Holidays Calendar for May 16, 2016

SPLA Day is a public holiday in South Sudan celebrated annually on May 16. It commemorates the formation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

The third Monday in May is Discovery Day in the Cayman Islands. This holiday celebrates the discovery of the Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Christopher Columbus in 1503.


Biographer’s Day is an informal celebration that honors authors who write accounts of other people’s lives. It is observed on May 16. But why was this date set aside for celebration?

Teachers’ Day in Malaysia is held annually on May 16. Although it is not an official school holiday, celebrations are typically held in schools throughout the country. If May 16 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, it is observed on the preceding Friday.

Mass Graves Day is an annual remembrance day in Iraq held on May 16. It commemorates the victims of Saddam Hussein’s regime.

May 16 is National Coquilles St. Jacques Day. If you adore French cuisine and want to make something delicious, begin with scallops.


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