Holidays Calendar for May 30, 2013

Parliament Day is annually observed in Croatia on May 30. The date was chosen as the anniversary of the first convocation of the multi-party parliament on May 30, 1990.

Celebrations in Anguilla mostly have religious character, but there are some secular holidays, that are observed nationwide. Anguilla Day, celebrated on May 30, is one of these holidays.

Mother's Day is annually observed in Nicaragua on May 30. This is very important holiday for the Nicaraguans, that is why preparations begin early in May.

Trinidad and Tobago annually observe Indian Arrival Day on May 30. This holiday celebrates the arrival of Indians, their achievements and influence on social development in Trinidad.

The Feast of Corpus Christi, also referred to as Corpus Domini, is a Latin Catholic movable feast celebrated on Thursday after Trinity Sunday (sixty days after Easter). It is observed as a public holiday in some countries.


Arbor Day is celebrated in Honduras every year on May 30. It's interesting, that original date of celebration was May 15, but the changing was made due to several reasons.

The potato is the world’s fourth-largest food crop which has become a staple food in many parts of the world. Most people are so used to it that they rarely think about where it originated from. The potato was first domesticated in parts of modern-day Peru and Bolivia. Peruvians even celebrate National Potato Day in honor of one of the world’s most important food crops originating in Peru.

Lod Massacre Remembrance Day is annually observed on May 30 in Puerto Rico. The terrorist attack on the airport occurred in Tel Aviv, Israel, but the Puerto Rican pilgrims suffered the most.

May 30 is National Mint Julep Day. This drink was introduced at the Kentucky Derby in the 1930s and since then it has become the event's official drink.

Foster Care Day (Dzień Rodzicielstwa Zastępczego) is a Polish observance held annually on May 30. Like most other holidays and observances declared by statute or parliamentary resolution in Poland, it is a working day unless coinciding with a public holiday (Pentecost or Corpus Christi) or falling on a weekend.

Violation of women's rights is an acute problem in many countries around the world, including South Africa. Despite the legislative progress, many women in South Africa suffer gender inequality and can't find an appropriate job due to lack of skills. Annual campaign known as Take a Girl Child to Work Day is aimed at changing this situation.


This Day in History

  • 2012 Died: Andrew Huxley, English biophysicist and physiologist. In 1963, Huxley was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 2011 Died: Rosalyn Sussman Yalow, American medical physicist who was awarded the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the RIA technology.
  • 1974 The Airbus A300 passenger aircraft first entered service. It the world's first twin-engined widebody and the first product of Airbus Industrie.
  • 1974 Born: CeeLo Green (stage name of Thomas DeCarlo Callaway), American singer, songwriter, record producer, actor and entrepreneur.
  • 1971 The unmanned NASA space probe Mariner 9 was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It reached Mars on November 14 of the same year.
  • 1971 Born: Idina Menzel, American actress of stage and screen and singer-songwriter. She originated the role of Elphaba in the Broadway musical Wicked.
  • 1966 Former Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo Évariste Kimba was arrested by the security forces of President Joseph Mobutu.
  • 1960 Died: Boris Pasternak, Russian poet, novelist and translator who was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Literature. His best-known work is Doctor Zhivago.
  • 1958 Born: Marie Fredriksson, Swedish singer-songwriter best known as a member of the pop rock duo Roxette, which she created with Per Gessle.
  • 1942 The first bombing of the German city of Cologne by the Allies took place during the Second World War. It was carried out by the Royal Air Force.
  • 1934 Born: Alexey Leonov, Soviet and Russian cosmonaut and Air Force Major General. He is known as the first human to conduct extra-vehicular activity.
  • 1932 Born: Ray Cooney, English playwright and actor best known for his 1983 adult comedy play Run for Your Wife about the cab driver who has two wives.
  • 1922 The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. The only surviving son of Abraham Lincoln, Robert Todd Lincoln, attended the ceremony.
  • 1912 Died: Wilbur Wright, American inventor and aviation pioneer, the elder of the Wright brothers. He died at the age of forty-five of typhoid fever.
  • 1910 Born: Ralph Metcalfe, American track and field sprinter and politician. He won four Olympic medals and held the world record in the 100-meter dash.
  • 1909 Born: Benny Goodman, American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist, songwriter and bandleader who is often referred to as the "King of Swing".
  • 1908 Born: Hannes Alfvén, Swedish physicist and electric engineer who was awarded the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in magneto-hydrodynamics.
  • 1896 Born: Howard Hawks, American film director, screenwriter, and producer of the classic Hollywood era. He received an Honorary Academy Award.
  • 1846 Born: Peter Carl Fabergé, Russian jeweler best known for his famous Fabergé eggs, a series of jeweled eggs made in the style of Easter eggs.
  • 1814 The Treaty of Paris was signed, ending the War of the Sixth Coalition.It established peace between France and the UK, Russia, Austria, and Prussia.
  • 1806 Future President of the United States Andrew Jackson killed attorney Charles Dickinson in a duel over a matter of honor regarding his wife Rachel.
  • 1778 Died: Voltaire (pen name of François-Marie Arouet), outstanding French writer, historian and philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment famous for his wit.
  • 1770 Died: François Boucher, French painter in the Rococo style. He painted several portraits of Madame de Pompadour, who was his patroness.
  • 1744 Died: Alexander Pope, English poet and literary translator best known for his satirical verse and translation of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.
  • 1631 The first issue of La Gazette (originally Gazette de France) was issued. La Gazette was the first weekly magazine published in France.
  • 1593 Died: Christopher Marlowe, English playwright and translator of the Elizabethan era who significantly influenced William Shakespeare.
  • 1536 King Henry VIII of England married Jane Seymour, a lady-in-waiting to his first two wives, Catherine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn.
  • 1431 Died: Joan of Arc, national heroine of France who fought in the Hundred Years' War and helped lift the siege of Orléans. She is a Roman Catholic saint.
  • 1416 Died: Jerome of Prague, Czech church reformer and follower of Jan Hus. He was burned for heresy as he supported the Protestant Reformation.
  • 1381 The Peasants' Revolt, also known as the Great Rising or War Tyler's Revolt, began in Essex, England. It was suppressed by November 1381.