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Here are some May celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.
Lei Day (May 1st, Hawaii, U.S.A.)
May Day / International Worker’s Day / Labour Day (May 1st, Multi-country)
Cinco de Mayo (May 5th, Mexico & Mexican communities in U.S.A.)
Children’s Day (May 5th, Japan & Korea)
Liberation Day (May 5th, Denmark)
National Teacher’s Day (May 5th, U.S.A.)
VE Day (May 8th, UK & Western Europe)
World Fair Trade Day (May 9th, Multi-country)
Mother’s Day (May 10th, Canada, U.S.A., most European countries, Brazil, China, & Australia)
International Nurses’ Day (May 12th, Multi-country)
Cannes Film Festival (May 13th – 24th, Cannes, France)
Ascension Day (May 14th, Christian communities)
Victoria Day (May 18th, Canada)
Memorial Day (May 25th, U.S.A.)


They might also like to learn more about some historic folk born in May:


Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, May 1st, 1769.
Catherine II, Empress of Russia (Catherine the Great), May 2nd, 1729
Baron Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (The Red Baron), WW I Ace, May 2nd, 1892.
Tyrone Power, actor, May 5th, 1913.
Sigmund Freud, psychiatrist, May 6th, 1856.
Johannes Brahms, composer, May 7th, 1833.
James Matthew (J.M.) Barrie, writer, May 9th, 1860.
Robert Browning, poet, May 11th, 1812.
Florence Nightingale, nursing pioneer, May 12th, 1820.
Yogi Berra, baseball player, May 12th, 1925.
Sir Arthur Seymour Sullivan, composer, May 13th, 1842.
Sir Nicholas Winton, British humanitarian, May 19th, 1909.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer, May 22nd, 1859.
Victoria, Queen of England, May 24th, 1819.
William Pitt (the Younger), British Prime Minister, May 28th, 1759.
Charles II, King of England, May 29th, 1630.
Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond, May 31st, 1443.


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