Start of May

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A player smelling a lily of the valley.

The Start of May is the first spring holiday event in RuneScape. During the event, lilies of the valley blossom throughout the game. It first occurred in 2009, and it celebrates the beginning of May.

Activities[edit | edit source]

During Start of May, there are lilies of the valley blossoming throughout RuneScape.[1] The lilies can be picked to obtain the item variant, which can then be given to other players by using the item on them if they have Accept Aid for the miscellaneous category on, their backpack is not full, and they don't already have one. They can be wielded as a weapon. Smelling the lilies makes players perform an emote where the lilies are brought up to their nose and they lean backwards.

Before 2021, when a Start of May event ended, the lilies were removed from the game. However, lilies that have been stored in a keepsake key could still be used as an override.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

The Start of May event has been active between the following dates.

Year Start End
2009[1][2] 28 April 19 May
2010[3] 28 April 15 May
2011 3 May 16 May
2013 2 May 13 May
2015 27 April 18 May
2016 3 May 16 May
2018 30 April 14 May
2019 29 April 7 May
2020 27 April 4 May

Since 2021 they have appeared on 1 May, staying available until the end of the month each year.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The first and only event to run the entire month of May was the 2021 event.
  • Lilies are one of the few items that can be given to ironman accounts by other players. Others include gnomeballs and bonds.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ a b Mod Fetzki. "Summoning Upgrade and Hairstyles." 28 Apr 2009. RuneScape News.
  2. ^ Andrew. "Bounty Hunter Wilderness-only PvP." 06 May 2009. RuneScape News.
  3. ^ Mod Moltare. "Buyers and Cellars (and Thieves’ Guild)." 28 Apr 2010. RuneScape News.