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Luxury Calendar: The New and Not-to-be-Missed in May 2018

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar is a curated list of events in the luxury world around the globe. Whether your passion is TravelFood and DrinkPlanes, Yachts and AutosFitness and Sports; Fashion & DesignEntertainment; or The Arts, we’ve got everything you need to know to have a brilliant month.

The Cannes Film Festival, the Met Gala, bellwether art auctions in New York, the Chelsea Flower Show, the Kentucky Derby, Shakespeare in the Park, the Monaco Grand Prix, the start of the season at Glyndebourne – May is filed with glamorous and intellectually stimulating events. If you have the resources and the time, you can spend every day this month having an incredible luxury experience. There are also whimsical spring celebrations, Mother’s Day, and the unofficial start of summer on Memorial Day weekend. But before we get there, let’s say “yes” to May.

May Day is one of the most popular holidays of the year in France; most shops and museums are closed to celebrate the nation’s Labor Day. Be on the look-out for lilies of the valley, which are a symbol of good luck. In China as well, May 1 is the country’s annual Labor Day. May Morning at Oxford in England is a joyous way to greet the month, with a choir singing a hymn from the Magdalen Tower at dawn, followed by dancing and singing in the streets – May 1.

May Morning Magdalen College Oxford 2015

Cinco de Mayo is the annual celebration held to commemorate the victory of Mexican forces over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 – May 5. Tequila! Meanwhile, seekers of investment wisdom head to Omaha for the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting – May 5.

The annual Aids Walk New York first started in 1986 and is still the largest walkathon in the world, attracting over 30,000 people; the money raised goes to Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) and over 40 other local AIDS service organizations – May 20.

The greatest floral display of all time, the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, launches with VIP Days on May 22 – 23; general public viewing runs from May 24 – 26.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Millions of Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day, an officially recognized United Nations holiday that celebrates the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism – May 29.

In addition to all of that, Mother’s Day in the United States is on the 13th, Ramadan begins on the 15th, Geek Pride Day is the 25th, and Memorial Day is the 28th.  In the whirl of May activities, don’t forget to stop for a moment and revel in spring.

See May 2018 Events:

— Travel

— Food & Drink

— Planes, Yachts & Autos

— Fitness & Sports

— Fashion & Design

— Entertainment

— The Arts

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