Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Month of May


Batchmates born in May
        Ofelia Florendo         18
        Crisostomo Canaria  20
        Ernesto Santos         23


The month of May was named for the Greek goddess Maia. She was the goddess of fertility. The Romans had a similar goddess named Bona Dea. They held the festival for Bona Dea during the month of May. 

The Romans called the month Maius. The name changed over the years. It was first called May in the 1400s near the end of the Middle Ages. 

Symbols of May

Birthstone: Emerald
Flower: Lily of the Valley
Zodiac signs: Taurus and Gemini

1 comment:

neliaamparo said...

Happy birthday to all May celebrants. Wishing you good health and lots of fortune.