May 2022: Detailed Information of Fasts-Festivals & Bank Holidays

According to the English calendar, May is the fifth month of the year. Like every month, May is also quite special for all the zodiac signs as it will prove to be different and spectacular to them. Also, there will be many transitions and eclipses, which will naturally affect natives’ lives positively or negatively. Apart from this, there will be many celebration opportunities because there will be fasts and festivals too this month. So, let’s see what this month brings to our lives. 

According to religious views, this month is known as Vaishakh Month. This month will begin with Sunday and Bharani Nakshatra. Moving forward, let’s know about every important fasting festival, bank holiday, etcetera in April. Including this, in this special blog, you will have a glimpse of monthly predictions for all the zodiac signs by which you will have an idea of what special the next month will bring to you.

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It means this blog is based on an exclusive astrological view which will give you detailed information of this month. So, let’s read further and know about the fasts and festivals, transits, planets, bank holidays, etc. in this month.

Personality Of People Born In May

According to astrology, our behavior or personality is quite dependent on the month we are born. In this blog, we will know the personality and behavior of the natives who are born in May. 

May borns have a strong imagination and they are full of spirit. They have a charm which attracts people to them. They are brilliant minds with an attractive personality. In love matters, they are the most romantic partners because they are under the influence of the love planet Venus.

May-born natives usually have keen interest in Literature and Arts, also in painting, dancing, singing, yoga, or spiritual things. For their career, people born in May can have successful careers in the fields like acting, drama, art, property dealing, media, banking etc. 

These were the positive personality traits of May born. But, if we talk about the negative  aspects of their personality, then they lose their temper easily. They can be stubborn and arrogant at some time, which is one of the parts of their negative traits.

Lucky Numbers: 2,3,5,7,8

Lucky Colors: White, Marine Blue, Henna Green

Lucky Days: Monday, Tuesday, Saturday

Lucky Gem: Blue Topaz

Remedy/Advice: Worship lord Shiva and offer Arghya to Sun

Bank Holidays in May

A total 11 bank holidays will be observed in May 2022 in various states of India . However, according to different states, their adherence depends on the beliefs and culture of the region. Below, there is a list of bank holidays in May.

Date DayBank Holiday 
1 MaySundayWeekly off
2 MayMondayRamadan-Eid-Ul-Fitr (Bank holiday in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram)
3 MayTuesdayBhagwan Shree Parshuram Jayanti/Ramadan-Eid-Ul-Fitr /Basava Jayanti/Akshay Tritiya- Apart from Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram, in remaining states bank will be closed)
8 MaySundayWeekly off
9 MayMondayRabindranath Tagore Jayanti- Bank will be closed in Kolkata
14 MaySaturdaySecond Saturday
15 MaySundayWeekly off
16 MayMondayBudh Purnima- In Agartala, Belapur, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Jammu, Kanpur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla and Srinagar bank will be closed.
22 MaySundayWeekly off
28 MaySaturdayFourth Saturday
29 MaySundayWeekly off

Important Fast and Festivals in May

3 May, 2022 Tuesday

Parshuram Jayanti, Akshay Tritiya, Matangi Jayanti, Rohini Vrat, Treta Yuga

Akshay Tritiya is also known as Akha Teej, for Hindus it is the pious and the most auspicious day. It falls in the Shukla Paksha of Vaishakh month Shukla on the Tritiya Tithi. When Akshaya Tritiya falls with Rohini Nakshatra on Wednesday, then it is considered as an auspicious day. The meaning of the word Akshay is, never-ending. 

4 May, 2022 Wednesday

Vinayak Chaturthi 

Vinayak Chaturthi or Ganesh Chaturthi is dedicated to lord Ganesha and it is a holy and auspicious festival. On this day, by worshiping lord Ganesha and observing fast, all the wishes of natives fulfill and receive blessings from lord Ganesha.

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6 May, 2022 Friday

Shankaracharya Jayanti, Surdas Jayanti, Ramanujan Jayanti, Sakand Pushthi 

Among Tamil Hindus, Sakand is a famous God. Sakand Dev owns a status of lord Shiva and Maa Parvati’ Son. Apart from this, he is also named as Murugan, Kartik, and Subramanyam.

7 May, 2022 Saturday

Rabindranath  Jayanti

According to the Bengali calendar, Rabindranath was born in 1422 era on the 25th day of the Vaishakh month. In West Bengal, Rabindranath Jayanti is celebrated according to the local Bengali calendar. 

8 May, 2022 Sunday

Bhanu Saptami, Ganga Saptami,  Matar Divas/ Mother’s Day

Ganga Saptami is dedicated to river Ganga and this day is also holy and sacred. On this Ganga is worshiped and this day is celebrated as Ganga Jayanti because on this Devi Ganga was reincarnated.

Matra Divas is also known as Mother’s Day. On this day every mother in the world is respected.

