Monday, May 2, 2011

Welcome May!


Season:  Spring (northern hemisphere)

Zodiac Signs:  Taurus

& Gemini

Birthstone:  Emerald

Flowers:  Lily of the Valley

& Hawthorn

Moons:  Planter's Moon, Milk Moon

May Happenings

Golden Week in Japan (April 29-May 5, encompassing 4 different holidays)
May Day (May 1)
Beltane (northern hemisphere) (May 1)
Low Sunday/Second Sunday of Easter & Divine Mercy Sunday (May 1) (Roman Catholic)
Beatification of Pope John Paul II (May 1) (Roman Catholic) Saint Peter's Square, Vatican City
Early May Bank Holiday (May 2) [UK]
Japanese Constitution Day (May 3)
Denmark's Liberation Day (May 4)
Remembrance Day in the Netherlands (May 4 & 5)
Netherlands' Liberation Day (May 5)
Cinco de Mayo (May 5) [Mexico & USA]
Kentucky Derby (May 7) [USA] Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
V-E Day (May 8) [Western Europe]
Mother's Day (May 8) [USA]
Our Lady of Fatima (May 13) (Roman Catholic)
Constitution/National Day (Norway) (May 17)
Armed Forces Day (May 21) [USA]
Preakness Stakes race (May 21) [USA] Pimlico Race Couse, Baltimore, Maryland
Victoria Day (May 23) [Canada]
Indianapolis "Indy" 500 Race (May 29) [USA] Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, Indiana
Memorial Day (May 30) [USA]
Spring Bank Holiday (May 30) [UK]

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