Events worldwide

All major events throughout the world

Main world events in May 2017

1st of May

May Day – westernised countries in the northern hemisphere

2nd of May

3rd of May

World Press Freedom Day

4th of May

First day of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville (USA), ends May 7

5th of May

Beginning of the Ice hockey IIHF World Championship, Germany and France, ends May 21

7th of May

End of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville (USA), began May 4

8th of May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

9th of May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

10th of May

"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon

World Migratory Bird Day 

11th of May

World Migratory Bird Day 

12th of May

Beginning of the Prague Spring International Music Festival (Czech Republic), ends June 2

13th of May

15th of May

International Day of Families

16th of May

Beginning of the Cannes Film Festival (France), ends May 28

17th of May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

19th of May

20st of May

Beginning of the CeBIT Conference in Hannover (Germany), ends May 24

21st of May

Beginning of the French Tennis Open, Paris Roland Garros (France), end June 11

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

End of the Ice hockey IIHF World Championship, Germany and France, began May 5

22nd of May

International Day for Biological Diversity

23rd of May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

24th of May

UEFA Europa League Final, Solna (Sweden)

End of the CeBIT Conference in Hannover (Germany), began May 20

27th of May

28th of May

End of the Cannes Film Festival (France), began May 16

29th of May

Monaco F1 Grand Prix (Monaco)

Beginning or the World Table Tennis Championship, Dusseldorf (Germany), ends June 5

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

30st of May

IndyCar Indianapolis 500, United States

31st of May

World No-Tobacco Day