May is Celiac Awareness Month! Each May, we combine our efforts with those of Canadian Celiac Association chapters coast to coast, as well as the national office, to educate Canadians about celiac disease, dermatitis herpetiformis, and the gluten free diet.
- May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.
- The May birth flower is the Lily of the Valley and the Crataegus monogyna. It is native throughout the cool temperate Northern Hemisphere in Asia, Europe, and in the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States, but has been naturalized throughout the temperate climactic world.
- The “mayflower” Epigaea repens is a North American harbinger of May, and the floral emblem of both Nova Scotia and Massachusetts. Its native range extends from Newfoundland south to Florida, west to Kentucky in the southern range, and to Northwest Territories in the north.
- The zodiac signs for the month of May are Taurus (until May 20) and Gemini (May 21 onwards).
Newfoundland and Labrador
This Canadian province, which sits at the eastern edge of North America, encroaches on the home of 22 whale species and dozens of seabirds that play among the icebergs. While the capital city of St. John’s can be quite mild, the actual island of Newfoundland has more extreme and unpredictable weather moods
This island straddling the Arctic Circle is the northernmost point of inhabitable space in Iceland. It is a small, rocky island with little vegetation, only a few hundred permanent residents, and cliffs teeming with arctic birds known as puffins, which seem oblivious to the chill as they dive-bomb from high on the rocks into the Arctic Ocean for food.
-A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.
– In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.
-In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.
-In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.
-It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.
– In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.
Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
The first Canadian Earth Day was held on Thursday, September 11, 1980, and was organized by Paul D. Tinari, then a graduate student in Engineering Physics/Solar Engineering at Queen’s University.