May 2013


Date Event
May 1st

Abolition of the Slave Trade Law UK Find resources on irespect

May 8th National Liberation day (Czech)
May 9th

Europe Day:  On 9 May 1950 the first move was made towards the creation of what is now known as the European Union.

May 9th

Stow Fair

Find out more about the Fair from the Traveller Education Team on irespect.

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May 9th

Ascension Day (Christian) Well Dressing at Bisley, Gloucestershire.

Find out more about Gloucestershire traditions!

May 11th

World Fair Trade Day

Find teaching resources on the Global Dimension website.

May 20th  - 24th Walk to School Week
May 24th Wesak (Buddhist)
May 24th - 27th Quaker: Yearly Meeting
May 25th African Liberation Day (Black Diaspora)
May 28th - 31st Quaker: Yearly Meeting


May 27th

Cheese Rolling at Cooper's Hill, near Gloucester - This custom has been going on for at least 200 years - and possibly much longer! It originally ensured the villagers' rights to graze sheep on the hill.

Find out more about Gloucestershire traditions!

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