May 5 holidays in 2024

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
Senior Citizens Day Palau Public Holiday
Constitution Day of the Kyrgyz Republic Kyrgyzstan Public Holiday
Liberation Day Multiple [Show] National Holiday
Liberation Day Multiple [Show] Observance
Cinco de Mayo United States Observance
Freedom Day Ethiopia Public Holiday
National Astronaut Day - Unofficial (Nature & Environment, Work & Occupation)
National Cartoonists Day - Unofficial (Art & Entertainment, Work & Occupation)
National Silence the Shame Day - Unofficial (Awareness & Cause, Health & Body)
National Totally Chipotle Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Hoagie Day - Unofficial (Food & Drinks)
National Infertility Survival Day - Unofficial (Health & Body, Relationships & Family)
Orthodox Easter Multiple [Show] Orthodox
Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo) Mexico Common Local Holiday
Arrival Day Guyana Public Holiday
Easter Sunday (Orthodox) Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Orthodox Easter Sunday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Children's Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Orthodox Easter Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Easter Sunday Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Mothers' Day Multiple [Show] Observance
Mother's Day Romania Observance
Yom HaShoah United Kingdom Jewish Commemoration
Coptic Easter Sunday Egypt National Holiday
Ethiopian Easter Sunday Ethiopia Public Holiday
Coptic Easter Sudan Public Holiday

Historical Events on May 5

  • 1821: On Saint Helena Island in the South Atlantic Ocean, Emperor Napoleon dies in exile on this day.
  • 1835: A railway connecting Brussels and Mechelen is opened. It’s the first railway in continental Europe.
  • 1862: A French invasion at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico is halted by troops under Ignacio Zaragoza.
  • 1864: In Spotsylvania County, the Battle of the Wilderness begins during the American Civil War.
  • 1865: The Confederate government is dissolved at Washington, Georgia during the American Civil War.
  • 1866: The first celebration of Memorial Day is celebrated in the U.S at Waterloo, New York.
  • 1877: Sitting Bull leads members of the Lakota tribe into Canada to avoid Colonel Nelson Miles and U.S Army Forces.
  • 1886: During the Bay View Massacre, militia forces fire into a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 7 people are killed during the incident.
  • 1891: The music hall that would eventually be known as Carnegie Hall is opened for the first time.
  • 1944: Over 200 civilians are executed in Kleisoura, Greece by German forces.
  • 1945: 6 people are killed after a Japanese fire balloon explodes around Bly, Oregon.
  • 1946: 28 Japanese military and government officials are accused of “Crimes against humanity” and “War crimes” as the International Military Tribunal for the Far East starts in Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1955: West Germany becomes a sovereign state.
  • 1973: The race horse Secretariat wins the 1973 Kentucky Derby.

Famous Birthdays on May 5

  • German philosopher and sociologist, Karl Marx is born in 1818.
  • American businessman and founder of the Stetson Company, John Batterson Stetson is born in 1830.
  • Polish journalist, author and Nobel Prize laureate, Henryk Sienkiewicz is born in 1846.
  • American physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Arthur Leonard Schawlow is born in 1921.
  • American actor Lance Henriksen is born in 1940.
  • American singer-songwriter Tammy Wynette is born in 1942.
  • English actor and screenwriter, Michael Palin is born in 1943.

Ash Wednesday


Arbor Day


Eid al-Adha

Bastille Day