Happy May Birthday Cards 2024 and International Days in May

Birthday eCards

Happy May Birthday Digital Cards

Here are our free happy birthday ecards for May themed around the May birthstones, with our compliments.

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May Birthday eCard
Free May Birthday eCard - May Symbols
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Gregorian Birthstone Poem for May

Who first beholds the light of day

In spring's sweet flowery month of May

And wears an emerald all her life

Shall be a loved and happy wife.

Happy May Birthday Image
Free May Birthday eCard - Angel with Emerald birthstone
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May Birthday Symbols

Birthstone: Emerald

Alternative Birthstone: Agate

Birthstone color: Green

Birth flower: Lily of the Valley

Zodiac: Taurus & Gemini




Happy May Birthday Paper Cards

If you are looking for original, beautiful birthday cards for May - have look at these stunning handmade cards. We found these on Etsy, themed around May birthday flowers and May's birthstone. Click on the images or links to go to that artist's shop for further details.

May Birthstone Necklace Gift Card
May Birthday Necklace Gift Card
by Delezhen
May Birthday Card with Birth Flowers
May Flower Birthday Card
by Rugosa and Pine
May Birthday Card Quilled
Quilled May Birthday Card
by Tumy Bee

International Days in May 2024

Here is a list of some of the International or World Days commemorated in May each year as observed by the United Nations.

I never knew there was a World Tuna Day - a great program to move to sustainable harvesting of this important food source!

May 1

May 2 - World Tuna Day

May 3 - World Wildlife Day

May 4

May 5

May 6

May 7

May 8

May 9

May 10

May 11 - World Migratory Bird Day

May 12 - Mothers Day (USA)

May 13

May 14

May 15 - International Day of Families

May 16

May 17

May 18

May 19

May 20 - World Bee Day

May 21 - International Tea Day

May 22 - International Day for Biological Diversity

May 23

May 24

May 25

May 26

March 27

May 28

May 29

May 30 - International Day of Potato

May 31




Nine Fun Facts about May

May is a month filled with interesting facts and events that make it truly unique. Here are nine fun facts about the month of May that you may not have known:

1. May is named after the Greek goddess Maia, who is associated with fertility and spring.

2. Those born in May fall under the zodiac signs of Taurus (April 20 - May 20) and Gemini (May 21 - June 20).

3. The birthstone for May is the emerald, symbolizing love and success.

4. Some famous personalities born in May include Audrey Hepburn, George Clooney, and Adele.

5. May Day, celebrated on May 1st, has its origins in ancient pagan festivals marking the arrival of spring.

6. Memorial Day, observed on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military.

7. The Kentucky Derby, one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, takes place on the first Saturday of May.

8. The iconic Eiffel Tower officially opened to the public on May 6, 1889.

9. On May 25th, 1977, "Star Wars: A New Hope" was released in theaters, forever changing popular culture.

These fun facts about the month of May showcase its rich history and significance across various aspects such as birthdays, holidays, and historic events.




Festivals Celebrated in May around the World

May is a month filled with vibrant and diverse celebrations around the world. From traditional festivals to modern cultural events, May offers a rich tapestry of festivities that showcase the unique heritage and traditions of different regions.

In Europe, May is synonymous with spring festivals that celebrate the blooming of flowers and the arrival of warmer weather. One such festival is Beltane, a Celtic celebration that marks the beginning of summer with bonfires and rituals to welcome the season of growth.

In Japan, May is host to Kodomo no Hi, or Children's Day, a national holiday that honors children's personalities and celebrates their happiness. Families fly koinobori (carp-shaped windsocks) outside their homes to symbolize strength and success for their children.

These are just a few examples of the diverse festivals celebrated in May around the world. Whether you're looking to immerse yourself in traditional customs or experience modern cultural events, May offers something for everyone to enjoy and appreciate.

Here’s a compilation of cultural festivals happening around the world in May 2024. These events promise vibrant celebrations, music, art, and unique traditions:

  1. AfrikaBurn (Tankwa, South Africa)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: AfrikaBurn is an awe-inspiring arts and music festival held in the arid Tankwa Karoo desert. Participants create massive art installations, wear elaborate costumes, and immerse themselves in a temporary community of creativity and self-expression.
  2. BaliSpirit Festival (Ubud, Bali)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: This wellness and yoga festival in Bali celebrates holistic living, yoga, dance, and music. Attendees can participate in workshops, meditate, and connect with like-minded souls.
  3. Bergen International Festival (Bergen, Norway)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: The Bergen International Festival is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious cultural events. It features a diverse lineup of music, theater, dance, and visual arts performances.
  4. Cannes International Film Festival (Cannes, France)
    • When: May 14th to 25th, 2024
    • Description: A glamorous gathering of filmmakers, actors, and cinephiles, the Cannes Film Festival showcases the best in international cinema. Red carpets, premieres, and cinematic excellence await!
  5. Cheung Chau Bun Festival (Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: This unique festival involves colorful parades, lion dances, and a bun scrambling competition where participants climb a tower of buns to grab the highest ones.
  6. Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) (Las Vegas, USA)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: EDC is a massive electronic dance music (EDM) festival with mind-blowing stages, light shows, and top DJs. It’s a sensory overload of music and energy.
  7. Hamamatsu Festival (Hamamatsu, Japan)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: Hamamatsu’s kite festival features gigantic kites soaring through the sky. The vibrant colors and intricate designs make it a visual spectacle.
  8. Hay Festival of Literature and Arts (Hay-on-Wye, Wales)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: A haven for book lovers, the Hay Festival celebrates literature, ideas, and storytelling. Attendees can engage with renowned authors, poets, and thinkers.
  9. Madeira Island Flower Festival (Funchal, Madeira, Portugal)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: Madeira Island comes alive with floral displays, parades, and music during this enchanting flower festival.
  10. New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (New Orleans, USA)
    • When: May 2024
    • Description: A soulful celebration of jazz, blues, and Louisiana culture, this festival features live music, delicious food, and a lively atmosphere.

These festivals offer a glimpse into the rich tapestry of global traditions, creativity, and joy. Whether you’re a music enthusiast, an art lover, or simply curious, there’s something for everyone!

Sources:

  1. Exit45 Travels
  2. VickyFlipFlopTravels
  3. The South African
  4. The CEO Magazine

Happy May Birthday to that special person! Hope you found the card you were looking for and have a lovely day. *Mandy.

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