Ten interesting facts you should know about

lily of the valley birthflower of april May's birth flowers are the Lily of the Valley (convallaria majalis)(left pic) and the Hawthorn (crataegus monogyna).

May's birthstone is the emerald.

May is named after the Greek goddess, Maia, who is identified with the Roman goddess Bona Deam goddess of fertility.

Is International Respect for Chickens Month.

Is the fifth month of the year. It was the third month on early Roman calendars.

The Anglo-Saxons called the month Hlyd monath which means Stormy month, or Hraed monath which means Rugged month.

In the 1990 USA census May was the 264 most common surname.

In New Zealand, May is Music Month.

In America May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Mental Health Awareness Month, Jewish American Heritage, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and National Moving Month.

No other month begins on the same day of the week as May.

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