the creation of the state of Gujarat on 1 May 1960.

2 May:

  • World Tuna Day: Recognizing the significance of tuna fish and raising awareness about its conservation.

3 May:

  • Press Freedom Day: Reflecting on the state of press freedom worldwide and honoring journalists who have sacrificed their lives for the profession.

4 May:

  • Coal Miners Day: Paying tribute to coal miners and acknowledging the dangers of their profession.
  • International Firefighter’s Day: Recognizing the bravery and sacrifices of firefighters who ensure community safety.

5 May:

  • World Laughter Day: Promoting laughter as a tool for well-being and originated from the Laughter Yoga movement.

6 May:

  • International No Diet Day: Advocating for body acceptance and diversity.

7 May:

  • World Athletics Day: Encouraging youth participation in sports, particularly in athletics.
  • World Asthma Day: Spreading awareness about asthma and its management.

8 May:

  • World Red Cross Day: Commemorating the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross and recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
  • World Thalassaemia Day: Recognizing and supporting those affected by thalassaemia.

9 May:

  • Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti: Celebrating the birth anniversary of the renowned Indian artist, poet, and Nobel laureate.
  • Maharana Pratap Jayanti: Honoring the legacy of the valiant ruler Maharana Pratap.

10 May:

  • World Lupus Day: Raising awareness about lupus, an autoimmune disease.

11 May:

  • National Technology Day: Highlighting the role of science and technology in society, commemorating India's Pokhran nuclear tests.

12 May:

  • International Nurses Day: Recognizing the contributions of nurses worldwide, on Florence Nightingale's birthday.
  • Mother's Day: Celebrating motherhood and maternal bonds.

15 May:

  • International Day of Families: Raising awareness about family issues and dynamics.

16 May:

  • National Dengue Day: Creating awareness about dengue prevention.
  • International Day of Light: Celebrating achievements in light science and its applications.

17 May:

  • World Telecommunication Day: Marking the founding of ITU and promoting global communication.
  • World Hypertension Day: Raising awareness about hypertension and its prevention.

18 May:

  • World AIDS Vaccine Day: Acknowledging efforts in AIDS vaccine research.
  • International Museum Day: Promoting awareness of museums' roles in society.
  • Armed Forces Day: Honoring military personnel.

21 May:

  • National Anti-Terrorism Day: Raising awareness about terrorism and commemorating former Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi.

22 May:

  • International Day for Biological Diversity: Highlighting the importance of biodiversity conservation.

23 May:

  • Buddha Jayanti or Buddha Purnima: Commemorating the birth anniversary of Gautama Buddha.
  • World Turtle Day: Advocating for turtle conservation.

24 May:

  • National Brother's Day: Celebrating the bond between siblings.

25 May:

  • Africa Day: Celebrating African independence and unity.

27 May:

  • National Memorial Day: Honoring fallen American military personnel.

30 May:

  • Goa Statehood Day: Celebrating Goa's attainment of statehood in 1987.
  • Hindi Journalism Day: Recognizing the contribution of Hindi journalism, commemorating the publication of the first Hindi newspaper.

31 May:

  • Anti-Tobacco Day: Spreading awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use.


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