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May About this sound (pronunciation) is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. It is also a month within the northern season of spring.

The month May has been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. Conversely, the Roman poet Ovid provides a second etymology, in which he says that the month of May is named for the maiores, Latin for "elders," and that the following month (June) is named for the iuniores, or "young people" (Fasti VI.88).

In both common Western calendrical systems, no other month begins on the same day of the week as May. This month and June are the only two months that have this trait. (See: Months in various calendars)

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The Rosa chinensis, the flower symbol of May

Monthlong events in May

Weeklong Events in May

2nd Week of May

  • Bike Week (Bicycle Week) is a yearly international event that advocates the importance of bicycling as a means of transportation. Bike Week takes place during the second week of May or June and is typically an entire week of city-wide cycling supplemented with events.

3rd Week in May

May Moving Events

First or second Friday

First Saturday

Second Sunday

Second Saturday

Third Saturday is the Preakness, second jewel in the triple crown of horse racing. Last Monday

Last Sunday

May symbols

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References

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Travel guide

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This is a calendar of events and festivals in the month of May.

  • 1st: May Day or Labor Day.
  • 6th: international blood donation and free eye check up day.

Canada

  • 24th of May - Victoria Day

Germany

Hong Kong

  • 8th day of the fourth lunar month (April/May): Cheung Chau Bun Festival in Hong Kong, [2].

India

  • First full moon in May: Visakah Puja/Buddha Purnima day.

Italy

  • Last Sunday of May: Cantine Aperte [3]. Free wine tasting in wineries throughout the country.

Japan

  • 5th: Children's Day (子供の日 Kodomo no hi), also known as Boys' Day (端午の節句 Tango no Sekku)
  • Until May 5: Golden Week, an extremely popular time to travel; best avoided as transport and accommodations are often booked solid.

Namibia

  • 4th: Cassinga Day
  • 25th: Africa Day

Northern Ireland

Norway

  • 17th: Constitution Day

Poland

  • 3rd: Polish Constitution Day. The most important holiday in Poland, and on the weekend following the holiday, there are colorful parades in cities with large populations of people of Polish ancestry (such as Chicago).

South Africa

  • 1st: Workers Day, (Public holiday)

Spain

  • 2nd: Autonomous Community of Madrid regional day.

Sri Lanka

  • First full moon in May: Vesak Day . Also in Singapore.

Thailand

United Kingdom

  • 30 May-6 June 2009. The Swansea Bay Film Festival [4], Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea, UK. One of the UK's largest international film festivals.
  • Late May: Chelsea RHS Flower Show, [5] in Chelsea, London

United States of America

  • First Saturday in May: Imagine RIT Creativity and Innovation Festival [6] in Rochester, New York.
  • First weekend after Mothers Day each year: Ninth Avenue International Food Festival in New York City.
  • Mid May: Lilac Festival [7] in Rochester, New York.
  • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
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From LoveToKnow 1911

MAY, the fifth month of our modern year, the third of the old Roman calendar. The origin of the name is disputed; the derivation from Maia, the mother of Mercury, to whom the Romans were accustomed to sacrifice on the first day of this month, is usually accepted. The ancient Romans used on May Day to go in procession to the grotto of Egeria. From the 28th of April to the 2nd of May was kept the festival in honour of Flora, goddess of flowers. By the Romans the month was regarded as unlucky for marriages, owing to the celebration on the 9th, 11th and 13th of the Lemuria, the festival of the unhappy dead. This superstition has survived to the present day.

In medieval and Tudor England, May Day was a great public holiday. All classes of the people, young and old alike, were up with the dawn, and went "a-A/laying" in the woods. Branches of trees and flowers were borne back in triumph to the towns and villages, the centre of the procession being occupied by those who shouldered the maypole, glorious with ribbons and wreaths. The maypole was usually of birch, and set up for the day only; but in London and the larger towns the poles were of durable wood and permanently erected. They were special eyesores to the Puritans. John Stubbes in his Anatomy of Abuses (1583) speaks of them as those "stinckyng idols," about which the people "leape and daunce, as the heathen did." Maypoles were forbidden by the parliament in 1644, but came once more into favour at the Restoration, the last to be erected in London being that set up in 1661. This pole, which was of cedar, 134 ft. high, was set up by twelve British sailors under the personal supervision of James II., then duke of York and lord high admiral, in the Strand on or about the site of the present church of St Mary's-in-the-Strand. Taken down in 1717, it was conveyed to Wanstead Park in Essex, where it was fixed by Sir Isaac Newton as part of the support of a large telescope, presented to the Royal Society by a French astronomer.

