May 22nd is the 142nd day in the Gregorian calendar. On this day the Republic of Ireland became the first nation in the world to legalize same-sex marriage; the first ever Rugby World Cup kicked off with Italy playing New Zealand in Auckland, and the first atlas, Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was published. Famous May 22nd birthdays include singer Morrissey and fashon model Naomi Campbell. Today is National Maritime Day and Harvey Milk Day.
We have 19 holidays listed for May 22.
Harvey Milk Day
The first gay politician in California and leader of the American Civil Rights Movement is remembered.
International Day for Biological Diversity
Dedicated to making Earth a place where all creatures can not only survive, but also thrive.
National Maritime Day
National Maritime Day is a holiday that both honors and celebrates the Merchant Marine.
Bitcoin Pizza Day
How many Bitcoins would you pay for a pizza? Find out more about cryptocurrency right here!
Buy A Musical Instrument Day
This day is here to motivate you to create beautiful melodies with a brand new instrument.
Declaration of the Bab in Shiraz Shavuot
Learn about the Bahá’í Faith and the Promised One on this Declaration of the Bab day.
International Coco Mom Day
International Coco Mom Day focuses on maternal health and raising children in a color-conscious world.
National Boss Babes Day
The sky's the limit for boss babes! Let’s celebrate all these amazing women today!
National Craft Distillery Day
Relax and enjoy your favorite small-batch distilled spirit on National Craft Distillery Day. Cheers!
National Julie Day
You can’t go wrong if you follow our fun suggestions to celebrate this day.
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Dedicate May 22 to your love for vanilla puddings. Here’s all you need to know.
Sherlock Holmes Day
Did you know that 21% of the British think that Sherlock Holmes was a real person?
Slavery Abolition Day (Martinique)
Discover ways to look back and honor the fight against slavery in Martinique.
World Goth Day
World Goth Day encourages people to learn about the goth culture and let go of their prejudices.