May is named after Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility
May makes presidents immortal
No US president has ever died in May, which might not sound like that big of a deal, but it’s the only month of the year that can make that claim.
May is also November
Okay, not really. At least, not where we are in the Northern Hemisphere, when it’s clearly springtime. However, it’s autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, which makes May the seasonal equivalent of November down there.
Be sure to keep your floors dusty, your sheets dirty, and stay single this month
Superstition says that you shouldn’t buy a broom, wash a blanket, or get married in May. Why? Because, “Brooms bought in May sweep the family away.” Obviously. As for blankets, it’s pretty much the same thing. “Wash a blanket in May, wash the family away.” Oh, and about marriage: “Marry in the month of May, and you’ll surely rue the day.”
May is kind of a primadonna
In any single year, no other month begins or ends on the same day of the week as May, because I guess that would take away from the month’s time in the spotlight .
It’s a good month to be lazy
Did you know there’s an International Day of Idleness? Probably not, because if you’re like me, you were too lazy to ever bother finding out. But there is!
May 2 was officially named International Day of Idleness in 1966.
If you were born in May, you’re either a Mosquito or an Ox Tail
The cool kids have all adopted the
Cajun Signs of the Zodiac
, which says everyone born before May 21 are stubborn, persistent little bloodsuckers while everyone born after May 20 are tricky, independent people who don’t need anyone’s approval.
Have a safe and happy month. Just don't buy any brooms or anything.