For an account of the May Day survivals in rural England see P. H. Ditchfield, Old English Customs extant at Present Times (1897).


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Wiktionary

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See also may, máy, and mấy

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English

Alternative spellings

  • (female given name): Mae

Etymology

Middle English, from Old English, from Old French mai, from Latin māius, Maia's month, from Maia, a Roman earth goddess, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *magya, she who is great, from Proto-Indo-European base *meg-, great

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Proper noun

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Plural
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May (countable and uncountable; plural Mays)

  1. The fifth month of the Gregorian calendar, following April and preceding June.
  2. The hawthorn or its blossoms (as it blooms in May)
  3. A female given name, pet name for Mary and Margaret, reinforced by the month and plant meaning
  4. A surname.

Usage notes

  • May (or Mae) is often used in conjoined names (e.g., Lillie Mae, Katie Mae, Fannie Mae).

Derived terms

  • May gray
  • May-haw, mayhaw
  • May highflyer
  • May-house
  • Maying, maying
  • May-jack
  • May-king
  • May lady
  • May laws
  • May lily
  • May-lord
  • May Marian
  • May meetings
  • May-morn, May-morning
  • May Morning
  • May parr
  • May peal
  • May pole, maypole
  • May-pop
  • May queen
  • May races
  • May Revolution
  • May-roll
  • May-rose
  • May-sel
  • May-September romance
  • May-skate
  • May skin
  • May-sucker
  • may tag, maytag
  • May-term
  • May thorn
  • Maytime
  • may tree
  • May Uprising
  • may-weed
  • May-week, May Week
  • May whaap
  • May whaup
  • May wine
  • May wool
  • May-worm
  • May-wort
  • Memphis in May
  • mid-May
  • ne'er cast a clout till May be out
  • Queen of May, Queen of the May
  • Sun of May

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Norwegian

Proper noun

May

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Swedish

Proper noun

May

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Wikispecies

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Australian entomologist (1916-1966).

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Gaming

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May of Guilty Gear

May is a video game character from the Guilty Gear fighting game series. She is a young, cute, and spunky member of the Jellyfish Air Pirates, and is utterly dedicated to Johnny, the leader of the pirates and the man who raised her after she was orphaned. She entered the first tournament in order to bail Johnny out of prison, and fights in later games for his benefit. She fights with a massive ship's anchor, which she is able to swing with ease. May is Japanese, but she has been kept in the dark about her heritage for her own safety. (In fact, if Justice defeats May in the GGXX arcade mode, Justice will point out that she is disgusted by the fact there are still Japanese people walking the Earth.) May has an irrational fear of bald people and can sense them from a distance.


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Genealogy

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Template:MayCalendar2010 May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days.

May begins with the sun in the sign of Taurus and ends in the sign of Gemini. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Aries and ends in the constellation of Taurus.

The month may have been named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman goddess of fertility, Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May. See:-Months in various calendars

In Japan, there is a so-called May sickness, where new students or workers start to be tired of their new schoolwork or jobs. (In Japan schoolyears and fiscal years start on April 1st).

May, from the Très riches heures du duc de Berry
Look up May in Wiktionary, the free dictionary.

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May Moving Events

First Saturday

Second Sunday

First Friday

First Sunday

Second Saturday

Last Monday

Trivia

Other names

  • In Chinese, the "fifth month" is Wǔyuè.
  • In Croatian, it is called "svibanj", derived from the word svib meaning dogwood.
  • In Czech, it is called květen, which means the "month of blooms".
  • In Finnish, the month is called toukokuu, meaning "month of sowing".
  • In Japanese, it is called Gogatsu or Satsuki, meaning "fifth month"
  • In Korean, it is called "O-weol" meaning the "fifth month".
  • In Slovene, it is called veliki traven, which means the month of high grass.
  • In Spanish, the month is called mayo, like English, influence from the Classical goddess Maia.
  • In Turkish, the month is called Mayıs meaning "Month of Maia", like English it is influenced by the Classical goddess Maia.
  • In Xhosa, May is known as ngekaCanzibe, meaning "month of Canopus". It is also the final month of the year by the traditional Xhosa calendar.
  • In Dutch, May is called mei
  • In Swedish, May is called maj

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May is the fifth month of the year with 31 days. The month of May might have been named for the Roman goddess Maia or more likely the Roman goddess of fertility Bona Dea, whose festival was held in May.

May's flower is the Lily of the Valley. Its birthstone is the Emerald. The meaning of the Emerald is Success in Love.

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