May, the fifth month of the year, but one of seven months with 31 days
May, spring in the northern hemisphere, but autumn in the southern hemisphere – making May and November as seasonal equivalents
May, with no other month beginning or ending on the same day of the week as May
The month May was named for Maia, a Roman goddess
Late May, being the official start of the summer vacation season in the US and Canada
May, with its symbols
- Birthstone: emerald
- Birth flower: Lily of the Valley signifying sweetness, humility, and return to happiness
- Zodiac: Taurus (until May 21) and Gemini (May 22 and into June)
- Called Egg Moon, Grass Moon, and Hare Moon
- Full Moon May 4th 3:43 UTC
- New Moon May 18th 4:13 UTC
May, with national celebrations in Armenia, Canada, Eritrea, Japan, Mexico, Norway, United States, and the UK
May, with many countries celebrating May Day & Mother’s Day, plus Europe celebrating victory over the Nazis in World War II
May embraces Asian American & Pacific Islander heritage, chip your pets, creative beginning, Haitian heritage, audits, Mediterranean diets, Jewish-American heritage, guide dogs, meditation, military appreciation, moving, preservation, older Americans, personal history, preparing tomorrow’s parents, Social Security education, South Asian heritage, date your mate, and recommitment.
May increases awareness in ALS, APS, arthritis, asthma & allergies, medical orphans, brain tumors, celiac, cystic fibrosis, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Huntington’s disease, homeschooling, lupus, melanoma & skin cancer, hepatitis, neurofibromatosis, preventing osteoporosis, physiotherapy, Prader-Willi Syndrome, pet cancer, toddler immunization, chemical injury, Tay-Sachs & Canavan diseases, Tourettes Syndrome, borderline personality disorder, high blood pressure, Lyme disease, stroke, preeclampsia, and ultraviolet rays & skin cancer.
May celebrates wetlands, clean air, community living, drums, Freedom Shrine, gifts from the garden, golf, Victorian women, Latino books, barbeque, bikes, eggs, hamburger, inventors,
pets, photos, salads, salsa (the food), strawberries, asparagus, beef, chocolate custard, and drinking water.
May promotes global civility, better hearing & speech, building safety, ecodriving, family wellness, gardening for wildlife, getting caught reading, global health & fitness, food drives for homeless animals, heal the children, healthy vision, Oregon wines, business image improvement, motorcycle safety, foster care, good car keeping, mental health, physical fitness & sports, service dog eye examinations, water safety, Finger Lakes wines, youth traffic safety, revising your work schedule, spiritual literacy, women’s health care, reacting, and respect for chickens.
Any celebratory occasions in your life during May? What songs did you listen to in this post? Have a wonderful month of May.