This is our day guide for Sunday May 8th 2022 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 8th 2022

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mother’s Day

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day.

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Coconut Cream Pie Day

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National Have A Coke Day

National Have A Coke Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Have A Coke Day

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Garden Day

Garden Day

Garden Day aims to highlight the positive benefits of gardens on your wellbeing.

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Public Holidays on May 8th 2022

Mother's Day

Mother's Day

Mother's Day is celebrated across the world, in more than 50 countries, though not all countries celebrate it on the same day

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V-E Day

V-E Day

Victory in Europe Day marks May 8th 1945 when the Allies formally accepted an unconditional surrender by the armed forces of Germany

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Hong Kong Buddha's Birthday

Hong Kong Buddha's Birthday

General not statutory. The Buddha's Birthday was only made a holiday in 1998

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Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima

Marks three key events in Buddhas life - his birthday, the enlightenment and his achievement of Nirvana

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Korea Buddha's Birthday

Korea Buddha's Birthday

Lantern parades are held for Buddhas Birthday which is celebrated in late April or early May

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