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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" (Fasti VI.88).​
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Events in May (see May Calendar for more)

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Monthlong events in May (see also: List of commemorative months)

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Weeklong events in May

1st Week of May
  New Zealand Sign Language Week happens once every year in May, Deaf Aotearoa New Zealand organises NZSL Week with over 500 events happening in New Zealand to help promote the language as well as raise awareness about New Zealand’s Deaf community.

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
  The League of American Bicyclists is promoting Bike-to-Work Week from May 14 to 18, 2012 and Bike-to-Work Day on Friday, May 18, 2012.

Last Week in May
  ALIA celebrates Library and Information week in May. Events are organised by libraries around Australia to encourage people to use their local libraries. Children's librarians hold a special event known as National Simultaneous Storytime, where public and school libraries read the same book, at 11 am EST, to children around Australia.

  International Headband Week runs from the Monday-Friday in the last week of May. People all around the world are encouraged to wear Headbands to work and other social events to promote character building and confidence in the workplace and other social environments.
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May moving events (see Movable May Holidays for more)


First or second Friday
 In the United States, Military Spouse Day is observed on the Friday preceding Mother's Day.

First Saturday
 In Kentucky, United States, the Kentucky Derby

Second Sunday
Is Mother's Day in Anguilla, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Barbados, Bangladesh, Belgium, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Croatia, Curaçao, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Greece, Grenada, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Latvia, Malta, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Suriname, Switzerland, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zimbabwe.

Second Saturday
World Fair Trade Day is celebrated.

Third Saturday
The Preakness Stakes is run, second jewel in the triple crown of horse racing.

Last Sunday
 Is Mother's Day in Algeria, Dominican Republic, France, Haiti, Mauritius, Morocco, Sweden, Tunisia.
 Is Children's Day in Hungary.

Last Monday
 In the United States, Memorial Day, a public holiday, is on May 30, but observed on the last Monday in May.
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May symbols
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Lily of the Valley: Mays flower
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About the month of May
"May 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.

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Happy Birthday Gemini - May
Perhaps the most dominant Geminian characteristic is versatility. It is also considered an air sign, and is one of four mutable signs. Gemini has been closely associated with the planet Mercury and is considered to be ruled by it. Being the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini has been associated with the astrological third house.

Individuals born when the Sun was in this sign are considered Gemini individuals. Under the tropical (western) zodiac, the Sun is in the sign of Gemini roughly from May 21 to June 20, ending at the moment of summer solstice by definition. Under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently there roughly from June 15 to July 15. The Sanskrit name of Gemini in Hindu astrology is Mithuna.
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The Lily of the Valley is the Flower of the month for May:  (also Hawthorn)
Convallaria majalis (pronounced /ˌkɒnvəˈlɛəriə məˈdʒeɪlɨs/), commonly known as the lily of the valley or lily-of-the-valley, is possibly the only species in the genus Convallaria in the flowering plant family Ruscaceae (or one of two, or three, if C. keiskei and C. transcaucasica are recognised as separate species). 

Christian legend: 
Convallaria close-upThe flower is also known as Our Lady's tears, since, according to Christian legend, the lily of the valley came into being from Eve's tears after she was driven with Adam from the Garden of Eden, although this seems unlikely, since in Catholic parlance, "Our Lady" refers to the Virgin Mary. Another Christian legend states that Mary's tears turned to lily of the valley when she cried at the crucifixion of Jesus, and because of this it is also known as Mary's tears. According to another legend, lilies of the valley also sprang from the blood of Saint Leonard of Noblac during his battles with a dragon.
 • not to be confused with your birthday flower  
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Weird May Holidays
Our monthly calendar is packed full of unique, strange, bazaar, wacky and weird holidays that make perfect Theme Parties if your looking for something wild to celebrate. (can also be known as Unofficial Holidays) Strange holidays like these are taking on a new popularity in today's culture and can be celebrated world wide even though most listed were first made popular in the United States. Most weird holidays honor some kind of wacky invention or a fun and bazaar thing to do. • Dates for Friday the 13th     • Weird Holiday Directory
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May Food Holidays
Although major holidays such as ChristmasEaster & Thanksgiving, are referred to as food holidays, we are actually talking about daily observances that's held in honor of a certain food. Did you know that each month has foods that represent it? It sure does!  Just about every day in the month is celebrated by a food holiday. Plus month and week observances too!   Recipe Directory for Traditional Holiday Food
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Spring - March 20 through June 20 -                               
In the Northern Hemisphere, spring runs from March into June, and in the Southern Hemisphere it runs from September into November. Spring is seen as a time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born. The term is also used more generally as a metaphor for the start of better times, as in the Prague Spring. • List of Winter Festivals    • List of Spring Festivals   • List of Summer Festivals   • Send Spring E-Greetings!
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Movable May Holidays
Movable Holidays are ones that do not always occur on the same day or date each year.  Movable Holidays are also the hardest holidays to keep up because individuals will unknowingly list them as occurring on the same day each year when they are indeed a movable holiday. 
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Reasons To Celebrate  (this section is a work in progress)
There are many types of holidays and many reasons to celebrate each day!  This section of our website is a day to day directory for around the world observances. Our wish is to give you a better understanding of the holidays for each day, so you too can join in the celebrations. Yes, there really is a Holidays for everyday.
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May Calendar & observances It's National Month of? It's National Week of? It's National Day of?
The month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which is approximately as long as some natural "period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates."
Our calendar has a list of holidays observed for the whole month.
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Meatless Mondays - Every Month
Meatless Monday is a public health awareness campaign promoting meatless, low-fat meals once a week as part of a goal to reduce the saturated fat in American diets by 15% by the year 2010."

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Gnocchi Day (29)  Argentina /  Food Holiday
"The Europeans brought many of their influences to Argentina and one of their great contributions was the gnocchi. Apparently Argentineans were pretty impressed with this food because it not only received its own day of the year, it received its own 12 days of the year. The 29th of every month is Gnocchi Day, (or as the Argentineans call it “ñoquis del 29″)"   • How to celebrate Gnocchi Day    • Gnocchi Recipe

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Note: We try to keep our information up to date but it must be said that organizations sometimes change the date of their holiday and many holidays are actual movable holidays which means the date will change from year to year. We try to keep you up to date but we do suggest that you not take our research set in stone. We ask that you let our information be a guide to you as you continue to do your own calendar research. :)  Thank You! •  • 
Popular May Events for parties & celebrations!
May Day
 • Cinco de Mayo 
• Memorial Day
Mother's Day • 
 •  Easter between April 4 and May 8
Beltane 
• Golden Week 
• International Nurses Day