FACT FOOD #177

The name of the month May originates from the Greek Goddess Maia (Maia is mainly remembered as the goddess of spring and rebirth, she makes the lush green grass and the fragrant flowers grow again), Roman equivalent of Goddess of fertility, Bona Dea. A festival in her honour was held in the month of May. Another theory as pointed by noted poet Ovid suggests – the month May belonged to the elders (maiores in Latin) and the following month June was for younger people (iuniores). 
Another fact about May is – no other month begins or ends on the same day as May in any year.