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Unexpected May Quotes And Facts

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Most people like the month of May because June is coming and so is the summer (or winter in Southern Hemisphere) and they can already feel the Sun and holidays coming closer.

But we shouldn’t dismiss May just yet as it has plenty of popular holidays. May Day (May 1), Cinco de Mayo (May 5) and Star Wars Day May 4) and Mother’s Day (Second Sunday in May) are all in May!

Some other interesting May holidays include

  • National Tourist Appreciation Day (May 6)
  • World Password Day (May 7)
  • National Have a Coke Day (May 8)
  • International Hummus Day (May 13)
  • National Receptionists Day (May 13)
  • National No Dirty Dishes Day (May 18)
  • National Paper Airplane Day (May 26)
  • National Mint Julep Day (May 30)
  • And International No Diet Day (May 6)!
  • See the complete list here

Facts About The Month Of May

What Is So Special About The Month Of May

  • May is the fifth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days.
  • May is a month of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and autumn in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • May in the Southern Hemisphere is the seasonal equivalent of November in the Northern Hemisphere.
  • May (in Latin, Maius) was named for the Greek Goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility
  • May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.
  • The zodiac signs for the month of May are Taurus (until May 20) and Gemini (May 21 onwards).
  • May Day is a public holiday usually celebrated on 1 May. It is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival and a traditional spring holiday in many cultures.
  • In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day
  • In any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does.
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May Quotes

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“In the deepening spring of May, I had no choice but to recognize the trembling of my heart. It usually happened as the sun was going down. In the pale evening gloom, when the soft fragrance of magnolias hung in the air, my heart would swell without warning, and tremble, and lurch with a stab of pain. I would try clamping my eyes shut and gritting my teeth, and wait for it to pass. And it would pass –but slowly, taking its own time, and leaving a dull ache behind.”
― Haruki Murakami

“At last came the golden month of the wild folk – honey-sweet May, when the birds come back, and the flowers come out, and the air is full of the sunrise scents and songs of the dawning year.”
― Samuel Scoville Jr.

“You are as welcome as the flowers in May.”
― Charles Macklin

“May, more than any other month of the year, wants us to feel most alive.”
― Fennel Hudson

May quotes

“Along with the greening of May came the rain. Then the clouds disappeared and a soft pale lightness fell over the city, as if Kyoto had broken free of its tethers and lifted up toward the sun. The mornings were as dewy and verdant as a glass of iced green tea. The nights folded into pencil-gray darkness fragrant with white flowers. And everyone’s mood seemed buoyant, happy, and carefree.”
― Victoria Abbott Riccardi

“May is green and pink and red”
― Richard L. Ratliff

“May: the lilacs are in bloom. Forget yourself.”
― Marty Rubin

“I thought that spring must last forevermore; For I was young and loved, and it was May.”
― Vera Brittain

May quotes

“In the marvelous month of May when all the buds were bursting, then in my heart did love arise. In the marvelous month of May when all the birds were singing, then did I reveal to her my yearning and longing.”
― Heinrich Heine

“Make hay in May for you may never know what June is coming with and you may never know what July will present! When you see May, make hay!”
― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“Then you have to remember to be thankful; but in May one simply can’t help being thankful . . . that they are alive, if for nothing else. I feel exactly as Eve must have felt in the garden of Eden before the trouble began.”
― L.M. Montgomery

“Among the changing months, May stands confest The sweetest, and in fairest colors dressed.”
― James Thomson

May quotes
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“Ah, in those earliest days of love how naturally the kisses spring into life! So closely, in their profusion, do they crowd together that lovers would find it as hard to count the kisses exchanged in an hour as to count the flowers in a meadow in May.”
― Marcel Proust

“The world’s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.”
― Edwin Way Teale

“The month of May is the pleasant time; its face is beautiful; the blackbird sings his full song, the living wood is his holding, the cuckoos are singing and ever singing; there is a welcome before the brightness of the summer.”
― Lady Gregory

“Let all thy joys be as the month of May, And all thy days be as a marriage day.”
― Francis Quarles

May quotes

“As it fell upon a day
In the merry month of May,
Sitting in a pleasant shade
Which a grove of myrtles made.”
― Richard Barnfield

“The month of May has come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom, and to bring forth fruit.”
― Thomas Malory

“And a bird overhead sang Follow,
And a bird to the right sang Here;
And the arch of the leaves was hollow,
And the meaning of May was clear.”
― Algernon Charles Swinburne

“As full of spirit as the month of May, and as gorgeous as the sun in Midsummer.”
― William Shakespeare

May quotes

“And after winter folweth grene May.”
― Geoffrey Chaucer

Famous People Born In May

Actors Born In May

  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Christina Hendricks
  • George Clooney
  • Jamie Dornan
  • Henry Cavill
  • Adrianne Palicki
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Rosario Dawson
  • Emilio Estevez
  • Ving Rhames
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Gabriel Byrne
  • Harvey Keitel
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Tim Roth
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • and many more

Singers And Musicians Born In May

  • Lily Allen
  • Bob Dylan
  • James Brown
  • Adele Laurie Blue Adkins
  • Enrique Iglesias
  • Billy Joel
  • Fred Astaire
  • Bono
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Enya
  • Sam Smith
  • Pete Townshend
  • Cher
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Lauryn Hill

Scientists, Artists & Other Notables Born In May

  • John F. Kennedy
  • Orson Welles
  • David Attenborough
  • Salvador Dali
  • George Lucas
  • Mark Zuckerberg
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Jamie Oliver
  • Kylie Minogue
  • Ian Fleming
  • Karl Marx
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