Holidays Calendar for May 20, 2016

National Day in Cameroon

The Republic of Cameroon celebrates its National Day on May 20. It commemorates the creation of a unitary state in 1972.

Independence Restoration Day in East Timor

Public holidays in East Timor can be divided into two groups: religious holidays associated with Christianity or Islam and holidays that commemorate important events in the country’s liberation struggle. Independence Restoration Day celebrated on May 20 belongs to the latter group.

World Metrology Day

World Metrology Day is an annual global observance that commemorates the signing of the Metre Convention on May 20, 1875. The Convention was crucial for the development and implementation of the metric system.

Day of Bank Employees in Ukraine

Day of Bank Employees (Bank Employee Day) is a Ukrainian professional holiday celebrated on May 20 each year. It was established in 2004 in order to highlight the important role of the banking system in the development of the country’s economy and maintenance of financial stability.

National Defense Transportation Day in the USA

Every third Friday of May is National Defense Transportation Day in the USA. This observance recognizes the contribution of men and women to the nation’s well-being and defense.

Sign Language Interpreter Day in Ukraine

Sign Language Interpreter Day is an annual professional holiday in Ukraine celebrated on May 20. It was established in 2009 by the Ukrainian Society of the Deaf (USD) and has been observed annually ever since.

European Maritime Day

European Maritime Day (EMD) is an annual observance held on May 20. It focuses on raising awareness of the seas of Europe and their importance.

Volga Day in Russia

The Volga Day is an ecological observance celebrated in Russia each year. The main events are held in the cities of the Volga basin, such as Nizhny Novgorod, Astrakhan, Volgograd, Kazan, Saratov and Yaroslavl.

Day of Remembrance in Cambodia

May 20 is Day of Remembrance in Cambodia. It commemorates the victims of the Khmer Rouge regime that ruled the country from 1975 to 1979. The commemoration was originally called the National Day of Hatred.

National Awakening Day in Indonesia

National Awakening Day is an Indonesian observance annually held on May 20. It commemorates the creation of the first Indonesian nationalist group, Budi Utomo, in 1908. It is not observed as a public holiday.

National Quiche Lorraine Day

May 20 is National Quiche Lorraine Day. This great dish is considered as French speciality, but it has got German origin.

Josephine Baker Day in the USA

May 20 is Josephine Baker Day. This observance was instituted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1951 to honor Josephine Baker, American-French dancer, singer, actress, and civil rights activist.


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