Festivals in May 2022

Indian Festivals in May

There are a few festivals celebrated in May. Some of these are:

  • May Day (1st May 2022) - This day is also known as International Workers' Day or Labor Day. It is celebrated as a day of organized labour by the worker's unions and socialist groups. There are no social and cultural connotations attached to the observance of this day. It is, however, observed as a public holiday and as a mark of respect to the working class. On this day, demonstrations and processions are organized by worker's union groups and socialist groups.

  • Akshaya Tritiya (03rd May 2022) - Also known as Akha Teej, Akshaya Tritiya is a very auspicious day that is celebrated on the 3rd day after the Amavasi which is no moon day. In 2022, April 03 will be celebrated as the Akshaya Tritiya. The word "Akshaya" means 'that which never diminishes'. It is believed to be the perfect day for starting new ventures, for events like marriages, for investing or purchasing precious valuables like diamonds and gold.

  • Mother's Day (8th May 2022) - This day is celebrated all over the world to show gratitude towards the services which are provided by mothers to their children. Although we cannot do anything to repay those services, people all over India try to make their mothers feel special on this day.

  • Thrissur Pooram (10th May 2022) - This is one of the biggest and colorful colourfull temple festivals in Kerala. Richly decorated elephants from various temples across Kerala are paraded on the streets in stately grandeur. There is also a display of fireworks and music concerts consisting of traditional drum music.

  • Buddha Purnima (16th May 2022) - This festival is a celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. It is perhaps one such festival among many others in India that celebrates peacefully celebrated by Buddhistsreat deal of devotion and respect. Buddhist scriptures are read by the monks in monasteries apart from prayers and sermons that are held. Celebrations are held in Bodh Gaya and Sarnath. Houses and temples are decorated with colorful lanterns and lamps and offerings of fruits flowers candles and incense are made to Lord Buddha.

  • Last Updated on : February 15, 2022