…to the month
of May, the fifth month of the year
in the Julian and Gregorian
calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days.
May is a month of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere and spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Therefore May in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere and vice versa.
No other month begins or ends on the same day of the week as May in any year. January of the following year always begins and ends on the same day of the week as May of the current year.
The month May was 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"
May is National Salad Month, National Hamburger Month and, yes, even Fungal Infection Awareness Month. But it is also home to Nurses Week, May 6-12, culminating on May 12, Nurses Day, which is also the birthday of Florence Nightengale.
We hope that May brings joy to all, young and old, for you and your loved ones. But no list of good things could be complete without great food. On that note, please why not try some more Quick ‘n Easy delectable delights? And, of course, you can always check out our past Quick 'n Easy recipes here.
finally reached the May’s flowers
portion of the popular rhyme – more on that below. But for now, it’s time to
buy bulk quantities of sunscreen, break out the board shorts and swimsuits,
dust off the grill and come out of hibernation. What else is May, you ask?
Well, May means Maia's month. Maia was an Italic goddess of spring and known as Maia Maiestas or Fauna by the Romans. She was seen as a good goddess and the 15th of May was dedicated to her.
May means many things to many people. Here are just a few:
· Please help us in a great cause. Saturday, May 11, is the 21st Annual National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger food drive, and you can play a central role in this exceptional and noteworthy effort. Please read more.
· National Nurses Week is celebrated every year beginning May 6th and ending May 12th on Florence Nightingale's birthday. Read more about the history of this event as well as of the incredible life and selfless efforts given by the person around whose birthday this week is observed.
· Cinco de Mayo. Also known as the Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla, this national holiday in Mexico is in honor of a military victory in 1862 over the French forces of Napoleon III. When in 1861 Mexico declared a temporary moratorium on the repayment of foreign debts, English, Spanish, and French troops invaded the country. By April 1862 the English and Spanish had withdrawn, but the French, with the support of wealthy landowners, remained in an attempt to establish a monarchy under Maximilian of Austria and to curb U.S. power in North America. On May 5, 1862, a poorly equipped mestizo and Zapotec force under the command of Gen. Ignacio Zaragoza defeated French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City. Find out more.
· April showers bring May flowers. So, in addition to inspiring the naming of the vessel that would bring a boatload of pilgrims here – the Mayflower – and change the course of history, what does this rhyme mean? Well, are you literal or figurative? Regardless, here’s all you need to know about the saying, how it started and what it all means.
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