Calendar Holidays 2023
May is one such month when we don’t have a lot of holidays, which is sad. It’s that time of the month when the heat level is at its peak, and you don’t want to leave your air conditioner and go anywhere. If you get holidays in May to visit any hill station, don’t you take the chance.
Of course, you will. We have a list of Holidays in May 2023 to help you escape the summers and enjoy some time in hilly, cold regions of the world. You can also take a trip to beaches at exotic locations. You can’t miss the holidays you have waited for so long.
In May, children have summer vacations, and you can align your holidays in May with theirs and plan something special in the summer. It would help if you took advantage of this rare opportunity to take full advantage of your holidays.
Check below to update yourself with the Holidays in May 2023 lined up and plan accordingly.
Detailed Description of Holidays
|Date and Day||Occasion||Regions Where Celebrated|
|1 May, Monday||Labour’s Day||All India|
|5 May, Friday||Buddha Purnima||All India|
|9 May, Tuesday||Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore||West Bengal|
|16 May, Tuesday||Sikkim State Day||Sikkim|
|22 May, Monday||Maharana Pratap Jayanti||North India|
|24 May, Wednesday||Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti||Tripura|
#1 Labour’s Day
1st May is International Labour’s day, which celebrates the workers’ hard work and advocates 8 hours of work per day. The International Labour Organisation commemorates this day. It is on the list of holidays in May, a public holiday in many countries.
It becomes significant for you to understand that Labour’s day voices the working conditions of workers across the globe. Low wages, overtime, and no recreation are lowering productivity. Equal wages for equal work is what this day emphasizes equality.
#2 Buddha Purnima
There is no fixed date on the Gregorian calendar when to celebrate Buddha Purnima. The followers of Buddhism decided to make the end of vaishakha month (according to Hindu Calendar) on the Full moon day as the day to celebrate the entire life cycle of Lord buddha.
Buddhist monasteries are enhanced, and devotees present Lord Buddha with chocolates, light candles, and distribute cakes. Monasteries donate food and essential materials to the poor and needy.
#3 Birthday of Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore is a renowned personality of Bengali literature, a poet, an essayist, and a freedom fighter. He was the first recipient of the Nobel Prize in Asia. Rabindranath Tagore introduced the essence of Indian culture to the western world.
The contribution of Tagore to the upliftment of Indian society is remarkable. He is known to be the best poet in Indian literature until today; we remember him for his work ‘Geetanjali.’
#4 Sikkim State Day
The Sikkim state day marks the statehood of Sikkim as a new state in the Indian territory. On this day, people in Sikkim celebrate becoming part of the biggest democracy in the world.
It is a public holiday for people in Sikkim to remember the changed status of Sikkim from a protectorate to a full-fledged state. Hence, we have added 16th May to the list of holidays in May.
#5 Maharana Pratap Jayanti
No one dared to stand against the might of Mughal emperor Akbar except Maharana Pratap. He was the ruler of the 16th century of Rajasthan; hence, his birth anniversary is in Rajasthan, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh.
He was passionate about hunting, and he is considered one of the strongest warriors in the history of India. Maharana Pratap never bowed his head before the army of the Mughal empire. And till his last breath, he fought like a real Rajput warrior.
Therefore, it is significant to add this day to the list of holidays in May to remember his true spirit.
#6 Kazi Nazrul Islam Jayanti
Rebel poet born in the 19th century in Bangladesh, many organizations celebrate his birthday to pay homage to the great Islamic poet. His poems were based on various themes of justice and rebellion and raised his voice against oppression.
Kazi Nazrul worked in various theatre groups and projected his literary talent to the rest of the world.