This is our day guide for Monday May 17th 2021 which shows you at a glance what's happening on this day around the world. Using the calendar on this page, you can look at a day guide for any day. Why not look up your birthday to see which holidays you share it with?

Observances on May 17th 2021

National Caesar Day

National Caesar Day

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia

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National Cherry Cobbler Day

National Cherry Cobbler Day

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National Pack Rat Day

National Pack Rat Day

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National Walnut Day

National Walnut Day

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National Smile Month

National Smile Month

National Smile Month is a charity campaign all about championing the benefits of having good oral health and promoting the value of a healthy smile.

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World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 

While most people in the west take the availability of telecommunications for granted, this day highlights its benefits to all parts of the world.

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Public Holidays on May 17th 2021

Eid Al Fitr

Eid Al Fitr

The festival of Eid al-Fitr, the Festival of Fast breaking, marks the end of Ramadan

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Cayman Islands Discovery Day

Cayman Islands Discovery Day

Commemorates the discovery of the Sister Islands of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by Christopher Columbus in 1503

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Ascension Day

Ascension Day

This day observes the departure of Jesus from earth after his resurrection. It is perhaps the earliest observed celebration in Christianity.

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DR Congo Liberation Day

DR Congo Liberation Day

Marks the 1997 coup led by Laurent-Désiré Kabila following the First Congo War

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Pentecost

Pentecost

Shavuot is one of the three Biblical pilgrimage festivals. Also known as the Feast of Weeks

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Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Norway's National Day marks the adoption of the Constitution which declared the country as a kingdom independent of Sweden on May 17th 1814.

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SPLA Day

SPLA Day

Commemorates the foundation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army on May 16th 1983.

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Galician Literature Day

Galician Literature Day

This annual celebration of the Galician language and its literature was initiated in 1963

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Battle of Las Piedras

Battle of Las Piedras

The Battle of Las Piedras was fought on May 18th 1811 as part of the Uruguayan struggle for independence

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