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May is the fifth month of the yearly in the Gregorian calendar.

It has 31 days and is designated after the goddess Maia. After other sources it leadsitself of Iupiter Maius off, growth Jupiter bringing.

Karl the large one led in 8. Century the name Wonnemond , which refers to the warm temperatures and the again-awaked vegetation. The designation flower moon has May because of the main bloom time most plants receive. May is called also pasture moon, because in this month the cattle are brought on the pasture (in the mountains: Almauftrieb). After old excessive quantity one may itself however the warmth only after the ice-holy in such a way specified of the 11. May up to 15. May surely its.

For instance since that 13. Jh. becomes May in Europe with May celebrations, - gone around and - rode (e.g. Leonhardiritt, Georgiritt) celebrated, in many areas of Germany and Austria is often setting upimpressive May trees grown customs.

In the Roman calendar May was originally the third month. In the catholic church year May is particularly dedicated to the admiration of the God nut/mother Maria (May devotions), why it is called in this surrounding field also Marienmond.

First May is the international holiday (in Germany: gesetzl. Holiday) of the workers' movement.

To 2. Sunday in May is in German-language countries nut/mother day.

May begins with the same weekday as the January of the subsequent year.
But no different oneMonth of the same yearly begins with the same weekday as May.

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