9 May, 2022 Monday

Baglamukhi Jayanti, Masik Durga Ashtami

Every month, on Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha, it is suggested to observe the fast of Durga Ashtami. On this day, Maa Durga is worshiped and fast is observed by the natives.

10 May, 2022 Tuesday

Sita Navami

Sita Navami is celebrated in the form of Devi Sita’s Jayanti. This day is also known as Sita Jayanti. Married women observe fast on Sita Navami and pray for their husband’s long life. 

12 May, 2022 Thursday

Mohini Ekadashi 

In Hindu religion, Mohini Ekadashi is a holy and fruitful day of observing fast. It is believed that  the person who observes fast while following the religious methods, then all his grief and troubles vanish and his wishes are fulfilled. 

13 May, 2022 Friday 

Parshuram Dwadashi, Praadosh Vrat 

Pradosh Vrat is the most auspicious and fruitful, it is dedicated to lord Shiva. This fast is observed twice in every month.

14 May, 2022 Saturday

Narsingh Jayanti, Chhinmasta Jayanti

Vaishakh Shukla Chaturdashi is celebrated as Narsingh Jayanti. Lord Narsingh is the 4th Avatar of Vishnu. On Narsingh Jayanti, lord Vishnu appeared as Narsingh to kill the demon Hiranyakashipu.

15 May, 2022 Sunday

Kumra Jayanti, Vrishabh Sankranti, Vaishakh Purnima 

According to Hindu Panchang, the last date of Shukla Paksha of every month is called Purnima. On this day there is a full moon. On every Purnima, some festivals and fasts are observed.

16 May, 2022 Monday

Budh Purnima, Vaishakh Purnima

Budh Purnima of Vaishakh month is celebrated as Gautam Buddha’s birthday. 

17 May, 2022 Tuesday

Naarad Jayanti

Narad Jayanti is in the form of Devrishi Narad Muni’s Jayanti. Narad Muni was the first news reporter of this world and he was able to travel to Kishore Lok, Sky or Heaven, Earth or Hell or Netherlands. 

22 May, 2022 Sunday

Bhanu Saptami, Kalashtami, Masik Krishna Janamashtmi

Kalashtami is celebrated every month on Ashtami Tithi of Krishna Paksha.

26 May, 2022 Thursday

Apara Ekadashi

Apara Ekadashi is known as Ajla and Apara. On this it is suggested to worship lord Trivikrama. The meaning of Apara Ekadashi is that it is the immense virtue of Ekadashi.

27 May, 2022 Friday

Pradosh Vrat 

28 May, 2022 Saturday

Masik Shivratri 

30 May, 2022 Monday

Vat Savitri Vrat, Shani Jayanti, Darsh  Amavasya, Jyeshtha Amavasya

In the Amanta and Purnima calendar, on a single day there are many festivals. In North India, the full moon calendar is followed, especially in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Punjab, and Haryana. Usually rest of the states in India follow the Amanta Chandra Calendar.  During Jyeshtha Purnima, the Vat Savitri Vrat is observed which is also called Purnima Vrat. 

Shani Jayanti is marked as lord Shani Jayanti. Shani Jayanti is also known as Shani Amavasya. Lord Shani (Saturn) is the son of Lord Suryadev and governs the planet Saturn and the working day on Saturdays. Lord Shani is son of Surya Dev and controls the Saturn Planet and working days on Saturday.

Information of Transitions and Set Planets in May

If we talk about eclipses and transitions, then in May there will be total 5 transitions: 

After the transits if we talk about the eclipse then, in the month of May 2022, there will be the first lunar eclipse. Its detailed information is provided below:

15 May, 2022-16, 2022: Lunar Eclipse (Full Moon Lunar Eclipse)

This eclipse will be seen in these places: South/West Europe, South/West Asia, Africa, In most of the parts of North America, South America, Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Antarctica.

Important Prediction of all the Zodiac Signs


  • In relation to your job, this month will bring success to you, however you have to do more hard work for this. 
  • Students might face some challenges, but this month will be in the favor for the students who are planning to study abroad.
  • Family life could be a little stressful. 
  • For love life, it will be a wonderful time. 
  • On the economic side, there could be more stress, so during this month spend money wisely. 
  • In relation to health, this month will be the perfect month for you as you may get rid of old diseases. 
  • For remedy, you must recite Durga Chalisa daily. 


  • May month will be auspicious for Taurus sign natives. This month you will receive a reward for your hard work and you will achieve success in your job and business.
  • For students also, this month will be in favor. .
  • Talking about love life, you are going to have a pleasant and wonderful time with your partner.  
  • Financials could be a reason for stress, you must check out your spendings.
  • In terms of health, you might face some health issues during the beginning of the month, although it will be fine with time. 
  • For remedy, invite little girls for the meal and take their blessing by touching their feet.

