Happy May Day Everyone!

This is from my door to your door:

We celebrated May Day at school making May baskets to put on our neighbors’ doors. I taught my children the same. In early grades we always had a Maypole and would sing and dance around it. Great fun!

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10 thoughts on “Happy May Day Everyone!

  1. Over the pond the May Day celebration has its roots in pagan Anglo-Saxon customs and the pagan festival Beltane, which marked the beginning of summer. (Anglo-Saxon period 500-1066).
    Villages and towns all over the U.K. mark the beginning of springtime fertility by traditional Maypole dancing and Morris dancing. The first Monday in May is a traditional Bank Holiday over here and this year falls on 7th.

    I wonder if the date 1st May, the U.S. International Workers’ Day, was chosen for same reasons, to mark a new beginning?

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  2. I once stole all the flowers out of a neighbors garden so I could make her a Mayday basket….she didn’t notice at first ….thank goodness she just laughed when she told my mother what I had done.

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