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The Month of May

“May” is likely named after the Roman goddess Maia, who oversaw the growth of plants. Alternatively, the name might have come from the Latin maiores, “elders”. 

May 1 is May Day. Mark the return of spring by bringing in branches of Forsythia, Lilacs, or other flowering shrubs from your region. May Day is also “Lei Day” in Hawaii. Leis are garlands or wreaths that are often made with native Hawaiian flowers such as Plumeria. Nowadays, they are given as a symbol of greeting, farewell, affection, celebration, or honor, in the spirit of aloha. 

May 5 is Cinco de Mayo (“The Fifth of May”). This day celebrates the victory of the Mexican army over the French army at The Battle of Puebla in 1862. 

May’s full Flower Moon reaches peak illumination at 1:36 P.M. (EDT) on Friday, May 5. It will be below the horizon at this time, so plan to venture outdoors on the nights of the 4th and the 5th to get the best view of the bright full Flower Moon!   

The full moon names used by The Old Farmer’s Almanac comes from many places, including Native American, Colonial American, and European sources. Traditionally, each full Moon name was applied to the entire lunar month in which it occurred, not solely to the full Moon.

May’s Flower Moon name should be no surprise, especially with the Super Bloom from all the rain we’ve had!

  • May 14 is Mother’s Day—Don’t forget about her and the other Women who have been like a Mom to you!
  • May 20 is Armed Forces Day, which honors those who serve in all branches of the United States military. 
  • May 22 is National Maritime Day. Created in commemoration of the first transoceanic voyage via steamboat (completed by the U.S.S. Savannah in 1819), this holiday recognizes the efforts of the U.S. merchant marine during both war and peace. 

May 29 is Memorial Day—a poignant reminder of the tenacity of life. 

The San Diego Insurance Adjusters Association (SDIAA), founded in 1945, is San Diego’s oldest and largest professional adjuster organization. With over 1,200 members, our mission is to promote harmony and cordial business relations among the claims profession and those businesses associated with the insurance industry. We offer social gatherings, events and educational meetings for our members. We also serve as a resource on insurance claim-related topics, support a scholarship fund, and donate to various charities and causes throughout San Diego County.

In addition to conducting regular educational meetings, we have vendor nights, a holiday party, an annual fundraising Golf Tournament, monthly social events to help build rapport and relationships within the industry.

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