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May is considered to be the fifth month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar. The month has been named after the Greek Goddess Maia. She is identified with the Roman Goddess of fertility. It is believed that she is associated with spring and the growth of plants. The month is also named for the ‘Maiores,’ the elders in Latin. The month of May denotes spring in the Northern hemisphere and autumn in the Southern hemisphere.
May is the only month that does not start and end on the same day of the week, like other months. The Romans believed that May was a blessed month. There is a popular belief that people born in the month of May have a better grasp of elements of life than people born in other months.
India is a country with a divergent population comprising of numerous religions, cultures, communities, languages, traditions, and customs. The festivals celebrated across the country are diverse and reflect the rich and vibrant culture, history, and traditions of the country.
In accordance with the Hindu calendar, most festivals are celebrated based on the position of the Sun and the Moon. The festivals also defer according to the region and have different time zones. Most festivals include some significant days of fasting.