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6 interesting facts about the month of May


May is the month of the flowers, the month of two Bank Holidays and also the month in which important celebrations take place.

Spring has sprung

Here are 6 interesting facts about the month of May that you might not know:

- The month May was named after the Greek goddess of fertility Maia.

- The Anglo-Saxon name of May was Tri-Milchi, in recognition of the fact that with the lush new grass cows could be milked three times a day. It was first called May in about 1430. Before then, it was called Maius, Mayes or Mai.

- The month of May was considered an unlucky month particularly for getting married. - ‘Marry in May and you’ll rue the day!

- On another side, May is the time when flowers emerge and crops begin to sprout so it is historically a time of great celebrations such as Garland Day or Arbor Tree Day.

- Nowadays, we celebrate May as the National Smile Month.

- May is also a month of celebrations for foodies and food connoisseurs as it hosts the National Vegetarian Week, the UK Coffee Week, the British Sandwich Week, the National BBQ Week and the Coeliac Awareness Week.

Posted By The Taste House at 14/05/2019

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Our mission is to make gift giving an easy pleasure with our perfectly presented premium products! We hope your recipient enjoys their hamper and have a Very "Hampery" Christmas with one of our best-selling food and wine gifts include luxury cheese board selections for him. or a chocolate hamper for her. Try something different with our authentic range of Italian hampers with Prosecco for foodies. We also love our range of craft beer & snack gifts. Our range includes gin & whisky spirit gifts. We also have a range of traditional British foods, such as Port & Stilton, or Afternoon Tea gift, and special dietary requirements gifts such as Vegan hampers so you can find the best hamper gift for you.