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May 2023 Calendar
Welcome to Wiki Calendar. On our May 2023 Calendar available for download below, you’ll find 31 days and three major holidays included. These holidays are Cinco de Mayo (Fri, 5 May 2023), Mother’s Day (Sun, 14 May 2023), and Memorial Day (Mon, 29 May 2023). These holidays occur every May, but the day they fall on differs each year! Nevertheless, we think you will enjoy the simple design of our May Calendar, which leaves plenty of space for all of your own planning needs.
The Month of May
In the twelve month Gregorian Calendar that we observe today, May is the fifth month. However, in ancient times, May used to be the third month. This is because January and February were not included in the calendar and the onset of spring, marked by the month of March, was the first month of the year.
May is also known to bring with it many beautiful flowers and new life. Perhaps you’ve heard of the phrase, “April showers bring May flowers?” Additionally, May is named after Maia, the Greek Goddess of Earth. Maia is known to bring with her springtime and an abundance of life. In Rome, Maia is known as the Goddess of Fertility.
The emerald, a deep green stone symbolizing success and love, is the official birth stone of May. Some say that emeralds are assigned to May due to their rich green color, representing the Earth’s rebirth during this month. Finding an emerald with no inclusions or impurities is extremely rare, making it one of the more expensive birthstones out there.
May’s official flower is the “lily of the valley.” This is a poisonous flower if consumed, but ok to the touch. Its upside down bell shape makes it easy to identify in the wild. Lilies of the valley typically bloom in a white or light pink color and thrive best in cooler, temperate climates such as Northern Asia and Europe. Lily of the valley is said to represent purity, luck, and happiness.
The crataegus monogyna or common hawthorn is the second flower of May. These flowers are found most typically in Europe, Asia, and Africa and blossom into groups of white flowers from red berries. Unlike traditional flowers, the crataegus monogyna grows in the form of a shrub and is said to symbolize love and the beginning of spring.
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