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Montreal - Monday, May 2, 2022

Fun Facts About the Month of May


May is known as a month of transition. If you live in the northern hemisphere, the fresh cold winds are gone, and the rains of early spring arrive. By the time May comes around, the spring flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, and life is starting to seem a little more joyful day by day!􀀃Again, May is a time of change, no matter where in the world you are. Take a look at these a-May-zing facts about the month of May.

  • The name May is the modern-day English adaption of the Latin word Maius, which has origins going back to the time of the ancient Greeks. They named the month of May (or Maius) after the Greek goddess of growth.
  • There’s an old Cornish superstition that buying a new broom in May is unlucky. Oh, and apparently, you shouldn’t wash any blankets either!
  • May is a special time for Star Wars fans worldwide and always a good reason to re-watch the movies. May the 4th is celebrated as Star Wars day, due to the way the date sounds similar to “May the Force.” We won’t start the debate over whether the old movies are better than the new ones, because we all know the answer to that!
  • It is said that those born in May have a greater chance of being more successful in life and experience more love.
    While this may not be scientifically factual, it has been noticed that people born in May understand the importance of love and success more than others.
  • The birthstone for May is the emerald. Emeralds are symbols of fertility and rebirth.
  • May actually has two birth flowers – the Lily-of-the-Valley and the Hawthorn. The Hawthorn flower is a symbol of hope, while the Lily-of-the-Valley represents the return of happiness and sweetness.

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