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“May” is likely named for the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Alternatively, the name might have come from the Latin maiores, “elders,” who were celebrated now. May used to have a very different name in Old English. Back then, the month was referred to as the “month of three milkings.” Unsurprisingly, this meant that during this month, you could milk your cows up to three times per day! For many centuries, the 1st of May—May Day—has been a day of festive celebration for people everywhere. Two traditions long associated with May are Maypole dancing and May-baskets.

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