Its name would come from the Latin Maius and was given by the Romains in the honor of the goddess Maïa. According to some, it would be the first Roman king Romulus which would have given this name in the honor of the senators called maiores . In the beginning, it was the third month of the Roman Calendrier.
May is also the month of Marie. Formerly, this one was reserved for the communions and Baptême S. Nowadays, this tradition is not really any more respected. The appearances of Fatima took place in May. May is in relation to June, which is the month of the Sacré-coeur.
Nevertheless, the Mariage S are generally celebrated in the months of April and June, a still long-lived superstition indicating that one should not marry in May, the woman would be sterile . The Romans avoided marrying in May because it was also the month of the malignant spirits.
Under the Old Mode, it was of habit to plant “May” or Arbre of May in the honor of somebody. The Comté of Nice saw girls and boys “ to transfer the mai ” with the sound of the fifre and the drum, i.e. to dance the rounds of May around the tree of May planted on the place of the village.
May 1st, the international Fête of the Work is celebrated almost universally (but nor with the the United States and the Canada where this festival takes place first Monday of September). May is the month of the lily of the valley, which offers on May 1st traditionally.
With the Japan, there exists what one calls the Maladie of May, a kind of faintness where the new students, the workers start to be tired of their new school work or employment. That is due to the Japanese habit which makes begin every school years and financial years on April 1st.
Proverb S (often contradictory because they have different regional origins) :
- “ With ego of May, coat jeté. ”
- “ In April, is not discovered a fil ; in May, do what it plaît ; in June, you will dress yourself in a rien. ”
- “ Woman of May likes toujours. ”
- “ Cold May enrichit. ”
- “ Rainy May Marie the plowman and his fille. ”
- “ Rainy May, plowman joyeux. ”
- “ Marriages of May do not flower jamais. ”
- “ During ego of May, covers itself more than jamais. ”
Beats-smg: Gegožė Be-X-old: Травень Fiu-vro: Lehekuu Nds-nl: Mei Simple: May Zh-min-nan: 5 goe̍h Zh-yue: 5 月
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