Most of us look forward to our birthday all year and, if planned properly, it can be the best day of our year.
If you’re lucky enough to have been born in May then you might even have the greatest birthday of all.
Here’s why it’s best to be a May child.
1. May babies are the biggest and bounciest
May babies can be up to 7 ounces heavier than those born at other times of the year, meaning that you start life with an extra zing in the pram.
2. Summer is on its way
Not long after you’re born, summer arrives, so you spend the first few months of your life absorbing loads of Vitamin D, fresh air, and hope.
3. Love is in the air
The month of May is named after Maia, the Roman goddess of fertility, and it’s a month that celebrates the blossoming buds of flowers as nature prepares itself for summer.
And folklore is full of lusty youths and gentle maidens falling in love before skipping around the phallic maypole.
4. Bank Holiday heaven
When it comes to holidays May delivers like a rogue Las Vegas slot machine.
The month begins with May Day, before gliding through half-term on to the most glorious Bank Holiday of them all over the weekend of Whitsuntide.
If you have a birthday in May, and you plan your celebrations carefully, you could spend the best part of four weeks having fun.
5. Milking it in May
In Old, English May is called the ‘month of three milkings’ referring to a time when the cows could be milked three times a day.
The Milky Bars are on us!
6. Oh Lucky You
People born in May consider themselves to be the luckiest, with levels of optimism much higher than for those born at other times of the year.
And optimism is scientifically proved to make you happier, and may even lead to a longer life.
7. We’re not alone
May babies share their birthday month with Mark Zuckerberg, singer James Brown, John F Kennedy, Queen Victoria, Audrey Hepburn, Eric Cantona, Karl Marx, and Florence Nightingale.
8. Smile and the world smiles back
May sees National Smile Month in the UK, and so you can beam at those around you for your birthday and beyond.
And, of course, the happier you are the more joy you will share with the world around you.
9. The stars are with you
According to the zodiac, people born in May are understanding, resolute, and enthusiastic, and their physical attractiveness, coupled with their mental strength, makes them irresistible.
So those born under the signs of Taurus and Gemini should consider themselves blessed by the stars.
If you love asparagus, you’re in for a birthday treat as it’s the seasonal time for this vegetable that is packed with spring goodness.
And, if it isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of other voluptuous fruit and vegetables to delight your taste buds.
Daft as a giddy goat, the Eurovision Song Contest explodes onto our televisions in May, which means that you can blend it with your birthday to create one long, glitter-filled party.
Get out your fancy dress box, rustle up some themed food and take the month off.