May 8 is Victory in Europe Day. This holiday is celebrated by most European countries and it is generally known as V Day.
World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration held on May 8. It commemorates the birthday of Henry Dunant, Swiss businessman and social activist who inspired the creation of International Committee of the Red Cross.
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness campaign held on the second weekend in May. It is supported by the United Nations Environment Program as well as a number of international organizations.
In November 2004, May 8– 9 were declared as a time of remembrance and reconciliation for those who lost their lives during the Second World War.
The second Sunday in May is Mother's Day in most countries. This day is observed in many countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia and Americas, but the tradition to celebrate the holiday is native to the USA.