May Crownings or the Virgin Mary Month
May Crownings or the Virgin Mary Month is held on May 1. Catholic Church tradition. This event in the first decade of the month May is annual. Help us
On May 1, the Catholic Church begins the May Crownings. For centuries the Catholic Church has dedicated May to honor the Virgin Mary. The custom was born in ancient Greece. May was dedicated to Artemis, goddess of fertility. Something similar happened in ancient Rome as May was dedicated to Flora, the goddess of vegetation. At that time they celebrated the ludiflorals or floral games at the end of April and asked for her intercession.
It was at this time that the month of May and Mary were combined, making this celebration have special devotions organized every day throughout the month. This custom spread especially during the 19th century and is still practiced today.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
Lusophone Culture Day or World Portuguese Language Day on May 5 (Community of Portuguese Language Countries);
Mother's Day in Hong Kong on May 5 (also Hungary, Lithuania, Mozambique, Portugal, Spain, Romania; celebrated on the first Sunday in May);
Victory Day in Poland and Czech on May 8 (Narodowy Dzień Zwycięstwa in Poland established in 2015; Liberation Day in Czech Republic);