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Happy National May Ray Day

May 19th is National May Ray Day! National May Ray Day is all about getting out into the sunshine and enjoy the warm May weather. Remember the saying, “April showers bring May flowers”? Well, today marks the turning of the seasons to the warm, sun-filled month of May.

May Ray Day was founded in 1977 by Richard Ankli to honor his brother who was born on May 19th. This day has meant a great deal to many people and cultures as the ages past, being an indicator for when to begin planting, marking the true end of the cold of winter, and the rise of a hot summer. This day marks the turn of winter clothing into summer clothing. No more with the heavy winter coats, no more thick sweaters and layers of long-johns, time to bust out the tank tops and shorts! This means it’s time to welcome the sun back into the sky and get on out and flaunt your stuff!

To celebrate May Ray Day, you need to get yourself out of the house and into the sun. Go for a walk, a jog, head to the beach, do whatever you can do to breathe in the warm fresh air. If you are at home, abroad, at the beach, wherever you are, there is no excuse to step outside and soak up the sun’s rays because today is May Ray Day. Don’t forget to post your sun-filled activity on social media and use the hashtags #NationalMayRayDay and #GloballyAbroad.

Want to find more ways to enjoy the warm weather and summer heat? Globally Abroad has summer study abroad programs that will allow you to enjoy the warm weather and celebrate each day like it is National May Ray Day! Check out our programs.

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