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Moon Day 27

An auspicious day in all traditions. The only difference is that Veda doesn't recommend travelling, whilst Globa suggests it is positive for travel, but advises against drinking alcohol.

Next Full Moon Date: Sunday, May 22, 2016

Names Given to the Moon by Other Cultures:

  • Colonial American: Milk Moon
  • Chinese: Dragon Moon
  • American Indian (Cherokee): Planting Moon
  • American Indian (Choctaw): Panther Moon
  • American Indian (Dakotah Sioux): Moon When Leaves Are Green, Moon To Plant
  • Celtic: Bright Moon
  • English Medieval: Hare Moon
  • Neo Pagan: Grass Moon

Full Flower Moon (May)

Flowers spring forth in abundance this month. Some Algonquin tribes knew this full Moon as the Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon.

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.