May Events 2018

The month of May is the fifth month of the Julian and Gregorian calendar. The month consists of 31 days so it is one of the longer months of the Gregorian calendar. As far as the seasons are concerned, in the northern hemisphere the month of May is a part of spring season whereas in the southern hemisphere it belongs to the autumn season.  As for the kids it is also a very special month as it marks the beginning of the summer holidays in the northern hemisphere. The festival of the Greek goddess Maia was held in the month of May which is why this month was named in the honor of the Goddess. According to some there is another etymology, the Roman poet Ovid says that the month of May is named after Maiores which is a Latin word for elders. The month is symbolized by;

  • The birth flowers Crataegus and Lily of Valley
  • The birth stone emerald which symbolizes love and success
  • The zodiac signs of the month are Taurus and Gemini. Taurus lasts till 20th of May whereas from there onwards it is Gemini

The month of May just like all other months of the calendar year is one of the most important months of the year. Many events across the globe take place in this month. Some of these events are celebrated on a single day whereas some are celebrated though out the month. Some of the events that take place are;

  • Month of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celiac Awareness Month
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness month
  • International Mediterranean Diet Month
  • National Mobility Awareness Month
  • Season of Emancipation
  • Better Hearing and Speech Month
  • Kaamatan harvest festival  
  • National Electrical Safety Month
  • Flores de Mayo
  • Garden for Wildlife month
  • New Zealand Music Month
  • National Pet Month
  • Skin Cancer Awareness Month
  • National Smile Month
  • South Asian Heritage Month
  • World Trade Month