This is our day guide for Monday May 8th 2023 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 2023

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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Parents' Day

Parents' Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Parents' Day in South Korea

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National Coconut Cream Pie Day

National Coconut Cream Pie Day

Celebrate National Coconut Cream Pie Day by using this recipe to make a coconut cream pie.

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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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National Women’s Checkup Day

National Women’s Checkup Day

Find out the dates, history and traditions of National Women’s Checkup 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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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week

Find out the dates, history and traditions of Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Public Holidays on May 8th 2023

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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Royal Plowing Ceremony

Royal Plowing Ceremony

Marks the start of the planting season. 4th day of the 6th lunar month's waning moon.

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Defender's Day

Defender's Day

May 7th honours all those who have served in the Kazakh armed forces past and present

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Truman Day

Truman Day

Honours the legacy of Harry S. Truman, former US president

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