Tuesday, May 2, 2006

May is .... Month


The month of May is named after Maia, a Greek goddess and mother of Hermes. The Saxons called the month of May "Tri-Milchi" because cows can get milked three time a day during May. (Betcha didn't know that.) Apparently, May is also a very bad month to get married... due to Mary Queen of Scotts' unfortunate history, and the fact that she got married in May. If you want to check out other May folklore (like the superstition that you shouldn't bathe in May) check here and here.

May also is... Get Caught Reading Month, Creative Beginnings Month, Date Your Mate Month, National Barbecue Month, National Bike Month, National Hamburger Month, National Photograph Month, National Recommitment Month, National Salad Month, Older Americans Month, Asian American Awareness Month, Awareness of Medical Orphans Month, Better Hearing and Speech Month, Clean Air Month, Family Wellness Month, Go Fetch! National Food Drive for Homeless Animals Month, Haitian Heritage Month, Heal the Children Month, Healthy Vision Month, International Victorian Homes Month, Light the Night for Sight Month, More Than Just a Pretty Face Month, National Correct Posture Month, Fungal Infection Awareness Month, National Egg Month, National Good Car Keeping Month, National Mental Health Month, National Moving Month, National Salsa Month, National Stroke Awareness Month, National Scholarship Month, National Smile Month, National Revise Your Work Schedule Month, Personal History Month, Prepare to Buy a Home Month, Young Achievers Month, National Family Month, Allergy/Asthma Awareness Month, National Strawberry Month, National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National High Blood Pressure Month, National Arthritis Month

(Did I miss any?)

5 comments:

edgy killer bunny said...

Umm . . . Yeah. May is also the Month of Edgy.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Oh, Tauran Bunny we honor you unceasingly this month!

Th. said...

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Man. I don't have enough May for all this....

LL said...

"Oh they say when you marry in June, you're a bride all your life; and the bridegroom who marries in June gets a sweetheart for a bride."

I don't remember the seven brides or the seven brothers saying anything good about being married in May. But maybe I was distracted by the impromptu dance number.

Absent-minded Secretary said...

Don't the Brides think that it's good to have a baby in the Spring? Maybe that's what you are supposed to do in May, have babies.