Full Moon Bonfire
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Sunset – 8:20 pm
Moonrise – 8:29 pm
High Tide (Rockville): – 9:22 pm
~ Full Flower Moon ~
Finish your Memorial Day Weekend with a beutiful bonfire on the beach with friends and neighbors. The bonfire will be near the end of Boardwalk 1 but the exact location won’t be known until that night when we know a safe distance from all Turtle nests. I’m sure there will be a good location somewhere on our growing beach near Boardwalk 1.
To keep things simple, each person brings what you want: food, drinks, chairs and a stick of firewood for a big bonfire. Nothing will be provided but a beautiful beach, a bonfire and, hopefully, a full moon.
Put these dates for the Full Moon Bonfires on your calendar:
Thursday, June 28
Friday, July 27 (Bonfire to be held Saturday, July 28)
Sunday, August 26
There’s always plenty of room on the beach for everyone, so invite a friend or bring your house guests.
How the Full Moon got its name
Per Old Farmers Almanac (https://www.almanac.com/content/full-moon-names):
May: Full Flower Moon – May In most areas, flowers are abundant everywhere during this time. Thus, the name of this Moon. Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon, or the Milk Moon.
I found another website (http://newsclipper.hubpages.com/hub/The-Moon-Facts-Trivia-and-Folklore) This site also says the Cherokee Indians called it the Planting Moon and the English Medieval name was Hare Moon.
5 interesting May fun facts:
1. The month of May was named for Maia, the Greek goddess of fertility.
2. In any given year, no month ever begins or ends on the same day of the week as May does.
3. May’s birthstone is the emerald which is emblematic of love and success.
4. May was once considered a bad luck month to get married. There is a poem that says “Marry in May and you’ll rue the day”.
5. The United Kingdom celebrates May as the National Smile Month.