Important Days in May 2023

Important Days in May 2023: In May, certain important dates mark events of significance. These events may be related to a particular country or might be observed internationally. Various festivals, birth anniversaries, and events of national and international importance are across the world. Every year, lakhs of candidates begin their preparation for many competitive examinations for various departments like Railways, Bank, Defence, Teaching, and many more. Besides the syllabus, current affairs, the important days and dates hold equal importance and every candidate preparing for the upcoming exam must be aware of the Special Days celebrated at the National & International level for the General Knowledge section. In this article, we have provided the complete list of special days and dates in May 2023.  

List of Important Days & Dates in May 2023

Below is the list of days and events that will be occurring in May 2023. This complete list of Special Days & Dates in May Month will be of great help for the students who are preparing for their competitive or government exams. Many cultural events are scheduled for May 2023. So, here is a comprehensive list of keys –

DATE Important Days in May 2023
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 Thalassemia 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
22nd May International Day for Biological  Diversity 
26th May Buddha Purnima 
31st May National Memorial Day 

Important Days & Dates in May 2023

International Labour Days (1 May)

Labour Day is set to celebrate the hard work and achievement of the labour group. Many countries celebrate this day on a different days. This is one day that is entirely devoted to the labour class. Labour day has its origin in the labour union movement. 

World Laughter Day  (2 May)

It is celebrated on the first Sunday of May every year to spread happiness in the whole world. Laughter can change the world in a peaceful and positive way. Laughter cannot heal or solve anything, but it can help to heal and dissolve everything.

Press Freedom Day (3 May)

Celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluates press freedom around the world, defends the media from attacks in their independence and pays tribute to journalists. 

World Asthma Day (4 May)

It is organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma, (GINA) a World Health Organization collaborative organization founded in 1993. WAD is held each May to raise awareness of asthma worldwide. 

World Athletics Day (7 May)

On this Day, the international association of Athletics Federation(IAAF), formerly the International  Amateur Athletic Federation, was created as a social responsibility project called Athletics for a Better World. 

World Red Cross Day (8 May)

It has been selected as the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day in honour of Henry Dunant as it is his birth anniversary. It is celebrated the principles, history, Values and impact of the International  Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. 

Mother’s Day (8 May)

Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the mother of the family or individual, as well as motherhood. Every year, Mother's Day is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of May and in the year 2023, Mother's Day is celebrated on 08th May 2023. The modern holiday was first celebrated in 1907. 

National Technology Day (11 May)  

It is celebrated to commemorate the achievements of scientists, researchers, engineers and all others involves in the field of science and technology. It’s a day to remind Indians about the technological advancements made by the country. 

International Nurse Day (12 May)

International nurse day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingales' birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses Day. 

Armed Forces Day (15 May)

It is a day dedicated to paying tribute to men and women who currently serve in the United States armed forces. The first Armed Forces Day was celebrated by parades, open houses, receptions and air shows. 

World AIDS Vaccine Day (18 May)

It is also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day and is observed annually on May 18. HIV vaccine advocates mark the day by promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV  infection and AIDS. 

International Day for Biological Diversity (22 May)

The International Day for Biological Diversity is celebrated each year on May 22. It aims to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. 

National Memorial Day (31 May)

It is celebrated to remember the sacrifice of soldiers who died while serving in the United States  Armed Forces. From 1868 to 1970, Memorial Day was observed on May 30, however, since 1970, the last Monday of May is known as the Memorial Day in the United States.

Important Days of May 2023: FAQs

Ans. Mother's Day is celebrated on 2nd Sunday of May month.

Ans. National Technology Day is celebrated on 11th May.

Ans. HIV Vaccine Awareness Day is celebrated on 18th May.

Important Links