May 5 holidays in 2023

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 Space Day - Unofficial (Nature & Environment)
School Lunch Hero Day - Unofficial
No Pants Day - Unofficial (Weird & Obscure)
Battle of Puebla (Cinco de Mayo) Mexico Common Local Holiday
Great Prayer Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Arrival Day Guyana Public Holiday
Children's Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types

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.

Palm Sunday

Maundy Thursday

Good Friday

Easter Monday

Arbor Day

Summer Solstice

Eid al-Adha

Bastille Day