May, the last month of spring, is here! Despite the warmer temperatures, flowers continue to bloom and give color to nature. In addition, May holds several holidays, such as Mother's Day and Memorial Day, and its skies also give us the last meteor show of the season. So whether it is your birth month or not, the year's fifth month can be memorable for everyone. We have collected plenty of May quotes below that explore all of the month's events and qualities to inspire an excellent 31 days.
May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar and is named after the Greek goddess Maia, who was associated with fertility and growth.
Interestingly, the goddess's name's root meaning is mother, which coincides with Mother's Day celebration. An alternate interpretation of the poet Ovid also suggests that May came from the Latin word maiores, meaning elders whom Romans celebrate during the month.
The Anglo Saxons call May the thrimicle or Three-Milkings Month because cows were in their best condition in May, and people could milk them three times a day.
Spend each day of this month well as you read the best quotes for the month of May.
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May Quotes To Enjoy The Warming Spring Sun
As summer is approaching, the weather is also slowly warming. According to NOAA, the average temperature of the contiguous U.S. in May 2022 was 61.9°F, 1.7°F, which makes it the warmest third of the 128-year record.
Furthermore, with precipitation of 0.26 inches above average, it became the wettest third of the historical record. It is safe to believe that climate change induced these anomalies. Since this global issue is vast, we recommend you start reading our article on ways to reduce your carbon footprint.
On a lighter note, the last month of spring allows beautiful flowers to bloom. So, if you are a fan of tulips, lilies, daffodils, daisies, and lilacs, May is the perfect time to get out and enjoy these beauties while you read the following May quotes below.
The most notable event in May celebrated by millions worldwide is Mother's Day, every second Sunday. It is a special day to honor the women who have made a difference in our lives. Our mothers, grandmothers, and mother figures who have nurtured and guided us will receive appreciation.
Coincidentally, one of May's birth flowers is the lily of the valley, which is said to represent motherhood and fertility. So we should use May's blooming flowers by giving them a bouquet full of love.
In addition to Mother's Day, May has other celebrations, such as May Day, Armed Forces Day, Mental Health Awareness Month, Teacher Appreciation Week, and Memorial Day.
Check out the May quotes below talking about the events mentioned above.
Other Noteworthy May Quotes From Authors And Poets
If you like reading at night, May holds a spectacular sky show that you can gaze at after finishing a good book. Eta Aquarids meteor shower is active almost the whole month of May, peaking in the first week at 10 to 30 meteors per hour. These fast meteors travel at 44 miles per second and leave a glowing trail that lasts for several seconds to minutes.
To enjoy the Eta Aquarids Meteor Shower, find a dark area away from city lights and lie down on a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the night sky. To get you in the mood, you might also like our night quotes and star quotes.
Enjoy the night skies after reading the rest of our May quotes below.
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