Hello there, I hope you enjoyed yesterdays quiz. Many thanks to all those who read the post and special thanks to those who took time to comment.
Did you know the answers? Well, as promised here are the answers to the seven questions. For ease I have repeated the questions …
1. May has always had thirty-one days. (True or False)
Many changes have been made to the calendar over the millennia. The length of several months was changed in Roman times. However, the length of May has remained constant.
2. May has always been the fifth month. (True or False)
In fact, Maia appears in both Greek and Roman myths as the goddess of spring.
4. Two flowers are considered to be the flowers of May.
Hawthorn and Lily of the Valley.
Hawthorn is also known as mayflower. The saying ‘Ne’er cast a clout ’til May is out’ may refer to the flowering of the hawthorn, or it may refer to the month of May. Either way it’s time to put away winter clothing!
5. What is the modern birthstone for May?
Emerald is the modern birthstone for May. (Although Agate is a traditional birthstone for May).
The special day was on the first of May.
7. In England also May the first was a special day. The special dance on this day was round this.
A young girl was chosen to be May Queen. She presided over the day’s festivities which included dancing round a maypole, which was usually erected on the village green. Ribbons of different colour hung from the pole. Dancers took hold of the end of each ribbon, and they danced around the maypole weaving the ribbons together as they did so.
How did you do? Before I researched the answers I knew four 😊
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