May, the fifth month in the Gregorian calendar will witness Muslims observe a month of fasting (sawm) during Ramadan. Ramadan 2019 will most likely begin on May 5 and last until Eid on June 4. There are many fasting dates for Hindu devotees this month such as Akshaya Tritiya, Shani Amavasya, Chandra Darshan, Rohini Vrat, Vinayaka Chaturthi and more. Biggest festival in Buddhism, Vesak or Buddha Purnima commemorated in honour of Lord Buddha’s birth anniversary will also take place in this month. There are more birth anniversaries such as Shankaracharya Jayanti, Parashurama Jayanti, Matangi Jayanti, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti and even more national and international days celebrations. Calendar 2019 For Free Download in PDF: Know List of Hindu Festivals, Holidays, Fasts According to Drik Panchang, Kalnirnay, Lala Ramswaroop Calendars Online.
If April witnessed days of Hindu New Year’s Day celebrations in different states of India, May will see Millions of Muslims will begin with observing a month of holy fasting (sawm) during Ramadan or Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The holy month of Ramadan will begin on May 5 and ends on June 4.
As for Hindus, Akshaya Tritiya is a big occasion that will be celebrated May 7, 2019 (Tuesday). The word Akshaya (अक्षय) means never diminishing and it is highly believed one benefits by doing good during this period. Buying gold is one of the most important rituals of Akshaya Tritiya. There are so many legends associated with this festival in which one worships the Lakshminarayana form of Lord Vishnu.
|Sr. No.||Date||Day||Fasts/Festivals/ National/International Days|
|1.||May 1||Wednesday||International Workers’ Day, Maharashtra Day, Gujarat Day, May Day|
|2.||May 2||Thursday||Pradosh Vrat|
|3.||May 3||Friday||Masik Shivaratri, World Press Freedom Day|
|4.||May 4||Saturday||Vaishakha Amavasya, Darsha Amavasya, Anvadhan, Agni Nakshatram Begins, World Naked Gardening Day, Star Wars Day|
|5.||May 5||Sunday||Ramadan Begins*, Ishti, World Laughter Day, Masik Karhigai, International Midwives Day, Cinco de Mayo|
|6.||May 6||Monday||Chandra Darshan, International No Diet Day|
|7.||May 7||Tuesday||Akshaya Tritiya, Parashurama Jayanti, Varshitapa Parana, Matangi Jayanti, Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti, Rohini Vrat, World Password Day, National Masturbation Day|
|8.||May 8||Wednesday||Vinayaka Chaturthi, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day|
|9.||May 9||Thursday||Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanuja Jayanti, Tagore Jayanti based on Bengali Calendar, Europe Day|
|10.||May 10||Friday||Skanda Shashti|
|11.||May 11||Saturday||Ganga Saptami, World Migratory Bird Day|
|12.||May 12||Sunday||Mother’s Day, Masik Durgashtami, Bagalamukhi Jayanti, International Hummus Day, International Nurses Day|
|13.||May 13||Monday||Sita Navami, Thrissur Pooram|
|14.||May 14||Tuesday||Mahavira Swami Kevalagyan|
|15.||May 15||Wednesday||Mohini Ekadashi, Parashurama Dwadashi, Vrishabha Sankranti, International Day of Families|
|16.||May 16||Thursday||Pradosh Vrat, International Day of Light, International Day of Living Together in Peace|
|17.||May 17||Friday||Narasimha Jayanti, Chhinnamasta Jayanti, Shades Day|
|18.||May 18||Saturday||Vaishakha Purnima, Vaishakha Purnima Vrat, Anvadhan, Kurma Jayanti, Buddha Purnima (Vesak or Buddha Jayanti), Vaikasi Visakam, World AIDS Vaccine Day, International Museum Day|
|19.||May 19||Sunday||Ishti, Jyeshtha Begins, Narada Jayanti, World IBD Day|
|20.||May 20||Monday||World Bee Day, World Metrology Day|
|21.||May 22||Wednesday||Ekadanta Sankashti Chaturthi, International Day for Biological Diversity, World Goth Day, World Paloma Day|
|22.||May 23||Thursday||World Turtle Day|
|23.||May 24||Friday||World Schizophrenia Day 2018|
|24.||May 24||Saturday||Geek Pride Day, Towel Day|
|25.||May 26||Sunday||Bhanu Saptami, Kalashtami|
|26.||May 29||Wednesday||Hanuman Jayanti *Telugu, Agni Nakshatram Ends, World Multiple Sclerosis Day, International Day of UN Peacekeepers|
|27.||May 30||Thursday||Apara Ekadashi|
|28.||May 31||Friday||Pradosh Vrat, World No Tobacco Day, Jamat Ul-Vida, International Flight Attendant Day|
Among the national and international days, Mother’s Day celebrated on May 12 is the most significant observance of the month. Apart from Mother’s Day, other important days are International Workers’ Day, World Press Freedom Day, World Laughter Day, Cinco de Mayo, International Day of Families, International Museum Day and more. That was all for May, keep glued to this section as we will return with the monthly calendar of June 2019.