Holidays Calendar for May 15, 2016


Independence Day in Paraguay

The independence of Paraguay from Spain was declared on May 14 and 15, 1811 after a bloodless revolution led by José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia. Paraguay Independence Day is a public holiday celebrated for two days.

King Norodom Shiamoni's Birthday in Cambodia

The King’s birthday is one of the national holidays in Cambodia. The reigning King of Cambodia Norodom Shiamoni was born on May 14, 1953. The festivities last for three days, from May 13 to May 15.

Pentecost in Western Christianity and Armenia

Pentecost is one of the major religious holidays in Western Christianity. It always falls on the 50th day after Easter, commemorating the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles.

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International AIDS Candlelight Memorial

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is an annual campaign held on the third Sunday in May. It is coordinated by GNP+ – Global Network of People Living with HIV.

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Teachers' Day in Colombia

In Colombia, Teachers’ Daycelebration is annually held on May 15. This is one of the most popular professional holidays in Colombia, that’s why the teachers eagerly wait for this day.

Teachers' Day in South Korea

The teachers of South Korea annually observe Teachers’ Day, their professional holiday, on May 15. This holiday has a long history, that saw date changes and even cancellation.

Teachers' Day in Mexico

Teachers’ Day exists in many countries, but it’s celebrated on different dates. Teachers of Mexico observe their professional holiday annually on May 15.

Armed Forces Day in Slovenia

Armed Forces Day is annually observed in Slovenia on May 15. This is a professional holiday of people serving in the armed forces.

Konstantineoba

Konstantineoba is a traditional public festival in Georgia, that annually takes place on May 15. The festival is dedicated to the great classic Georgian writer Konstantine Gamsakhurdia.

Constituent Assembly Day in Lithuania

Lithuania annually observesConstituent Assembly Day on May 15. This day commemorates the first meeting of the Assembly in 1920.

Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repressions in Ukraine

The Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Political Repressions in Ukraine is observed on the third Sunday in May every year. It was officially established in 2007 by President Viktor Yuschenko.

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Peace Officers Memorial Day in the USA

Peace Officers Memorial Day is observed annually on May 15. This holiday is a part of Police Week.

International Day of Conscientious Objector

Each year International Day of Conscientious Objector is marked around the world on May 15. This observance raises awareness of people, who refuse to participate in armed conflicts.

Nakba Day in the State of Palestine

The State of Palestine and all Palestinian people living in other countries annually observe Nakba Day on May 15. This is an annual commemoration day of the displacement of the Palestinians.

Memorial Day for the War Dead in Finland

Memorial Day for the War Dead is a remembrance day and an official flag day in Finland. It is held on the third Sunday in May each year.

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National Chocolate Chip Day

Chocolate chips are an essential ingredient in many recipes. Cookies, muffins, pancakes, brownies and even more require chocolate chips. And today, on May 15, we celebrate National Chocolate Chip Day.

International Day of Families

International Day of Families is annually observed on May 15. This holiday was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993. The first observation took place on May 15, 1994.

Mother's Day in Paraguay

Mother’s Day in Paraguay is celebrated on May 15, coinciding with Paraguayan Independence Day (Dia de la Patria). This date was chosen to honor the contribution of Juana María de Lara to the proclamation of Paraguay’s independence.

Mother's Day in Kyrgyzstan

While the United States and many other countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, in Kyrgyzstan this holiday falls on the third Sunday in May. It was officially established in 2012.

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Father's Day in Tonga

Citizens of the Kingdom of Tonga celebrate Father’s Day on the third Sunday in May each year. It comes a week after Mother’s Day.

 

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