Every day is important in our life. Still, some days are more important than others.  In our life the most important day is our own Birthday.  We celebrate our Birthday, take new vow or resolution to make our life better.

We also give due importance to the days when we achieve something great or any day which help us to change our life i.e. which brings about a turning point in our life.

In the month of May we have five very important days which are famous in India as well as in the world.  They are…

  1. International Workers Day – May 1, 2019
  2. World Laughter Day – 1st Sunday of May (05.05.2019)
  3. Akshaya Tritiya – May 7, 2019
  4. Mother’s Day – 2nd Sunday of May (12.05.2019)
  5. World No Tobacco Day – May 31st, 2019 

Dear Friends,

I wish you a great month of May.  May best of best happen in your life in this month of May.  Let this be a memorable and one of the best months in your life.  Now let us try to know something about this month of May.

Something about May :

As we all know May is the 5th month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian Calendars and the third of seven months to have a length of 31 days.  May is a month of spring in the Northern hemisphere and autumn (fall) in the Southern hemisphere.  It is said that this is the month when plants really start to grow.

It is claimed that May comes from “aperire”, a latin word meaning “to open”, because this period represents the opening of buds and flowers in spring.  Some others still think that May was named after Greek Goddess Maia as earth Goddess of growing plants.  In Roman culture it is referred as Bona Dea, Goddess of fertility.

During this period in the North hemisphere, spring is gradually blooming into summer.  In the South hemisphere it celebrates the beautiful colours of autumn and its harvest.

Our great country India is in the Northern hemisphere.  The summer has already started.  In the month of May we have various types of festivals in our country.  For our own benefit let me highlight some of the important festivals in the month of May.

Festivals in India in the month of May :

(1) International Flower Festival

Where : Governor’s Residence, Gangtok

When : 1st to 31st May 2019.


(2) Summer Festival

Where : Mount Abu, Rajasthan

When : 20th-21st May 2019


(3) Buddha Purnima

Where : Sarnath, Bihar

When : 18th May 2019


(4) Ooty Summer Festival

Where : Ooty, Tamil Nadu

When : 2nd-3rd week of May 2019


(5)Moatsu Festival

Where : Mokokchung District villages (Chuchuyimlang village), Nagaland

When : 1st week of May each year


(6) Chithrirai Festival

Where : Madurai, Tamil Nadu

When : 18th April to 3rd May 2019.


(7)Igitun Chalne

Where : Sirigao, Goa

When : Specific dates are extremely difficult to determine without speaking to a local.  It is recommended to contact Goa Tourism Development Corporation before planning to attend this event.


(8)Thrissur Pooram

Where : Thrissur, Kerala

When : May 13, 2019



These are a few of the places which can be visited in the month of May to spend your holidays with friends and families.  I will be writing about two festivals i.e. summer festival Mount Abu, Rajasthan and Moatsu festival, Nagaland in my next article.

Once again I wish you a great month of May and grand celebration and relaxation.



…Ratikanta Singh.