May 10 – Please note that the Move One Office in Kosovo will be closed due to European day.
May 12 – Georgia – Saint Andrew the First Called Day
This religious holiday celebrates the Apostle Andrew – the ‘first-called’ as he is regarded as the first Preacher of Christianity in the area as well as founder of Georgian Orthodox Church. It is observed by attending church services and taking holy water home.
May 18 – Turkmenistan – Day of Revival, Unity and the Poetry of Magtymguly
This nationwide holiday commemorates the day in 1992 when the Constitution of Turkmenistan was adopted, making it a secular and democratic state as well as honoring Magtymguly, a renowned Turkmen poet.
Traditionally, festivities start with the laying of flowers at the main monument of Turkmenistan – Independence Monument in the national Park of Independence.
The Turkmen President, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, normally inaugurates the celebrations by put a wreath on the footsteps of the monument surrounded by with numerous government officials and other prominent figures in Turkmenistan.
Magtymguly Pyragy was one of the most influential Turkmen writers and spiritual leaders of the eighteenth century. He made significant efforts to secure independence for the Turkmen people and called upon Turkmen tribes to unify.
These holidays used to be separate occasions, with the Day of Poetry of Magtymguly being observed on May 19 until a decree moved it in 2000 creating a “triple holiday” on May 18.
Also known as Trinity Day or Descent of the Holy Spirit, the Pentecost is one of the Great Feasts of the Orthodox Church. As it is held fifty days after Pascha, it always falls on a Sunday.
Seen as the ultimate fulfillment of Jesus Christ’s missions and the start of the messianic age of the Kingdom of God, the feast not only celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit but also the revelation of the divine Trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.