It is the third and last month of the season of spring.
The birthstone of May, the emerald, symbolizes success and love.
May in the Northern Hemisphere is similar to November in the Southern Hemisphere.
May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is a poem that says "Marry in May and you'll rue the day".
In Old English May is called the "month of three milkings" referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day.
The Indianapolis 500 car race is held each year during this month. The Kentucky Derby, the world's most famous horse race, is also held on the second Saturday of this month.