Holidays Calendar for May 9, 2016

Victory Day

On May 9, some former Soviet Republics and some other countries celebrate Victory Day. It is a public holiday that commemorates the capitulation of Nazi Germany to the USSR in World War II.

Liberation Day in Jersey

Liberation Day is a public holiday in Jersey that commemorates the end of the island’s occupation by Nazi Germany during the Second World War. It is celebrated on May 9 as the national day of Jersey.

Royal Ploughing Ceremony in Thailand

The Royal Ploughing Ceremony is an ancient fertility rite annually held in many Asian countries, including Thailand. The ceremony officially marks the beginning of the rice growing season.

In Samoa and Tokelau, Mother’s Dayis an official public holiday. It is celebrated on the second Sunday in May with the following Monday taken as a non-working public holiday.

Gospel Day in Tuvalu

Gospel Day is a public holiday in Tuvalu celebrated on the Monday after the second Sunday in May. It commemorates the arrival of Christianity on the archipelago in the 19th century.

Europe Day in the European Union

May 9 is Europe Day in the countries of European Union. This day is also known as Schuman Day and it commemorates the creation of the EU’s forerunner.

National Moscato Day

May 9 is National Moscato Day. You must know this wine, as far as it is the third the most popular white wine consumed within the United States.

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

In November 2004, May 8– 9 were declared as a time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War.


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