May Birth Month Fun Facts and Gift Guide and Free Printable Card
In this article you'll find interesting facts about May and gift ideas for May birthdays as well as a free printable card that can be used as a birthday card or wall pin-up!
FREE Printable May Birthday Card
May Birth Stone Meaning and Symbolisms:
"The May birthstone, emerald, was one of Cleopatra's favourite gems. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience."
May Birth Flower Meaning and Symbolisms:
Lily of the Valley (romance, luck, happiness, purity, humility). This elegant bloom is frequently associated with traditional feminine values like chastity, motherhood, sweetness, and purity.
Lily of the valley flowers are thought to bring luck in love but can also symbolise a return of happiness. The flower is a favourite of royals, including Kate Middleton, Queen Victoria, and Grace Kelly.
May Daily Holidays and Observances
- May 1: May Day, Mother Goose Day, Law Day, Make a Book Day, World Laughter Day* (first Sunday)
- May 2: Sibling Appreciation Day, Teacher Appreciation Day* (Tuesday of first full week)
- May 3: Sun Day, Kite Day
- May 4: Intergalactic Star Wars Day, National Weather Observers Day
- May 5: Museum Lovers Day, Cartoonist Day, National Day of Reason* (first Thursday)
- May 6: No Homework Day, International Space Day* (first Friday), Tuba Day (first Friday)
- May 7: Space Day* (first Saturday)
- May 8: Mother's Day, V E Day
- May 9: National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, Peter Pan Day
- May 10: Windmill Day
- May 11: Eat What You Want Day
- May 12: Limerick Day, International Migratory Bird Day
- May 13: Frog Jumping Day, Tulip Day, Blame Someone Else Day* (first Friday 13th of the year)
- May 14: Star Wars Day, Stars and Stripes Forever Day
- May 15: International Day of Families, Over the Rainbow Day
- May 16: Biographer's Day
- May 17: World Telecommunications Day
- May 18: International Museum Day
- May 20: Endangered Species Day* (third Friday)
- May 21: Armed Forces Day* (third Saturday)
- May 22: National Maritime Day
- May 23: World Turtle Day
- May 24: Scavenger Hunt Day
- May 25: Nerd or Geek Pride Day
- May 30: Memorial Day* (last Monday)
May Weekly Holidays and Observances
- National Family Reading Week (first week)
- Children's Mental Health Week (first full week)
- Teacher Appreciation Week (first full week, M-F)
- Children's Book Week (May 2-8)
- Screen Free Week (May 2-8)
- Wildflower Week (May 2-8)
- Astronomy Week (May 9-15)
- Reading is Fun Week (second full week)
- National Backyard Games Week (week before Memorial Day)
Gift Ideas for May Birthdays
Personalised 'Zodiac Birthday' Mini Celebration Box
This little celebration-in-a-box is a great gift to create a fun and festive zodiac themed birthday scene. They will receive balloons, metallic star confetti, a candle in a tin and matches inside a beautiful keepsake box personalised with their name and zodiac sign. The box can be personalised with their name and star sign.
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