1. The month of May was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility.
  2. In any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does.
  3. May's birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.
  4. May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is a poem that says "Marry in May and you'll rue the day".
  5. The United Kingdom celebrates May as the National Smile Month.
  6. On May 1, 1931, the Empire State Building was officially opened.
  7. The zodiac sign for May are Taurus (April 20 - May 20) and Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
  8. The birth flower for May is the Crataegus monogyna and the Lily of the Valley.
  9. 14th MAY is MOTHERS DAY in some countries. Zimbabwe is one such country (this Sunday in case you forgot)