Festivals in May 2020

Indian Festivals in May

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

  • May Day (1st May 2020) - This day is also known as International Worker's Day or Labor Day. It is celebrated as a day of organized labor 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.

  • Thrissur Pooram (3rd May 2020) - This is one of the biggest and colorful among all the 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 (7th May 2020) - This festival is a celebration of the birth anniversary of Lord Buddha. It is perhaps one such festival among many others in India that is celebrated by Buddhists in a peaceful manner with a great 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.

  • Mother's Day (10th May 2020) - 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 which could repay those services, but people all over India try to make their mothers feel special on this day.

  • Last Updated on : January 13, 2020