Celebration of fertility and growth. Marks consummation of the sacred marriage between the god and goddess.
Excerpt: Beltane Fires
Essay: May Day Made Me a Pagan
Explore: Fertility of the Spirit
eCards: Send a Beltane Greeting
Vesak (Visakha Puja/Buddha Day)
Celebrates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Buddha (Hana Matsuri in Japan); celebrated on different days in the spring depending on one's culture and Buddhist tradition.
Resource: Celebrating the Birth of the Buddha
Explore: What Makes a Holy Day?
Second Sunday in May; a celebration of motherhood and a day to honor mothers.
Feature: Mother's Day
eCards: Send a Mother's Day Greeting
Declaration of the Bab
Celebrates the Bab, herald of the greater messenger of God (begins sundown the previous day).
Resource: More on the Bab
Marks the Ascension of Jesus Christ into heaven; occurs the fortieth day after Easter.
Essay: The Ascension of Jesus
Link: About the Ascension
Ascension of Baha'u'llah
Commemorates the death of Baha'u'llah, founder of the Baha'i faith.
Link: About the Ascension of Baha'u'llah
Last Monday in May; commemorates the service men and women who died in service to their country.
Multimedia: A Tribute to Fallen Soldiers