This is our day guide for Monday May 16th 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 16th 2022

National Biographer’s Day

National Biographer’s Day

I saw a guy on a bench reading my biography... story of my life.

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National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Coquilles Saint Jacques Day

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National Love a Tree Day

National Love a Tree Day

This is a day to go hug a tree, though if there a thunderstorm overhead, we recommend social distancing from the tree.

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National Piercing Day

National Piercing Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Piercing Day

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National Sea Monkey Day

National Sea Monkey Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Sea Monkey Day

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National Mimosa Day

National Mimosa Day

While a mimosa is a favorite drink during summer brunches, this classic drink deserves a day of its own.

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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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Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon 

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International Day of Living Together in Peace

International Day of Living Together in Peace

Find out the dates, history and traditions of International Day of Living Together in Peace

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Public Holidays on May 16th 2022

Buddha Purnima

Buddha Purnima

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

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Wesak Day

Wesak Day

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

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