Fun facts about May

Fun facts about May
May is a month of blossoming flowers and chirping birds, bringing joy and change. A time for planting flowers and longer days.
The name "May" originates from the Latin word "Maius," named after the Greek goddess of growth.
The Empire State Building opened on May 1, 1931, once the tallest building globally,(1,250 feet high) now an iconic feature of the New York skyline. (the Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building globally at  2,717 feet high).
May is the month we celebrate “Mother’s Day”.The second day of Sunday, acknowledged worldwide. This special day dates back to 1907. 
The birthstone for May is the emerald, symbolizing fertility and rebirth. Emeralds cost more than regular diamonds & are more rare than diamonds. 
May boasts two birth flowers: the Lily-of-the-Valley and the Hawthorn, representing hope, happiness, and sweetness.
Two Zodiac signs, Taurus and Gemini, are associated with May, known for traits like ambition, passion, stubbornness,adaptability & dual characteristics.
May 24 marks Queen Victoria's birthday, declared a holiday by the Legislature of the Province of Canada in 1845. Commonly referred to as “the long weekend”  and the beginning of summer & cottage season! 

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