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  • For the natives of Gemini, this month will be spectacular. This month there are great chances of job promotion. Also, if you are in search of employment, then you will get positive results.
  • This month will be in the favor of students because this month the Lord of Pancham house is going to enter the 10th house with Venus and Jupiter. 
  • Family life will also be filled with happiness.
  • However, in your love life you might face some issues.
  • In terms of economy, there are chances that you might spend your money extravagantly and unnecessarily. 
  • Apart from this, you will be healthy and fit. If you put more care on your diet, you may get rid of chronic diseases.
  • For remedy, feed green fodder and spinach to the cow. 


  • This month will bring mixed results for you. 
  • During this month, the position of Rahu and Sun in the 10th house might bring some challenges for the job professionals. 
  • Apart from this, students might also get distracted from their studies.  
  • There could be dispute in the family. 
  • In terms of life, this month will be quite friendly to the Cancerians. They will spend a romantic and pleasant time with their lover.  
  • In financial terms, you might face a financial crist.  
  • This month, you will feel healthy and fit. Also, you can get rid of any type of illness you are suffering. 
  • For remedy, must observe fast on Monday or on Full Moon (Purnima). 


  • For Leos this month will be average.
  • Job professionals will still be in the rush, however they will also be rewarded for their hard work.  
  • This month will be in the favor of students.
  • In family, there will be unity and love between the family members. 
  • Your love life will be fantastic and you will also be successful to maintain a strong bond with your partner. 
  • Although, you are advised to be careful with your spendings, otherwise it may become a cause of trouble for you.  
  • In terms of health, you will be illness free. This month will bring positive results for the upcoming months.
  • For remedy, offer water to the Sun by adding red flowers into it.


  • This month will bring positive results for Virgo natives.
  • During this months, all professionals will gain benefits. Including this, businessmen will also get good results. 
  • There is a great chance of success for students of this zodiac sign. But, they have to put in more effort. 
  • Family life will be magnificent, however, you are advised to control your speech. 
  • There could be some ups and downs in love life. During this period, it is adviced you to keep calm and patient.
  • Economically also, this month will be spectacular for you. There is a great chance of getting benefits from somewhere. 
  • In terms of health, you are advised not to take any kind of stress.  
  • For remedy, this month you must donate white clothes. 


  • If we talk about libras, this month you will recive mixed results. Job professionals might have some changes. Also, some of the natives might receive adverse results.  
  • Students must do hard work and then only they can achieve the desired score. 
  • There might be stress and differences between the siblings.
  • Love life will be awesome. On this day, your old disputes with your partner will be resolved. 
  • If we talk about health, during this period your life’s biggest problem can be ended. 
  • Also, economically you will do well this month. You can get a benefit from a property this month. 
  • For remedy, this month, take curd bath. 


  • This month will be in the favor of Scorpio natives. At your work, you have to face some challenges, but keep putting in your efforts, you will definitely get success. 
  • The combination of Jupiter and Venus in the Fifth house will bring benefits to the students. 
  • Your family life will be favorable. During this month, there can be a good work or auspicious work done at your home. 
  • Your relationship with your lovemate or your life partner will be comfy and happy. 
  • In terms of economy, this month will be in your favor and you will also get benefits. 
  • However, you might face minor health issues. So be careful. 
  • For remedy, read Hanuman Chalisa daily. 


  • Sagittarians will receive positive results this month. You might face some problems as in your 10th house because Swami Budh is in the 6th position. 
  • For businessmen, this month will be brilliant. 
  • Students who are preparing for competitive exams will get success. 
  • Family life will also be happy. You will get complete support of the elderly members of your family.  
  • There could be little stress in love life.
  • Economic side will be favorable to you this month. You will be able to keep a check on your spendings. 
  • In terms of health, you might face eye and foot problems and it could put you in difficulty. 
  • For remedy, everyday you must apply tilak of saffron and turmeric on your forehead.

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  • For Capricorns, this month will be quite favorable to them.
  • At work, you may get promoted and get a chance to travel abroad in connection to your work.
  • Students will also get benefit
  • However, due to the combination of Saturn and Mars, there could be stress between the family members.
  • Love life and married life will be spectacular.
  • Economically also this month will be compatible with you. This month you will receive back your stagnant or stuck money.  
  • You might face minor health issues. 
  • For remedy, must read Shree Sunderkand.


  • This month will be in the favor of Aquarians. 
  • There are good possibilities of increment and promotion in the job. 
  • For students also, this month will be fair. 
  • There will be cordial relations between the family members and more love and respect between them.
  • In love life also, you will receive positive results. You will have a pleasant time together. 
  • In health, you will get rid of an illness.
  • For remedy, light a lamp of sesame seed oil at Shani temple.


  • For the natives of Pisces zodiac sign, this month will be very pleasant. 
  • You will get benefits in your work and also there are great chances of promotion. 
  • For students also the time will be good for them. 
  • However, there could be some disputes in your family life.  
  • Your love life will be best and you will be supported by your partner. 
  • You might face difficulties economically. 
  • You must take care of your health. 
  • For remedy, every Thursday you must worship a banana tree. 

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